Men’s Track and Field Turns Heads in Boston
The men’s track and field team traveled to the New England Open Championships hosted by Boston University this past weekend. The Cardinal men held their own against such powerhouse teams as the University of Connecticut, Northeastern, and UMass Amherst. The men came in 16th place out 34 schools, placing higher than NESCAC rivals Williams, Tufts, Colby, Middlebury, Bowdoin, and Trinity. Wesleyan came in third among NESCAC schools at the meet, placing behind just Bates and Amherst. The UConn men’s team won the meet with 119.50 points, followed by Rhode Island with 61.50 points.
The dynamic duo of Bryan Marsh ’13 and Skyler Cummins ’13 were the top dogs in the Men’s 5k. Marsh placed second with a time of 14.38.30 and Cummins came soon after, coming in fourth (14.44.29). With these great times, both Marsh and Cummins are now on the provisional list to compete at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships. Tri-captain Tommie Lark ’12 had a sixth place finish in the triple jump (46-10 ¼), while Ernest Wingate ’14 came in eighth in the 60m hurdles (08.49).
Ahead for the squad is a visit to New York City for the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Division III meet this coming weekend, March 4 and March 5.