Ezzo Sets 10,000 Meter Record

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.-Senior Gary Ezzo broke a school record in the 10,000 meter run as the Coast Guard men's track and field team currently sits in second place after day two of the 2014 Division III New England Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Ezzo placed second in the event overall with a time of 30:58.59, besting the previous record of 31:42.37 that he set earlier this season.

Fellow senior Thomas Bondurant placed third in the hammer throw with a lifetime best mark of 173 feet, 3 inches. Senior Clay Kosack and freshman Kaci Rex took home fourth and eighth in the decathlon with scores of 5,768 and 5,291, respectively.

On the day Kosack ran 18.09 in the 110 hurdles, 4:49.33 in the 1,500 meter, vaulted 11 feet, 7.75 inches, and threw 110 feet, 6 inches in the discus, and 155 feet, 11 inches in the javelin. Rex posted marks of 16.26, 5:11.40, 12 feet, 7.5 inches, 100 feet, one inch, and 111 feet, 3 inches in the same events.

The Coast Guard men's team currently resides in second place with 20 points, tied with Bates College. MIT has the overall team lead with 50 points.

On the women's side senior Abby Bishop is in third place after day one of the heptathlon with a current point total of 2,654. She ran the hurdles in 16.02 seconds, the 200 meter in 26.13 seconds, recorded a mark of 4 feet, 11.5 inches in the high jump, and threw for 32 feet, 6.5 inches in the shot put.

Freshman Caitlin Piker and Carolyn Smith each placed ninth in the javelin and 10,000 meter run, respectively. Piker threw for 114 feet, 11 inches in the javelin and Smith finished the 10,000 meter in a time of 40:06.85.

Coast Guard will be back in action tomorrow when they compete in day three of the 2014 Division III New England Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

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