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.