Junior Richard Grudzwick will represent the Central Connecticut men's track and field team at the NCAA East Preliminary at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL, on May 23-25. Grudzwick is seeded 40th in the 800 meter run.
The competition will be hosted at the Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida. The qualifiers out of the two regions will compete in the NCAA Division I Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships held June 5-8 in Austin, TX.
Earlier this season, Grudzwick set a new school record in the 800 meter with a time of 1:50.06 at the 2019 Larry Ellis Invitational. He recently won the gold medal at the 2019 Northeast Conference Championship in the 800 meter after an impressive time of 1:52.10. Grudzwick will compete on Thursday, May 23 at 8:35 p.m.