Springfield, MA—The men's track and field team headed to Springfield College today to compete in the Springfield Triangle Classic. This meet is the last on the schedule before the Division III New England Championship, which begin next Friday, February 22. This meet served as a final chance for those close to qualifying to hit the entry standard for the championship, and a last indoor meet for those who will not be competing next week.
In the shot put, Frank Scheck '20 turned in a strong performance, finishing 12thwith a mark of 11.93m. Scott Fineberg '22 was 19th, with a mark of 10.39m. Both returned for the weight throw, along with co-captain Mykel Miller '19. There, Scheck was 7th, with a mark of 13.53m. Miller and Fineberg were 16thand 17th, with respective marks of 12.69m and 12.64m.
In the jumps, the Ephs also performed well. Will Kingham '22 had an excellent performance in the long jump, qualifying for Division III New Englands with a 6.39m leap. Sam Mecha '21 was 17th, with a jump of 5.53m. John Zhou '22 won the triple jump with 12.90m, qualifying for Division III New Englands. All five of his jumps were longer than any other competitor. In the pole vault, Carson Kurtz '22 equaled his seasonal best of 4.25m, finishing 3rd. Marshall Borrus '20 was 8th, tying his own personal best of 3.95m.
On the track, the Ephs continued to compete well. In the 60-meter hurdles, Ben Telicki '22 ran a personal best of 9.03 seconds, finishing 10thin the prelim. In the 60-meter dash, co-captain Jeremy Thaller '19 ran 7.27 seconds, finishing 11thin his prelim. In the 5000, Jenks Hehmeyer ran a gutsy race, finishing in 4thin 16:15.44. Chris Bassett '22 and Nolan Holley '22 finished nearly side-by-side in the 400, finishing 5thand 6thin 53.25 and 53.52. Karol Regula '21 was 10th, in 53.85. In the 600, Elliott Fong '19 ran an evenly-paced effort, qualifying for Division III New Englands with a 5thplace, 1:25.22 performance. In the 3000, David Azzara '19 ran a significant personal best, taking charge of his heat from the start and ultimately winning it, finishing 11thoverall in 9:15.31.
Eph head coach Ethan Barron was impressed with how the team performed, saying, "Small numbers but big energy today. Guys put up some solid marks across the board. It bodes very well for meets in the coming weeks and the outdoor season."
The Ephs will return to competition Friday, February 22, for the first day of the Men's Division III New England Championship. The meet will be hosted by MIT.