HARTFORD, Conn. – The Connecticut College men's track & field team placed 10th overall with 20 points at the NESCAC Championships on Saturday afternoon.
Junior Scott Mason (Wyndmoor, Pa.), who owns the nation's third-fastest mark in the steeplechase, won the event by punching in a time of 9:15.83 to lead the way for the Camels. He captured the crown in the event by finishing nearly three seconds ahead of Middlebury's Ascension Aispuro, who posted a runner-up finish of 9:18.70.
Sophomore Danny Aschale (Cambridge, Mass.) and senior Connor Trapp (Wilmette, Ill.) also added points for the Camels in individual events on the track. Aschale finished fourth in the 10,000-meter run in 31:00.95, while Trapp was sixth in the 1,500 by crossing the line in 3:55.85.
In the field, Jonathan Handy (Hingham, Mass.) recorded an eighth-place finish in the hammer throw by notching a toss that traveled 143-feet, 2-inches on his first attempt.
The Camels picked up one additional point at the end of the meet by finishing eighth in the 4x400-meter relay in 3:26.73. The group was anchored by senior Andrew Peterson (Wallingford, Conn.) and also included classmates Christian Whitaker (Dolton, Ill.) and Trapp as well as freshman Spencer Crough (Southampton, N.Y.).
Connecticut College will next send its top student-athletes to compete at the New England Division III Championships. The three-day event will be hosted by MIT between May 3 and May 5.
Final Team Standings
1. Middlebury 172; 2. Williams 140; 3. Tufts 137; 4. Bowdoin 110; 5. Bates 78; 6. Amherst 60; 7. Hamilton 42; 8. Colby 31; 9. Trinity 22; 10. Connecticut College 20; 11. Wesleyan 7.
Scott Mason (Steeplechase)