Track & Field

Minors joy after superb victory

  • Romping to victory: Dage Minors won handily (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

Dage Minors has given his triumphant display at the recent Silfen Invitational the proverbial thumbs up.

The Franklin Pierce University graduate student’s outdoor season gained more momentum after he romped to victory in the 1,500 metres at Connecticut College over the weekend.

Minors hit the tape in 3min 52sec, to fulfil his primary objective at the two-day track meet.

“The whole reason on running the 1,500 was solely to get a time that would put me in the fast heat for my conference meet [Northeast 10 Championships] in May,” Minors said.

The Northeast 10 Championships will be held at Southern Connecticut State University on May 4 and 5.

Minors was among a trio from Franklin Pierce claiming victories on the opening day of the Silfen Invitational.

Freshman Hugo Arlabosse won the 800 metres in 1:53 and sophomore Jeff Reddy the 10,000 in 31:58.

Franklin Pierce were the defending champions going into the meet, but were unable to retain their title and ended up fifth among the 19 teams that competed.

Minors’s triumph was his first since becoming the first Bermudian to win the KPMG Front Street Mile elite men’s race in January.

“This was in fact my first win since that great night but there have been tons of positives since then,” the 22-year-old added. “I raced twice indoor after that, running 4:06 in the mile and 1:47 in the 800.

“My first 800 race outdoors was three weeks ago at Florida Relays where I ran 1:48 just behind fellow Bermudian Shaquille Dill.

“I was pleased with that performance because it was rainy and the race was tactical in Florida.

“Just excited to keep the train rolling for rest of spring and summer.”

Minors ran the 800 metres in 1:47 at February’s David Hemery Valentine Invitational at the Boston University Track and Tennis Centre to break his own national indoor record.