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Men’s Track & Field Finishes Third at Bowdoin Invitational

Men’s Track & Field Finishes Third at Bowdoin Invitational

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Senior Connor Trapp (Wilmette, Ill.) and junior Russell Adam (Cheshire, Conn.) each won an event to pace the Connecticut College men's indoor track & field team at the Bowdoin Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The Camels placed third among seven scoring teams with 63 points.

Host Bowdoin captured the meet title by racking up 213 points, which was 25 points better than WPI (188). Connecticut College (63), Rhode Island College (44), Husson (23), Wheaton (12) and St. Joseph's (8) rounded out the team scoring.

The Camels got the meet started off with a bang, as junior Scott Mason (Wyndmoor, Pa.) and sophomore Danny Aschale (Cambridge, Mass.) placed second and fourth in the mile by punching in times of 4:20.12 and 4:23.19, respectively. Both marks qualified the two individuals for the New England Division III Championships later this winter.

Trapp won the 1,000-meter run in 2:33.3 by leading from wire-to-wire, while sophomore Josh Simensky (Falmouth, Maine) placed fourth in 2:36.2 and classmate Jacob Brill-Weil (Cambridge, Mass.) was fifth for clocking in at 2:36.44. All three marks eclipsed the standard needed to qualify for the New England Division III Championships, and the trio also teamed up with junior Price Day (Harvard, Mass.) to record a runner-up time of 8:15.02 in the 4x800-meter relay.

Other notable performances on the track were made by Adam and senior Christian Whitaker (Dolton, Ill.). Adam easily captured the 5,000 individual title in 15:50.58, and Whitaker matched the school record in the 60-meter dash by hitting the tape in 7.37 seconds. In addition, Whitaker joined senior Andrew Peterson (Wallingford, Conn.), freshman Spencer Crough (Southampton, N.Y.) and sophomore Christian Carr-Locke (Walpole, Mass.) as the anchor of the second-place 4x400-meter relay which circled the track in 3:33.27.

In the field, the Camels got strong efforts from juniors Jonathan Handy (Hingham, Mass.) and Mike D'Onofrio (East Haven, Conn.) in the weight throw. Handy recorded a season-best toss of 37-feet, 4-inches, while D'Onofrio established a new personal best mark of 35-8.50.

Connecticut College will next compete at the Wheaton Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 20.

Team Standings

1. Bowdoin 213; 2. WPI 188; 3. Connecticut College 63; 4. Rhode Island College 44; 5. Husson 23; 6. Wheaton 12; 7. St. Joseph's 8.