ROXBURY CROSSING, Mass. / MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Coast Guard men's track & field team ran a number of fast time this weekend, splitting their squad between the Open New England Championship and the Wesleyan Invitational.
At the Open New England Championship, senior Raeford Penny finished in 12th place in the 400 running 49.90 just missing his indoor PR by less than half a second.
At the Wesleyan Invitational, Coast Guard wrapped up five first place finishes, led by junior Benjamin Taminger who crossed the line in the 600 in 1:24.29 for the top spot. Classmate Sydney Johnson and senior Brett Foster followed him across the line in fifth (1:25.54) and sixth (1:26.16) respectively.
Freshman Josiah Davis continues to have a strong freshman year in the middle-distance events as he took home first place in the 800, finishing in 1:58.70.
In the pole vault, junior Michael Frick cleared 15-5 for first place and moved into a tie for 13th place in all of Division III. His vault also moves him into sixth place all-time in program history. Senior Denis Daly was third in the vault, clearing 14-5.25.
The final first place finish went to the Coast Guard 4x800 of Davis, Taminger, Johnson who ran 8:11.40 to beat the next closest team by over 30 seconds.
Other top finishers for the Bears was junior Colton Atkinson (fourth, 8:57.44) and freshman Matt Doyle (fifth, 9:02.24) in the 3K, sophomore Ben Zarlengo (fifth, 45-9) in the weight throw, senior Richard Lee (sixth, 7.28) in the 60 meter dash and junior Michael Bishop (seventh, 23.38) in the 200.
Coast Guard is back in action on Saturday, February 10th, when they travel to the Dave Hemery Invitational at Boston University and the MIT invitational.