BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Bridgewater State University sophomore DeAndre Thomas has been selected as the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) GEICO Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week. GEICO is a proud sponsor of the MASCAC weekly awards program.
A native of Montgomery, New Jersey, Thomas captured the meet title in the triple jump with a leap of 45 feet, 6.5 inches (13.88m) this past weekend at the Branwen Smith-King Invitational hosted by Tufts University. He also finished ninth in the long jump at the meet with a mark of 20 feet, seven inches (6.27m).
Thomas, who was competing in each event for the first time this season, qualified for both the Division III New England Championships and the NEICAAA Championships in the triple jump.
Thomas currently ranks 24th in all of Division III in the triple jump and is third among New England Division III student-athletes. He is also seventh in New England in the 60-meter dash.
Next weekend, qualifying members of the BSU indoor track & field teams will compete at the NEICAAA Championships held at the Reggie Lewis Center.