STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Junior Andrew McCracken placed third in the pole vault (4.40 meters), and sophomore Conner Sexton tallied a third-place effort in the 3,000m (8:35.13), as the Wesleyan University men's track & field team compiled four top-five finishes during the Fast Track Last Chance meet on Saturday at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Sophomore Grant van Inwegen finished the 1,000m in a school-record time of 2:30.35, which was good for fourth-place honors.
- Freshman Kevin DeLoughry was Wesleyan's top-performer in the 400m, grabbing fifth-place recognition with a time of 50.43.
- Senior John Henry Vansant led the Cardinals in the 5,000m, grabbing eighth-place acknowledgement with a time of 16:00.51, while sophomore Adam Linsky finished right behind him in the ninth slot (16:12.90).
- Freshman Kyron Roberts was the ninth runner to cross the finish line in the 400m (51.46), and senior Tate Knight was the Cardinals' second-place finisher in the 3,000m, placing ninth overall with a time of 8:49.45.
- In the pole vault, senior Jessy Carrasco-Gonzalez, who hails from Aliso Viejo, Calif., earned eighth-place accolades (4.25).
- During the 800m, junior George Avrassoglou (2:01.51) and senior Colin Mahoney (2:04.57) performed well, while freshman Jay Carter clocked a time of 54.39 in the 400m.
- Other noteworthy performances during the 3,000m came from sophomore Kevin McMorrow (9:09.86), freshman Nathan Gamble (9:13.14), sophomore Noah Langat (9:14.56), freshman Benjamin Cahill (9:16.21) and freshman Matt Frishkoff (9:31.00).
- Next on the agenda for the Cardinals is the Last Chance Meet on Friday-Saturday at Tufts in Medford, Mass., with competition starting at 10 a.m. on both days.