PRINCETON, N.J.-Senior Adam Scalesse was the top collegiate finisher in the 110 hurdles, finishing second overall, and placed fifth in the 400 hurdles to lead the Coast Guard men's and women's track teams at the Larry Ellis Invitational, hosted by Princeton College, on Saturday afternoon.
Scalesse was the top finisher among collegiate competitors in the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.27 seconds before coming back and running an impressive time of 53.54 seconds in the 400 hurdles. He was not alone as fellow senior Jordan Lee was the top collegiate finisher in Saturday's 800 meter run with a time of 1:53.39.
Senior Thomas Bondurant threw 159 feet, 2 inches in the hammer to place 16th while junior James Dawkins' time of 50.05 seconds in the 400 meter run was good for 29th.
Freshman Caitlin Piker, fresh off a school-record in the javelin in the Bears' last meet, was impressive in the javelin once again. Her throw of 121 feet, 1 inch was good enough for 14th at the meet, but more importantly is equaled the school's and her own second longest throw of all-time.
The event was almost exclusively Division I and unaffiliated runners with just a handful of Division III participants, each doing their respective schools proud.
Coast Guard will return to the oval on Saturday, April 26th when they compete at the 2014 NEWMAC Track and Field Championships at Mount Holyoke College.