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Men’s Track and Field Boasts Five All-Region Performances at NCAA Regional Championships

Kinnard Hughes '22
Kinnard Hughes '22

Cambridge, Mass. - The Trinity College men's track and field team saw four athletes turn in top-eight performances on Saturday of the 2018-19 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Regional Championships at MIT. The Bantams finished the event in 13th out of 23 teams, just three points shy of 12th-place Coast Guard and seven ahead of 14th-place Bridgewater State. 

On Friday, Trinity's 400-meter distance medley relay squad led the way, turning in a fifth-place performance. Senior Ben Feola (Woodbridge, Conn.), sophomore Stephen Tyler (Weston, Conn.) and rookies Tim Lautenbach (Weston, Conn.) and Henry Potter (Lake Oswego, Ore.) teamed up to finish 10:21.67, just .21 seconds behind fourth place Williams, to collect All-Region honors as a squad.

Saturday saw four Bantams earn All-Region honors with top-eight performances, two of which came in the long jump. First-years Kinnard Hughes (Chicago, Ill.) and Abel Ngala (New York, N.Y.) both scored for Trinity, with Hughes taking second thanks to a finals distance of 6.83 meters. Ngala posted fifth at 6.59 meters, just .06 behind the fourth-place distance. Senior captain Luke Mayer (Morristown, N.J.) added an All-Region performance with a fifth-place effort in the 60-meter hurdles. Mayer finished in 8.47 seconds to add four points to Trinity's team score. Rookie Robert Allen (Bloomfield, Conn.) rounded out Trinity's All-Region efforts with a seventh-place finish in the 200-meter dash, finishing in 22.66.