Springfield, Mass. - April 19, 2014 - The Springfield College men's track and field placed fifth among 11 teams at the Springfield College Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
The Pride totaled 83 points on the day, while Worcester State won the Invitational with 158 points. UMass Dartmouth took second with 119 points, followed by Saint Rose (93) and Westfield State (88).
Jacob Simons (Naugatuck, Conn.) won the 800 meters in a time of 1:59.94, while Ryan O'Connell (Middleboro, Mass.) was the runner-up in the 1500 after crossing the finish line in 4:07.50.
In the triple jump, Brian Stacy (Belchertown, Mass.) took second with a distance of 40-10.25 and Tim Johansmeyer (Norton, Mass.) was fourth after jumping 39-05.75.
Springfield also had a great showing in the javelin, as Parker Ashton-Youngs (Tolland, Conn.) was second after a toss of 180-08, and teammate Tyler Chateauvert notched a fourth-place mark with a 170-07.
In the 3000 steeplechase, Joe Geurds (Albany, N.Y.) took second with a time of 10:20.03, and Andrew Aronne (Wethersfield, Conn.) placed second in the pole vault after reaching a height of 12-07.50.
The Pride had two of the top seven finishers in the long jump, with Stacy taking fifth with a mark of 20-07.25, and Johansmeyer placing fifth with a 20-03.00.
Jacob Buhelt (Falmouth, Maine) ran the 400 in 51.51 for fourth-place points, and in the 100, Ken Toal (Newtown, Conn.) took seventh with a 11.25, as did Joe Taggart (Castleton, Vt.) in the 110 hurdles (16.49) and Benjamin Malin in the 400 hurdles (1:00.62).
Peter Andrews (Lincoln. R.I.) took home third-place points for Springfield in the weight throw with a heave of 146-01, and Brandon Hammerstrom (Auburn, N.H.) was fourth in the shot after posting a distance of 45-05.25