Brunnette wins 5,000 meters, Lewis grabs second All-New England
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Sam Brunnette (Newport Center, Vt.) won the 5,000 meter run and freshman Terrell Lewis (Nashua, N.H.) grabbed his second All-New England honor of the weekend to lead the Plymouth State University men's outdoor track and field team to a program-best tenth place finish at the NCAA Division III New England Championship meet hosted by MIT at Morrison Track on Saturday.
Brunnette was the first to cross the finish line in the 5,000 meters, winning with a time of 14:48.70. He finished nearly two seconds ahead of the closest competitor for his first New England outdoor title, earning All-New England honors in the process.
Lewis, who claimed All-New England status in the long jump on Friday, made it two-for-two after his performance in the finals of the 110 meter hurdles. He finished second in 14.87 seconds, just off his school record time set during the preliminaries on Friday.
The Panthers' 4x100 meter relay team posted a season best time. The quartet of junior Isiah Trask (Turner, Maine), sophomore Zach Bassett (Pascoag, R.I.), senior George Speechley (Barrington, N.H.) and junior Isaiah Bolden (Dover, N.H.) finished in 44.15 seconds, just 0.14 seconds of school record pace, to finish 12th.
The 4x800 meter relay team took 13th in the meet with a time of 8:11.38. The team was comprised of sophomore Noah Byington (Hanscom AFB, Mass.), junior Kyle Saunders (Hudson, N.H.), freshman Marcus Cryan (Topsfield, Mass.) and junior Warren Bartlett (Loudon, N.H.).
Bartlett also ran in the 1,500 meters where he posted a time of 4:05.01 to finish in 16th place.
PSU finished with 20 team points to finish tied with Westfield State University for tenth place, the highest finish at the New England championships in program history.
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