Bridgewater State’s John Lara Named MASCAC Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rookie of the Week

Bridgewater State’s John Lara Named MASCAC Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rookie of the Week

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Bridgewater State University freshman John Lara has been selected as the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Men’s Indoor Track & Field Rookie of the Week.

Lara placed third in the 800-meter run this past weekend at the 6th Annual UMass Boston Indoor Open with a time of 1:58.11. The South Boston, Massachusetts product qualified for the Division III New England Champi­onships in the event.

Lara, who is currently ranked fourth in all of Division III in the 800, also ran a leg in the 4x400-meter relay along with junior Louis Walusimbi (Woburn, Mass.), freshman Lucas Alves (East Taunton, Mass.) and sophomore Alex Casey (Franklin, Mass.). The foursome posted a time of 3:33.10 to finish eighth in the event.

The indoor track & field season continues for Bridgewater State on Saturday as the Bears compete at the RIC Invitational.