WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Coast Guard's 4x800 won their second straight Division III New England title as the men's track and field team finished tied for 11th place at the Division III New England Championship hosted by Williams.
MIT won the meet with 123 points while Tufts took second place with 96.
The men's 4x800 of senior William Klein (1:57.5), sophomore Benjamin Taminger (1:53.9), senior Caleb Teachout (1:54.6) and junior Brett Foster (1:51.9) earned the Bears their second straight Division III New England Championship in the race as they crossed the line in 7:38.05 distancing themselves from the second place team by more than four seconds. The time also sets a new school record and they become the first team in program history to break 7:40 in the relay.
Sophomore Justin Jezuit earned All-New England honors for the first time in his career as he came in fifth in the discus with a throw of 143-05. Jezuit improved on his throw of 142-05 that had him in 11th place in Division III New England. Freshman Ben Zarlengo finished in ninth place in the same event with a distance of 135-09.
Senior James Rimmele also earned a top ten finish on the men's side in the 3K steeplechase running a season best time of 9:42.01 for a 10th place finish.
The Bears are back in action next weekend at the Open New England Championship hosted by Williams.