Bears Best Mariners at Wesleyan

Jacob Pawlina
Jacob Pawlina

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Coast Guard scored another point in the race for the Superintendent's Cup topping Merchant Marine at the Wesleyan Invitational Saturday. 

Combined with the women's point on the same day the Bears now lead the Mariners 7.5-3.5.

Junior Darius Adams inched closer to the school record in the long jump improving on his Division III New England best mark with a distance of 22-10.5 to win the event. Adams is now just an inch and a half away from tying the school record of 23-00 set by Carl Luxhoj in 2008.

Sophomore Jacob Pawlina qualified for the New England Division III Championship by winning the 200 in a time of 22.88. Sophomore Michael Bishop (23.10) and junior Raeford Penny (23.17)

Junior Luke Rehfuss led a 1-2 sweep in the 400 crossing the finish line in 51.01 just beating teammate sophomore Benjamin Taminger who ran 51.07. Sophomore Nicholas Frystack (51.41) and Pawlina (51.55) finished in fourth and fifth place respectively.

Senior Caleb Teachout was also a winner for the Bears as he was top runner in the 800 in a time of 2:00.54. Freshman Riley Miller came in fourth place in 2:02.29.

Coast Guard won both the 4x400 (3:25.90) and the 4x800 (8:09.47). The 4x400 was comprised of Frystack, Rehfuss and freshmen Miguel Moroles and Aidan Becker and the members of the 4x800 were Taminger, Miller, junior Brett Foster and senior Will Klein.

In other running events Foster finished second in the 600 (1:23.99) while sophomore Sydney Johnson (1:26.46) and senior Will Klein (1:26.58) finished in fifth and sixth place respectively. Freshmen Jacob Panning was fourth in the 3K 9:09.42 and freshman Andre Gallant (15:58.71), sophomores Colton Atkinson (16:04.34) and Alex Kearney (16:11.79) went 2-3-4 in the 5K. Freshman Edward Carroll finished in sixth place in the 60m hurdles in 9.05.

In the field events sophomore Justin Jezuit was third in the weight throw with a distance of 49-04.25 qualifying him for the Division III New England Championship. 

Coast Guard is back in action next weekend, February 4, at the Dave Hemery Invitational hosted by Boston University and the Gordon Kelly Invitational hosted by MIT.

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