Cambridge, MA—A few members of the men's track and field team headed to MIT today for one final chance to try to hit qualifying marks for the NCAA Championship next weekend. While some were attempting to qualify, others used this meet as an opportunity to end their season on a good note.
In the 3000 steeplechase, Peter Kirgis '20 ran a gutsy race to try to qualify for NCAAs. He finished 4th overall, in 9:26.23. His teammate Tristan Colaizzi '20 ran a similarly brave race in the 1500. Although he finished in a personal best 3:52.42 in 3rd, he too likely just missed qualifying for NCAAs. Both sophomores have had great seasons, and each will contribute even more for the Ephs in the years to come.
Pierceson Brown '18 closed out his Williams career with a 4.39m, 4th place clearing in the pole vault. Voted by his teammates as a member of the 2018 NESCAC All-Sportsmanship team, he will be greatly missed.
First-year Danny Renwick '21 made a successful return to the high jump after an injury prevented him from competing in his best event. The first year cleared 1.88m and 1.93m on his first attempts, and then passed at 1.98m after a single miss. Williams will be glad to have him back and fully healthy next year.
Zach Dulabon '18 and Ben Hearon '20 closed out the meet for the Ephs in the 5000m. Dulabon finished 3rd in 15:25.28, while Hearon was 4th, in 15:36.62.
The Ephs will return to competition next Thursday at the 2018 NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championship.