Junior Joseph Gioielli broke the CCSU school record in the 800 meter run and freshman Edwin Alston broke the school record in the 110 meter hurdles as the CCSU men's outdoor track and field team was split in action between the Larry Ellis Invitational and the Georgia Tech Invitational this weekend.
Gioielli broke his own CCSU school record in the men's 800 meter elite run on Saturday at the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted by Princeton University, improving his school record time to 1:50.23. The time earned Gioielli a 19th place overall finish in the event.
Meanwhile at the Georgia Tech Invitational, Alston sprinted to a fifth place overall finish in the 110 meter hurdles finals crossing the finish line with a new CCSU record time of 14.31. To advance to the 110 meter hurdles finals, Alston ran 14.33 in the preliminaries and 14.34 in the semi-finals. The times qualified the rookie to compete in the USA Jr. Nationals in Clovis, CA on June 24-26.
In the 200 meter run at the Larry Ellis Invitational, senior Kendall Walker ran a season-best 22.23 to record a 23rd place overall finish in the event and in the 400 meter run junior Zach Andrews logged a season-best time of 49.54 to place 25th.
Alex Norstrom ran a new personal-best time in the men's 10,000 meter run at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Saturday. The sophomore ran 13:17.22 to log the new PR and the time resulted in a fifth place overall finish in the event.
In the 3,000 meter steeplechase, Austin Trainor registered a new personal-best time. The sophomore crossed the finish line in 9:10.62 for the PR and picked up a 12th place overall finish.
Sophomore Sam Borecki turned in a 10th place finish at the Larry Ellis Invitational in the pole vault. Borecki cleared 4.70 meters to earn the result.
At the Georgia Tech Invitational, senior Dashawn Putman cleared 2.02 meters in the men's high jump to land a spot on top of the podium at the meet. The clearance earned Putman a third place overall finish.
The CCSU men's outdoor track and field team will return to action next as they compete at the America East Pre-Conference Meet on Saturday, April 30 at the Reggie Atkins Track & Field Facility in Durham, NH.
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April 19, 2016 Alston Earns NEC Men's Track & Field Rookie of the Week
April 12, 2016 Willis, Grudzwick Earn Northeast Conference Weekly Awards
April 9, 2016 Trio of Blue Devils Compete at Sam Howell Invitational
April 8, 2016 Trio of Blue Devils Compete at Sam Howell Invitational
April 5, 2016 Putman Named NEC Field Athlete of the Week
April 1, 2016 Blue Devils Host CCSU Track & Field Invite Saturday
March 17, 2016 Men's Indoor Track and Field Earn NEC Honors
March 12, 2016 Alston, Henry Open Outdoor Season at USF Invitational
February 20, 2016 Men's Track and Field Finishes Runner-Up at NEC Indoor Championships
February 19, 2016 Men's Track and Field Second After First Day of NEC Indoor Championships
February 15, 2016 Putman Grabs NEC Field Athlete of the Week Award
February 9, 2016 Gioielli Picks Up Fourth NEC Track Athlete of the Week Award
February 2, 2016 Gioielli, Borecki Honored With NEC Weekly Awards
January 26, 2016 Gioielli, Alston Collect NEC Weekly Honors
January 19, 2016 Borecki Tabbed NEC Field Athlete of the Week
January 11, 2016 Gioielli Named NEC Track Athlete of the Week
January 8, 2016 Men’s Indoor Track and Field Picked Second in NEC Preseason Poll
December 16, 2015 Latham Earns NEC Field Athlete of the Week Honors