Record-Breaking Day for Men’s Track at ECAC’s

TROY, N.Y.-Seniors Adam Scalesse broke his own school record in the 110 meter hurdles to lead Coast Guard on day one of the 2014 ECAC Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by RPI.

Scalesse recorded a time of 14.12 seconds in the qualifying round to break his previous record by 0.01 seconds and blow away the rest of the field by a staggering 0.40 second margin. Fellow senior Gary Ezzo ran a time of 32:00.57 in the 10,000 meter run to finish second in the event.

Senior Thomas Bondurant and Ben Wolhaupter both had impressive performances on the day as well with Bondurant placing seventh in the hammer throw with a best toss of 51.31 meters and Wolhaupter claiming a fifth place result in the pole vault with a best of 4.71 meters.

The 4x400 team of juniors Ben Hannon, Kelcey Smith, James Dawkins, and freshman Andrew Scheffey placed ninth with a time of 3:23.18. Juniors Stephen Horvath (9:55.73, 3,000 meter steeple chase) and Nicholas Foster (33:18.78, 10,000 meter) claimed 10th and 12th place finishes in their events, respectively.

Senior Clay Kosack, competing in the decathlon, posted a solid 3,207 points on day with a time of 11.45 seconds in the 100 meter, 6.08 meters in the long jump, 11.87 meters in the shot put, 1.68 meters in the high jump, and a time of 52.26 seconds in the 400 meters.

The Bears currently rest in 7th place of 34 scoring teams with 14 points. The competition resumes tomorrow with day two of the championships, once again hosted by RPI.

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