Delgado Sets Meet Record in Heptathlon as Men’s Track and Field Finishes Seventh at New England Championships

BOSTON, Mass. (Feb. 26) – Senior Michael Delgado (Bridgewater, Mass.) set a meet record, winning the heptathlon with 4,960 points as the University of Connecticut men’s track and field squad finished tied for seventh out of 36 teams at the New England Championships, hosted by Boston University. UConn totaled 44 points in the meet, while the University of Rhode Island captured the Championship with 112 points.

Delgado also was the individual champion in the 55-meter hurdles, winning the event with a time of 7.58 seconds.

Also scoring points for the Huskies were sophomore Kelechi Ndu (Ashford, Conn.) who finished fourth in the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.47 seconds, sophomore Edwin Campbell (Silver Spring, Md.) who ran the 400-meter dash in 48.24 seconds to take fourth and freshman Verrol Jackson (Schenectady, N.Y.) whose mark of 7.65 seconds was good for fourth place in the 55-meter hurdles. UConn finished fourth in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:17.40 and sophomore Sean Berg (Mystic, Conn.) came in fifth in the heptathlon with 4,181 points.

The Huskies return to Boston, Mass., for the IC4A Championship on Friday, March 4.

Team Scoring (Top 10 of 36)
1. Rhode Island, 112 pts
2. UMass Lowell, 73 pts
3. S. Connecticut State, 65 pts
4. Providence College, 63 pts
5. Boston College, 53 pts
6. Sacred Heart, 48 pts
7. Connecticut, 44 pts
7. U. Mass. Amherst, 44 pts
9. MIT, 30 pts
10. Tufts University, 23 pts

55 Meter Dash - Prelims
7. Kelechi Ndu, 6.51q
10. Ernest Holloway, 6.57q

55 Meter Dash - Semis
5. Kelechi Ndu, 6.53q
10. Ernest Holloway, 6.59

55 Meter Dash - Finals
4. Kelechi Ndu, 6.47

200 Meter Dash - Prelims
15. Ernest Holloway, 22.42
24. Curtis Ford, 22.71

400 Meter Dash - Prelims
4. Edwin Campbell, 49.36q

400 Meter Dash - Finals
4. Edwin Campbell, 48.24

Mile Run - Prelims
7. Max Feldman, 4:12.64q
16. Alex Hudimatch, 4:19.42
25. Colin Meyers, 4:31.03

Mile Run - Finals
9. Max Feldman, 4:15.89

500m Run - Prelims
12. Johanssy Joseph, 1:06.13
22. Jose Rodriguez, 1:08.84

800m Run - Prelims
19. John Braconnier, 1:56.65
23. Brian Watrous, 2:01.88

1,000 Meter Run - Prelims
12. David Hughson, 2:30.20

3,000 Meter Run
10. William Melofchik, 8:33.29
19. Paul Durfee, 8:48.45

5,000 Meter Run
15. Pat Blake, 15:06.28

55 Meter Hurdles - Prelims
3. Verrol Jackson, 7.68q
4. Michael Delgado, 7.69q

55 Meter Hurdles - Semis
2. Michael Delgado, 7.63q
3. Verrol Jackson, 7.68q

55 Meter Hurdles - Finals
1. Michael Delgado, 7.58
4. Verrol Jackson,7.65

4X400 Meter Relay
4. UConn ‘A’, 3:17.40

High Jump
10. Musevani Akkano, 1.91m (6-03.25)

Triple Jump
10. Musevani Akkano, 12.73m (41-09.25)

Heptathlon
1. Michael Delgado, 4960 pts
5. Sean Berg, 4181 pts