Esposito Set School Record, Finishes Fifth in Decathlon
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—Sophomore Dominic Esposito (Massapequa, N.Y.) closed with a victory in the 1500-meter run on his way to a fifth-place finish and a school-record 5,643 points in the decathlon at the NCAA New England Championship on Friday at Blake Track.
Esposito, who ran a time of time of 4:30.58 in the 1500 meters, also qualified for the ECAC Championship for the second time by virtue of his fifth-place finish.
Sitting in seventh after the first five events, Esposito came in fifth with a personal record of 16.82 in the 110-meter hurdles and followed it up with a sixth-place showing in the discus with a toss of 28.85 meters. He cleared a height of 3.25 meters in the pole vault to come in seventh before then posting a personal best in the javelin with a distance of 46.90 meters and winning the 1500 meters.
Senior Brian deLeon (Princeton, N.J.) and sophomore April Goya (Oceanside, Calif.) also got their championship underway on Friday night, competing in their respective 10,000-meter runs. deLeon, who was making his second straight NCAA regional championship appearance, finished in 16th position with a time of 33:30.45 in the men's race, while Goya came in 24th with a time of 43:38.85.
Babson will return to action for day three of the championship with a full slate of events starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning.