Bears Win Season Opener

NEW LONDON, CONN.--(1/14/12)--Adam Scalesse won the 55 meter hurdles and was part of the winning 4x400 relay team as Coast Guard captured the season-opening Coast Guard Winter Invitational.

The Bears won with 171.5 points edging Rhode Island College (166). Merchant Marine was third (135) while Connecticut College placed fourth with 102.5 points.

Scalesse won the 55 meter hurdles (8.05), Jordan Lee won the mile (4:39.31), Ben Wolhaupter won the pole vault (3.85 meters), Ian Ashner won the weight throw (13.5 meters), and Bryan Ayotte captured the shot put (13.27 meters).

The Bears 4x400 team of Trevor Auth, Kelcey Smith, Joe Kelly and Scalesse won with a time of 3:34.10.