Men's track and field 10th at MAC Championships

Fred Roberts (photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)
Fred Roberts (photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)

CHESTER, Pa. - The Hood College men's track and field team placed 10th at the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships at Widener University. 

Highlights

  • Fred Roberts cleared career-best 4.04 meters (13-3) to finish fifth in the pole vault. 
  • The 4x400-meter relay team of Roberts, Zach Crossey, Evan Ellington and AJ Lewis ran a time of 3:33.18 to finish 11th. Their time ranks fourth in program history. 

Notes

  • The Blazers were 10th in the team scoring with 20 points. 
  • Stevenson won the team championship with 144.5 points. 

Quote

  • "We made a statement this weekend at the MAC Outdoor Championships with some impact performances.  I couldn't be prouder of our small group where AJ won the first individual conference title in six years, Freddy built upon his all-conference performance indoors with scoring performances in the decathlon, long jump, and pole vault, and we also recorded a lot of season- and personal-bests along with a couple of school records.  Our men's team really took a big step forward as well with the most team points at the conference meet we have had since 2013.  We are excited for one last opportunity to qualify for post-season competition at the ECAC Championships," head coach Chris Benassi.