Men’s Track and Field Places 3rd at NEWMAC Championships

Men’s Track and Field Places 3rd at NEWMAC Championships

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass.-Senior Adam Scalesse won a pair of championships and Coast Guard won five individual titles en route to a third place finish at the 2014 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Scalesse, a multiple-time All-American, won both the 110 meter hurdles and 400 meter hurdles with times of 14.15 seconds and 53.17 seconds, respectively. Fellow All-American and classmate Ben Wolhaupter won the pole vault with a jump of 15 feet, 7 inches. The Bears also got championship performances from senior Gary Ezzo (5,000 meter, 15:09.31) and junior Nicholas Foster (10,000 meter, 32:12.74).

Senior Thomas Bondurant earned a pair of second place finishes in the discus and hammer throw with throws of 125 feet, 7 inches, and 167 feet, 0 inches, respectively. Juniors James Dawkins (400 meter, 49.40) and Stephen Horvath (3,000 meter steeplechase, 9:38.81) also earned second place finishes for the Bears.

Junior Ben Hannon, senior Jordan Lee, and freshman Kaci Rex each placed third in the 200 meter, 800 meter, and pole vault, respectively. The 4x400 meter relay team of freshman Andrew Scheffey, junior Kelcey Smith, junior Ryan Hub, and Lee placed third with a time of 3:25.67.

MIT won the overall team title with 247.5 points, pulling away from WPI who came second with 212 points. Coast Guard's 147 points placed the Bears third while Springfield (88.5), Wheaton (53), and Babson (20) rounded out the team rankings.

The Bears will return to the oval on Thursday, May 1st when they travel to Springfield College to take part in the 2014 Division III New England Championships.