February 8, 2014

Men’s Track and Field Outstanding at BU, MIT

BOSTON, Mass.-Junior Ben Hannon, sophomore Frederick Higgins, junior Ryan Hub, and senior Adam Scalesse ran a 3:21.46 in the 4x400 – their best time of the season – to help the Coast Guard men's track and field team to an impressive finish at Saturday's Dave Hemery Invitational, hosted by Boston University.

In addition to his role in the 4x400, Scalesse placed 11th in the 55m hurdles, running a time of 8.47 seconds.

In the 400 meter run, Coast Guard had three runners finish within a second of each other. Junior James Dawkins led the way finishing in 50.87 seconds and he was flanked by classmate Kelcey Smith (51.39) and the aforementioned Higgins (51.78). The result for Smith wrapped up an impressive day after he finished the 200 meter run in 23.17 just behind Hannon (22.90).

The success wasn't confined to the track as senior Ben Wolhaupter and freshman Kaci Rex cleared 14 feet, 9 inches and 14 feet, 3 inches in the pole vault, respectively.

Senior Jordan Lee was the top finisher for Coast Guard in the 800 meter run, crossing the line in 1:54.25. Lee also ran the 500 meter event, finishing in a time of 1:06.87.

Senior Brad Pienta posted a personal record in the mile, running 4:26.87 while classmate Gary Ezzo ran his fastest 5000 meter race indoors, finishing in 15:07.44.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-Junior Nick Foster paced three consecutive Coast Guard runners across the line in the 5000 meter race as the men's track and field team competed at the MIT Invitational on Saturday. Foster, who earned a fourth place finish in a time of 15:53.48 was followed across the line by classmates Stephen Horvath (15:53.77) and Jon Lash (15:56.56) who finished fifth and sixth, respectively.

The freshman distance tandem of Caleb Teachout and Gilliam Hill both ran respectable times of 9:20.01 and 9:20.64 in the 3000 meter run.

In the field events, senior Thomas Bondurant threw 52 feet, 5 inches to take second in the weight throw while also throwing 41 feet, 0.25 inches for an eighth place result in the shot put.

Coast Guard returns to action on Saturday, February 15th when they compete at the Tufts Cupid Challenge.

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