BIRMINGHAM, - A trio of Little East Conference (LEC) student-athletes earned All-America honors for their performances on the second day of the NCAA Division III Men's Indoor Track & Field National Championships Saturday, hosted by Birmingham Southern College and the Birmingham CrossPlex.
UMass Dartmouth sophomore George Papoulis (Haverhill, Mass.) garnered All-America honors with his fourth-place finish in the 800 meter run; his time of 1:52.79 was 0.99 seconds back of the first place time recorded by Ohio Northern's Matt Molinaro. UMass Boston senior Dominic Nda (Pittsfield, Mass.) placed seventh in the 60-meter dash with his time of 6.96 seconds to earn All-America honors, which was 0.18 seconds back of the winning time of 6.78 seconds recorded by Birmingham-Southern's Jamal Watkins.
In the final individual event of the day, Plymouth State University junior Sam Brunnette (Newport Center, Vt.) became an All-American in the 3,000-meter run after crossing the finish line in 8:22.64. He was the fourth LEC men's competitor to earn All-America accolades for the weekend; UMass Dartmouth senior Jared Louf-Woods (Salem, Mass.) placed fourth in the weight throw (19.16m) Friday to register the conference's first All-America award of the weekend.
Also on Friday, University of Southern Maine freshman Zach Hoyle (Sidney, Maine) finished 14th in in the 800 in 1:54.26, while Plymouth State junior Warren Bartlett (Loudon, N.H.) finished 13th in the mile run with his time of 4:14.67.
LEC TEAM STANDINGS
UMass Dartmouth – T22nd – 10 points
UMass Boston – T55th – 2 points
Plymouth State – T60th – 1 point