SPRINGFIELD, MA--This Saturday, the men's track and field team headed to Springfield, to compete in the Springfield College Triangle Classic. Although a significant portion of the team did not compete, the Ephs put up some impressive marks, including some new personal bests and DIII NE qualifying marks.
The day kicked off with the jumps, as Jacob Rosenberg '22 led the way in long jump, with a solid mark of 6.06m, finishing second in his flight. Freshman Adam Roupas '23 had an excellent day, setting a personal best in the high jump at 1.65m.
The Ephs also had a strong day in the throws circle, with Scott Fineberg '22 achieving a big personal best in the weight throw, with a mark of 14.57m, hitting the DIII NE qualifier. Senior Frank Scheck '20 also threw a new personal best in the same event, with a mark of 14.24m. Captain Mykel Miller '20 had a solid day in the shot put, finishing 6th overall, with a mark of 13.49m. Roupas '23 also threw a personal best of 9.40m in the shot put.
Roupas '23 continued his strong performance, also setting a new personal best in the 60m hurdles of 9.32s.
The Ephs' sprinters had a successful day, with freshman Kevin Zhang '23 finishing with a new personal best of 7.17s in the 60m, good for 5th overall. Junior Karol Regula '21 led the way in the 200m, with a time of 24.56s. In the 400m, Chris Bassett '22 came across in 52.82, good for 9th overall.
The mid-distance and distance crews delivered some solid performances. Senior Ben Heron '20 ran 4:28.79 in the mile, placing 2nd overall, while Oliver Hall '23 and Sam Schraver '22 both set new personal bests in the same event. Chris Avila '21 won the 3000m, setting a new personal best of 8:50.67, with freshman Caleb Dittmar '23 achieving a season's best time of 9:20.66. In the 5000, Jenks Hehmeyer '20 came in first in 15.46.96.
The team returns to Springfield next week to compete in the DIII NE regional meet. The Ephs ride the wave of momentum that has been building over the past couple meets, and throw down some excellent marks next week.
COMPILED RESULTS: https://www.nestiming.com/live/sctriangle20/