Senior Dage Minors chalked up four Northeast-10 Conference Titles, pushing his career total to 15 championships and leading the way for the Franklin Pierce University Men's Track & Field team to a fifth-place finish at the Northeast-10 Championship, held at Reggie Lewis Center.
Minors took home an individual title in the 800 meters and also anchored the Franklin Pierce Distance Medley, 4x400-meter and 4x800-meter relay squads, all of which were victorious.
In all, Franklin Pierce finished the day with 85.5 points, which was good enough to place fifth in the 11-team field. Up front, Southern Connecticut State (147 points) took home the team title, followed by American International (137 points) in second and Merrimack (100.5 points) in third.
Minors picked up his individual title in the 800 meters, an event in which he is the fastest man in the nation. He turned in a time of 1:54.42 to win, picking up 10 points for Franklin Pierce in the process.
Franklin Pierce also got 10 points each from a trio of victorious relays. The day marked the first time all season Franklin Pierce had fielded a distance medley relay team, and the quartet came away victorious anyway. A lineup of freshman Jeff Reddy, senior Alex Bonitto, junior Joshua Ercolini and Minors turned in a winning time of 10:17.52. It was the fourth straight indoor DMR title for Franklin Pierce at the Northeast-10 Championship.
Franklin Pierce also won the indoor 4x800-meter relay for the fourth straight season. Minors ran the anchor again, following junior Adam Bryson, freshman Tyler Hayes and junior Martin Gradijan to put together a first-place time of 7:53.94.
Meanwhile, a majority of the distance medley lineup came back to pick up the program's first ever title in the 4x400-meter relay. It was senior Cory Cataldo, followed by Ercolini, Bonitto and Minors, to post a winning time of 3:22.94.