SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Coast Guard men's track & field team took fourth place at the Springfield Invitational Saturday afternoon.
On the track, the Bears dominated the 5K taking 1-3 and 5-9. Freshman Adam VanDeren was Coast Guard's top finisher crossing the line in 16:07.07 for first. Following VanDeren across the line was junior Alex Kearney (16:17.88, 2nd), freshman Logan Bonner (16:21.97, 3rd), sophomore Kyle Hansen (16:24.55, 5th), sophomore Jacob McGlumphy (16:28.69, 6th), sophomore Andrew Segalla (16:45.18, 7th), sophomore Thomas Jordon (17:00.43) and junior Ryan Brumm (17:12.32, 9th).
Also taking first in the distance events was freshman Joseph Roth, who ran 10:45.16 in the 3K steeplechase.
In the 400, junior Brett Foster crossed the line in third place, with a time 51.71. He also competed in the javelin taking third place (128-01).
The Bears had three top-10 finishes in the 800 led by Matthew Kerst in third place (2:00.73) followed by sophomore Brennen McCulloch in fifth (2:03.21), and Teddy Frisk in eighth (2:05.92).
Wrapping up the top finishes on the track was freshman Dominic Robert and sophomore Caleb Patton in the 1500. Robert was third in 4:18.81 and Patton was seventh in 4:29.77.
In the field events, sophomore Jason Cho tied for third in the pole vault clearing 12-5.5
Coast Guard had multiple finishers in nearly every throwing event, led by junior Justin Jesuit who took second in the hammer (152-09) and third in the discus (135-11). Joining Jezuit in the top-10 was sophomore Dante Roberts in the shot put (39-10.75, 5th) and javelin (108-03, 10th), sophomore Ben Zarlengo in the discus (135-00, 4th) and freshman Jordan Yriarte in the shot put (37-9.5, 8th) rounded ou the scoring for the Bears.
Coast Guard is back in action next Saturday, April 28th, at NEWMAC Championship hosted by MIT.