Zach Pietras started off the Pride’s success as he won the 3000-meter steeplechase in 10:05.30. The Pride won the 4x100 meter relay with a foursome consisting of Matt Amendola, Nickel Hay, Garrett Sharnick, and Steve Headley.
Along with this win, Headley also had a first place finish in the 100-meter dash (10.87 seconds) and 200-meter dash (22.27 seconds). Amendola added a second place finish in the 200-meter dash (22.69) and a second in the 100-meter dash (11.39). Sharnick also placed in the 100-meter dash as he finished in third (11.74).
Hay was also a multiple winner on the day. He also won the 400-meter dash (48.75), took second in the long jump (21-02.00), and was a part of the 4x400 meter relay team (3:20.21). Also on this relay team was Kevin Behlmer, Kevin Coyle, and Christopher Quetant.
Along with the relay victory, Coyle finished first in the long jump (22-00.25) and third in the 110-meter hurdles (16.81). Quetant also finished second in the 400-meter dash (49.51).
Troy French and Stephen Creamer finished first and third, respectively, in the 1500-meter run. French won the event with a time of 4:04.90 and Creamer came in third running it in a time of 4:06.58. In the 5000-meter run, Anthony Salvucci finished in third with a time of 15:58.24.
Nick Hogan also had a good day in the field as he finished third in the hammer throw (135-00), first in the shot put (44-04.25), and third in the discus throw (128-10). Also in the shot put, was second place finisher Jonathon Nardi (40-01.50). In the long jump, Dylan Brock finished third (21-00.50) to go along with his third place finish in the triple jump (40-00.00). Emil Occhiboi won the high jump for the Pride as he jumped a height of 6-01.25. Also in the high jump for the Pride was third place finisher Kevin Ross (5-09.25). Ryan Ux also took home a third place as he participated in the javelin throw and threw a distance of 164-09.
Next Saturday, Springfield will travel to Coast Guard for its annual three-way meet with the Bears and with WPI.