Cardinals Impress at the Gordon Kelly Invitational

Photo by Paul Brandon
Photo by Paul Brandon

THE BASICS:

Location: Cambridge, Mass. (MIT)
Invitational: Gordon Kelly Invitational
Date: Saturday, February 11th
The Lead: The Wesleyan University men's track and field team put together some impressive finishes as it competed in the Gordon Kelly Invitational on the campus of MIT Saturday. Additionally, a few Cardinals competed at the two-day David Hemery Inviational hosted by Boston University. 

TRACK HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Bill Bajohr '20 claimed first in the mile with a mark of 4:32.97. Fellow freshmen Kevin McMorrow and Adam Linksy finished third and fourth with times of 4:39.52 and 4:43.36, respectively.
  • Freshman Frank McField '20 finished the 60-meter run in a time of 7.32, which was good enough for fourth place overall. He also claimed second in the 200-meters with a mark of 22.94.
  • In the 600-meter run, Colin Mahoney '18 finished third overall as he crossed the line in 1:28.11.
  • The 3,000-meter race saw the Cardinals grab second and third thanks to Joshua Signore '19 (9:20.80) and Connor Cobb '18 (9:23.50).
  • At Boston Univeristy, Grant Van Inwegan '20 competed in the 800m run, Tate Knight '18, Shota Nakamura '19 and Conner Sexton ran the one mile, and Reid Hawkins '17 competed in the 3,000m. Van Inwegan's time of 1:58.65 was a college best performance, while Nakamura's time of 4:23.23 is a new personal record. Hawkins' time of 8:44.16 is a new PR and qualifies him for the DIII New England Championships.

FIELD HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Andrew McCracken '19 finished fourth overall in the pole vault as he cleared 4.12m.
  • Freshman Jack Northrop finished seventh in the long jump with a mark of 5.91m.
  • In the triple jump, Wesley Layug '17 claimed sixth with a jump of 12.08m. 

UP NEXT:

  • Qualified athletes will head to Tufts (Friday and Saturday) to compete in the New England Division III Championships. 

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