Owls Cruise to Win New England Title

Southern Owls

The No. 11 nationally ranked Southern Connecticut State University men's outdoor track and field team had five first-place finishes during the final day of the New England Championships competition, May 11, and would go on to win the championships for the first time since 2011.

Eleven members of the men's indoor track and field team – seniors Twayne Forth (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Selasi Lumax (Somerset, N.J.), Brian Nill (Ridge, N.Y.) and Logan Sharpe (Esperance, N.Y.), juniors Omar Gonzalez (Bristol, Conn.), A.J. Guerra (Stafford Springs, Conn.), Nelson Laskoski (Pomfret Center, Conn.), Nick Lebron (Newington, Conn.) and Jimm Guerrier (Brockton, Mass.) and sophomores Michael Cameron (Hartford, Conn.) and Michael Lee (New London, Conn.) – have qualified for the NCAA Division II Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships. The event will take place in Pueblo, Colo., beginning on May 23.
 
twayne forthAt the New England Championships, SCSU scored an outstanding 159 total points, with Stonehill next in second with 66 points. SCSU had 15 All-New England honors on May 11, and 27 total, along with eight New England champions.
 
There were also eight NCAA provisional marks along with one automatic berth.
 
The first-place finishes went to Forth in the 200m (21.68 seconds), Lumax in the 400m (47.49 seconds), and Sharpe in the 400m HH (51.79 seconds) during single events. The 4X400 relay team of Sharpe, Forth, Guerrier and Lumax also finished first (3:11.07) along with the 4X100 relay team of Thomas Phommalinh (New Britain, Conn.), Forth, Guerrier and Lumax (41.91 seconds). The provisional marks went to Lumax, Sharpe and the 4X400 relay.
 
Nill earned the NCAA automatic berth in second in the 800m (1:49.27).
 
The remaining provisional marks went to Cameron in second (17.93m) and Tahir Parkes (Bloomfield, Conn.) in seventh (16.07m) during the shot put, and Lee in second (14.81m) and Guerrier in third (14.55m) during the triple jump.
 
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