DIII New England's

At Springfield College May 2nd & 3rd


Team Score - 12th with 30 points


Full Results

400m Matt Melton 48.86
5000m Dan Crowley 15:00.17
200 Matt Melton 22.26
TJ Khalil Flemming 13.20
800m Brent Harrison 1:54.69
1500m Romey Sklar 3:57.80
1500m Kevin Connors 3:58.72
Steeple Jeff Seelaus 9:42.25
110H Jamie Sandel 16.21
400H Jamie Sandel 56.97
200m Thomas Matthew 23.07
1500m Greg Turissini 4:03.69
100m Thomas Matthew 11.63
4X1 Young 44.34
4X8 Codola 1:57.3 7:44.70
Lucey 1:56.7
Sklar 1:54.8
Harrison 1:55.6



Meet Recap:

Performer of the Meet: Romey Sklar

After a long drive to Maine the week before, the men stayed close by for the DIII New England Championships held at Springfield College on Friday and Saturday. Great fields were assembled in nearly all events, and certainly in those we were competing in and the guys took advantage of the great competition as they posted a bunch of PR's and strong performances throughout the day, finishing with a very exciting runner-up finish in the 4x800. Nick Codola led off the relay with a very strong 1:57.3 that put the team right in the mix of things before he handed off to Steve Lucey, who kept pace with the pack to about the 600 and then looked like he was done but - in true Lucey fashion, he rose from the dead almost immediately and sprinted past the field in the final meters running a 1:56.7, giving the baton to Romey Sklar in a virtual tie for the lead. Romey got out hard, and then still was able to finish with a big kick to cut back some of the deficit that Bowdoin had put on with his 1:54.8 leg and opening a sizable gap from us to the rest of the field. Brent Harrison would take it out hard and insure that no one would be able to come back as he carried the stick around in 1:55.6 to stop the clock at 7:44.70. Prior to the relay, Romey had run an awesome race in the 1500 as he, Kevin Connors and Greg Turissini were all lined up in the unseeded section. They went through the first 400 in 64 seconds, and then 800 at 2:09 and at this point Kevin pushed the pace for a bit before Romey took over, and then both used strong finishing kicks to not only go 1-2 in the section but also running well under 4:00 and hitting both PR's but also running the ECAC marks, as Romey would finish in 3:57.80, KConn in 3:58.72 and 'reg finished up at 4:03. Matt Melton had a return to his normal, butt kicking self as he went out super hard in the first 200 of the 400 as he was all aloe out in lane 8, and while he struggled a bit coming home, he held on for 2nd and his fastest time of the season in 48.86. Later in the afternoon, he would come back and finish 5th in the 200 running another great time of 22.26 while in the first section of the 200, Thomas Matthew would just barely miss breaking 23 seconds with his 23.07 after having run the 100 trials earlier that morning in 11.63. Dan Crowley was in the a 3 person breakaway in the 5000, as he and runners from Bowdoin and Colby broke away immediately from the rest of the pack, and after hitting the 2mile in 9:34 he started to lose contact with them but ran real strong in that last mile to finish 3rd, just barely missing breaking the 15 minute barrier as he clocked in at 15:00.17 for his fastest 5k ever. Jeff Seelaus ran in the unseeded steeplechase, and despite a sore Achilles, was able to knock off nearly 20 seconds from his first go of it as he ran 9:42.25 and finished 3rd in his section and 12th overall. Jamie Sandel ran to a new PR in the 400 hurdles, as he dipped under 57 seconds for the first time, and also had run in the morning's high hurdle qualifying rounds finishing 16th in a 16.21. Brent - before anchoring the relay - would finish 9th in the 800, running a time of 1:54.69. Khalil Flemming returned after a week's absence due to a leg injury and grabbed a 7th place in the triple jump with his legal mark of 13.20 but had a great final effort attempt in the finals that was unfortunately ruled a foul. Fouls plagued Mark Cort in the long jump on Friday night as he unleashed 2 monster jumps that were ruled fouls by the smallest of margins and on his final attempt, a "safe" jump of 6.40 left him just shy of advancing to the finals. The 4 x 100 relay of Josh Young, Javy Paulino, Nick and TMatt got the stick around in 44.34 seconds to finish 13th overall. As a team, we finished just outside of the Top 10 - in 12th place - with 30 points.