Men’s Track and Field Lands Six on All-New England Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-Coast Guard's men's indoor track and field team collected an individual championship, a runner-up performance, and six All-New England selections at the 2014 New England Division III Indoor Track and Field Championship hosted by MIT.
Senior Ben Wolhaupter claimed the Bears' lone individual championship, clearing 14 feet, 11 inches in the pole vault.
Senior Adam Scalesse was the next top finisher for Coast Guard, taking second in the 60 meter hurdles with his fastest time of the season, running 8.12 seconds after posting an 8.24 second time in the preliminaries. Scalesse also anchored the fourth place finishing 4x400 relay with junior teammates Ben Hannon and James Dawkins, and sophomore Fred Higgins.
Hannon took fourth place in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.30 after qualifying in the preliminaries with a time of 23.00 seconds. Senior Thomas Bondurant placed fourth in the weight throw with a toss of 51 feet, 5.5 inches.
In the distance events, senior Gary Ezzo placed ninth in the 5000 meters running the race in a time of 15:18.27. Junior James Martin was 10th in the 800 meters, running 1:58.69 while anchoring the 4x800 relay along with senior Brad Pienta, junior Ryan Hub, and sophomore Ben Chapman to All-New England honors crossing the line in 8:00.55.
Any competitor or relay team finishing in the top eight earned All-New England honors.
Coast Guard returns to action on Friday, February 28th and Saturday, March 1st when they compete at the All-New England Championships hosted by Boston University.