Coast Guard Finishes in Sixth Place at DIII New England Championship

Darius Adams
Darius Adams

BOSTON, Mass. - The Coast Guard men's track and field team earned their highest finish since 2009 with a sixth place at the Division III New England Championship hosted by Tufts University.

The Bears scored 48 points for sixth place while host Tufts won with 127 points.

Junior Darius Adams set a new school record as he won the long jump with a distance of 23-3.25. Adams jump is now first in Division III New England and breaks the school record of 23-00 set by All-American Carl Luxhoj. 

The Coast Guard 4x800 was the next champion for the Bears as they crossed the line in 7:53.29. The team members were sophomore Sydney Johnson, freshman Riley Miller, senior William Klein and sophomore Benjamin Taminger.

The Coast Guard 4x400 of sophomore Nicholas Frystak Jacob Pawlina and juniors Luke Rehfuss and Raeford Penny ran to All-New England honors with a second place finish in 3:21.07. 

The top individual finisher of the day for the Bears who is currently ranked eighth in New Engand, was junior Brett Foster in the 1000 as he ran 2:29.74 for a third place and finish and All New England honors.

Penny and Frystak each earned All-New England honors as they finished in fourth (50.42) and fifth (50.50) for the Bears, who are currently ranked eighth in New England.

Taminger also earned All-New England honors running 1:56.89 in the 800 for a sixth place finish.

Sophomore Michael Frick cleared 14-5.25 in the pole vault for an eighth place finish and All-New England honors while junior Justin Jezuit also earned All-New England honors with an eighth place finish (50-2.50) in the weight throw. 

The Bears are back in action on February 24th and 25th when they compete at the New England Open Championship at Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.

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