Penny, Frick Lead Bears at Silfen Invitational

Michael Frick
Michael Frick

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Senior Raeford Penny and junior Michael Frick each earned first place finishes at day two of the Silfen Invitational hosted by Conn. College on Saturday.

Penny took the top spot in the 400 crossing the line in 49.10, beating junior Vernon Espinoza by just over three tenths of a second. Penny also took second in the 200 (22.12). Junior Jacob Pawlina finished fifth in the 400 in a time of 49.59.

Senior Luke Rehfuss was the Bears other top finisher on the track, taking second place in the 400 hurdles in 55.98.

Frick led a number of top finishers in the field events as he cleared 15-5 in the vault on his first attempt for first place.

Sophomore Ben Zarlengo earned a second place finish in the discus (142-10) and a fourth place finish in the hammer (160-11) while junior Justin Jezuit was fourth in the discus (136-04) and sophomore Dante Roberts was eighth (126-01).

Coast Guard is back in action next Saturday, April 21st, when they travel to both the University of Albany Spring Classic and the Springfield Invitational.

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