BOSTON, Mass. – The men's Coast Guard 4x400 broke the school record improving their chances on earning an invitation to the 2018 NCAA National Championship at BU Last Chance Meet Saturday afternoon.
The quartet of juniors Jacob Pawlina (48.7) and Benjamin Taminger (48.9) and seniors Luke Rehfuss (49.1) and Raeford Penny (47.9) finished in fourth place crossing the line in 3:15.07. Their time breaks the school record of 3:16.45 set back in 2016.
At the start of the day the Bears sat in 13th place in all of Division III for the event but will jump into the top 10 when all the times are collected after the weekend.
Junior Michael Frick was the only other competitor for Coast Guard, winning the pole vault clearing 15-3. Frick currently sits at 27th in Division III after winning the New England Division III Indoor Championship with a height of 15-5.
Coast Guard is back in action next weekend at the Tufts Last Chance Qualifier on March 3rd. It will be the last chance for the Bears to earn a bid to the NCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championship.