WESTON, Mass.- The Eastern Nazarene College men's track and field team capped off their season as first-year members of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) by capturing a second-place finish at the NECC Championships hosted by Regis College Sunday.
The Lions were represented by twelve student-athletes at the conference meet, which included three individuals claiming a first-place finish and two relay teams collecting a first-place finish as well.
Travelis Mosley (Pompano Beach, Fla.) grabbed first-place in both the 100-meter dash at 11.34 seconds and the 200-meters at 22.77 seconds.
Kevin Rodrigues (Dorchester, Mass.) placed first in the 1,500-meters with a new personal-best of 4:27.33. Rodrigues also grabbed second-place in the 800-meters at 2:12.23 seconds.
Joel Piercey (Randolph, Mass.) garnered a first-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles at 19.27 seconds, while also claiming fourth in the 400-meter hurdles at 1:07.96 and competing in the triple jump.
The 4x100-meter relay team compiled by Mosley, Ralph Tima (Lakeland, Fla.), Jaeden Ortiz (Deltona, Fla.), and Shawn Wright (Baltimore, Md.) earned first-place at the meet with a time of 44.28 seconds, a new school record.
Ortiz, Tima, Mosley, and Kevin Rop (Silver Spring, Md) assembled the 4x400-meter relay team that collected a first-place finish at 3:41.38 seconds.
Wright and Tima each ran in the 100-meters and 200-meters with Tima placing fifth in the 100-meters and fourth in the 200-meters, while Wright earned sixth in the 100-meters and fifth in the 200-meters. Wright also grabbed second in both the high jump and triple jump for the Lions.
Ortiz ran a personal-best 54.62 seconds in the 400-meters to collect fourth place, while Rop crossed the finish line right behind him to take fifth place.
The lone Lion in the 5000-meters, Matthew Mansaray (Acushnet, Mass.) garnered second-place with a time of 24:57.75. Mansaray also ran in the 800-meters and 1,500-meters for Eastern Nazarene.
Israel Tetuan-Chavez (Selma, Calif.) threw in both the shot put and discus throw for Eastern Nazarene, earning a third-place toss in the discus throw at 24.46 meters.
Garrett Crandell (Bristol, Tenn.) competed in the triple jump for the Lions.
Eastern Nazarene totaled 135 points to capture second-place. Newbury amassed 244 points to grab first-place, while Elms grabbed third-place, Lesley claimed fourth-place and Southern Vermont finished in fifth-place.