BOSTON, Conn. - The men's 4x400 highlighted a fast day at the David Hemery Invitational as they jumped into the top 10 in the nation Saturday afternoon on the campus of Boston University.
In a field deep with Division I teams, the Bears quartet of sophomores Nicholas Frystak, sand Jacob Pawlina and juniors Luke Rehfuss and Raeford Penny ran to an eighth place finish in 3:17.91. This is currently the second fastest time in New England and third in the nation.
Pawlina also ran a season and team best in the 200 just missing his school record, crossing the line in 22.08. Frystak also ran a season and time best in the 400 with a 36th place finish in 49.09. Both times qualify the two for the Division III and Open New England Championships and they are both seventh in New England.
Sophomore Ben Taminger ran an indoor personal best in the 800 covering the eight banked turns in 1:54.51 while Junior Brett Foster did the same in the 1000 crossing the finish line in 2:29.06. Both time were nearly two seconds off the school records held by Mike Flint. Taminger's time put him seventh in New England while Foster's time moved him all the way up to third in the region.
Postseason competition begins next weekend at the New England Division III Championships hosted by Tufts on both February 17th and 18th.