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. – For the third straight week and fourth time this season, 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.

A native of South Boston, Massachusetts, Lara ran a leg on the Bears’ record-setting 4x400-meter relay team which placed ninth at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships this past weekend with a time of 3:18.55.

The foursome of Lara, sophomores Joshua Higgins (Fitchburg, Mass.) and Lamont Haynes (Boston, Mass.), and senior Michael Kotleski (Great Barrington, Mass.) eclipsed their own previous BSU indoor 4x400 mark of 3:18.76 set 15 days ago at the BU Last Chance Meet.