The Central Connecticut track & field team hosted the CCSU Blue Devil Invite on Saturday, April 27, at the CCSU Track & Field Complex. Junior Akiel Smith won two events and the Blue Devils won nine events overall.
CCSU will host the Northeast Conference championships on May 4-5.
The Blue Devils took the top four spots in the 800-meter run. Junior Richard Grudzwick won in 1:58.44, while junior Julio Arredondo (2:00.37) and freshman Timothy McNamara (2:00.47) were just behind. Freshman Andruw Fleming placed fourth in 2:01.63.
In the 400 meter Hurdles, senior Matt Baum won the event with a time of 56.68, while junior Quincy Sanchez finished second with a time of 57.08. Freshman Laurenzo Thompkins clocked a time of 57.67 to place fourth.
The 4x100 meter relay team of Wise, Creech, Fye-Moore and Dandridge turned in a time of 42.11 to win the event.
The CCSU 'A' relay won the 4x400 meter. Freshmen Jason Walton, Garrett Dandridge, and juniors Richard Grudzwick and Andrew Findley turned in a time of 3:27.53 to capture the event. Baum, Flemming, McNamara and senior Jero Sneh turned in a time of 3:32.20 for the CCSU 'B' relay.
In the shot put, Kissi had a throw of 13.78 meters to place second, while Radzion had a throw of 12.67 meters for third.
Freshman Trevor Glymph had a mark of 12.91 meters to place second in the triple jump. Freshmen Craig Starkey and Michael Grecco placed second and third in the pole vault with heights of 3.95 meters and 3.65 meters.
The CCSU men posted 99 points and Hartford finished with 71.