Lash Leads Bears to Top 15 Finish at Regionals

Senior Jonathan Lash
Senior Jonathan Lash

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Senior Jonathan Lash missed finishing all-region by one spot, leading Coast Guard to 13th place finish with 396 points at the New England Division III Qualifier hosted by Williams College.

Lash covered the 8k course in 26:20 finishing in 36th place, two seconds away from finishing all-region. Sophomore Zachary Velasquez was second for the Bears finishing in 46th place in a time of 26:34.

The next runner across the line for Coast Guard was sophomore Caleb Teachout who crossed the finish line in a time of 27:25 good enough for 97th place.

Rounding out the scoring for the Bears were junior Kevin Petow and senior Joey O'Connell who finished in 104th and 113th place respectively with times of 27:30 and 27:35.

Senior Colin Cotton from Williams was the overall winner with a time of 25:10. Colby was the overall winner with 63 points followed closely by Amherst 69 points and MIT with 70.

This was the final meet for seniors Lash and O'Connell