SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Gallaudet University men’s track and field team placed 23rd at the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III outdoor championships hosted by Springfield College at the Blake Track on Thursday and Friday. The Bison sent a small contingent of student-athletes that qualified for the postseason two-day championship.
Senior Darius Flowers (Birmingham, Ala.) led the way with his third-place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 14.65 meters (48 feet, 0.75 inches). He reached the mark on his fifth of six jumps. Steve D’Aiutolo from The College of New Jersey won the event with a jump of 14.84 meters (48 feet, 8.25 inches). Flowers cleared 14 meters on four of his six jumps. Four days prior, Flowers set a new school record in the event with a jump of 15.20 meters.
Sophomore Michael Haynes (Edwardsville, Ill.) ran in the 110-meter hurdles event and finished tied for 18th place in the preliminaries. Haynes crossed the finish line in 15.15 seconds but didn’t qualify for the final.
Sophomore Vianney Boum Yamb (Silver Spring, Md.) was 15th in the 100-meter dash preliminaries as he finished with a time of 10.92 seconds but didn’t qualify for the final.
Bates College men’s team won its third straight ECAC Division III outdoor track and field championship as it tallied 79 points, as 65 teams earned team points.
Flowers will next travel to La Crosse, Wis., to participate in the 2013 NCAA Division III outdoor championships on Thursday, May 23.