Bears Finish Up Successful Weekend at BU, MIT

Michael Frick
Michael Frick

BOSTON, Mass. – The Bears finished up an excellent weekend with a number of top performances at the Dave Hemery and Gordon Kelly Invitational Saturday.

At the Dave Hemery Invitational the Bears saw a number of fast times in the 400 and 800 as senior Brett Foster (155.26) ran the seventh fastest time in school history and junior Benjamin Taminger (1:55.32) moved closer to his personal record of 1:54.03. Junior Sydney Johnson crossed the line in 1:57.78 while sophomore Brennen McColloch just missed breaking two minutes (2:00.98).

Senior Raeford Penny led the way in the 400 running the fifth fastest time in program history with a time of 49.13 breaking his own personal best of 49.44. Senior Luke Rehfuss (50.94), junior Matthew Perlich (51.46) and sophomore Miguel Moroles (51.77) also competed in the event as well.

In the mile, freshman Josiah Davis repeated his outstanding performance from the night before by running a personal best 4:23.28 in the mile. Freshman Matt Kerst finished in 4:48.28.

The 4x400 wrapped up the day with an 11th place finish in a time of 3:18.49. The team was comprised of junior Jacob Pawlina, sophomore Benjamin Taminger and senior Raeford Penny and Luke Rehfuss.

At the Gordon Kelly Invitational, junior Michael Frick continued to impress during his third season at the Academy as he took first, clearing 14-11 in the vault. Frick currently sits at 16th in Division III in the event after clearing 15-5 last weekend. Senior Dennis Daly was eighth with a height of 13-11.25.

Freshman Matt Doyle led eighth Coast Guard runners across the line in succession winning the 5K in 15:56.89. He was followed by sophomore Jacob Panning (16:16.43), freshman Adam Vanderen (16:18.59), freshman Logan Bonner (16:23.91), sophomore Jacob McGlumphy (16:25.72), junior Alex Kearney (16:26.95), sophomore Kyle Hansen (16:27.88), freshman Joseph Roth (16:29.56) and junior Colton Atkinson (16:43.97).

In the field events, senior Sawyer Stanton tied for third in the high jump (6-2) while sophomore Ben Zarlengo took third in the weight throw (48-10).

The Bears are back in action next weekend when they take part in the Division III New England Championship looking to build on their sixth place finish from last season. First day of competition is the 16th at Middlebury.

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