SPRINGFIELD, Mass. / PRINCETON, N.J. - The Coast Guard men's track and field team competed at both the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted by Princeton and the Springfield College Classic earning a number of top finishes.
At Princeton the 4x400 team of sophomore Benjamin Taminger, sophomore Jacob Pawlina, junior Luke Rehfuss and junior Raeford Penny finished in a season best time of 3:19.97 for a fifth place finish. The time moves them into third in D III New England and 43rd in the all of Division III.
Senior Caleb Teachout earned a top ten finish in the 1500 crossing the line in ninth place in 4:00.53. Teachout's time moves him into 22nd in D III New England.
Taminger also ran the 800 crossing the line in 1:56.36 for a 19th place finish.
At the Springfield College Classic sophomore Justin Jezuit won two events leading the Bears to 15 top ten finishes on the day. Jezuit was first in the hammer with a season best throw of 153-10 and the discus with a distance of 142-01. Jezuit is in the top 15 in both event in Division III New England.
Freshman Ben Zarlengo also competed in the throws with a fourth place finish in the hammer (138-01) and fifth in the discus (131-09).
Sophomore Sawyer Stanton cleared 6-06 in the high jump for a second place finish and a season best. His height ties him for third in DIII New England.
Also earning a second place finish was sophomore Michael Frick in the pole vault with a height of 14-11. He ties his season best which is currently sixth in DIII New England. Freshman Jason Cho also competed in the pole vault earning a sixth place finish (12-11.5).
Freshman Edward Carroll was Coast Guard's final top 10 finisher in the field events as he was fourth in the triple jump (40-4.75).
On the track junior Brett Foster was the Bears top finisher as he crossed the line in the 800 in second place (1:55.37). The time is a season best for Foster and will move him into the top 15 in DIII New England. Also competing in the 800 was senior Will Klein who also ran a season best of 1:57.64 for a fifth place finish.
Coast Guard also had three runners in the top 10 of the 5K led by freshman Jacob Panning who crossed the line in seventh place (15:51.40), followed by freshman Andre Gallant in ninth place (15:53.61) and sophomore Colton Atkinson in 10th place (16:03.27).
The Bears are back in action next Saturday, April 29th at the NEWMAC Championship hosted by MIT.