<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2016 D3 NE's

2016 DIII New England's

At MIT Feb 20th

Team results - 12th place with 20 points

Full Results Terrier

Event
Name
Mark
Place
4x800
Butko 1:57.2
7:48.06
1
Meet record
Espinoza 1:58.4
Sogaard 1:56.1
Harrison 1:56.1
Mile
Kevin Connors
4:26.65
3
3000
Mo Hussein
8:33.90
5
600
Kristian Sogaard
1:23.36
9
800
Jesse Fajnzylber
1:58.96
10
5000
Dan Crowley
15:22.14
10
1000
Steven Lucey
2:39.33
14
800
Jacob Silverman
2:00.68
16
3000
Peter Horton
8:59.24
17
3000
Jack Wesley
9:00.32
19
200
Aziz Khan
23.67
20
800
Ermias Kebede
2:04.06
21
TJ
Khalil Flemming
11.81m
21
4x400
Haigood 53.7
3:31.51
11
Ingraham 51.6
Lucey 52.5
Kebede 53.5

 

 

Meet Recap:

Performers of the Weekend - 4x800 Squad

This past Saturday morning, we loaded up on the bus and headed to Boston for the 2016 DIII New England Championship at MIT. While we had a smaller squad compared to those teams competing for the team title, we weren’t deterred from going after in our respective events and trying scrape up as many points as possible. Though as the end of the day approached, it was obvious things didn’t necessarily shake out as planned, but it’s all part of the sport and we can only learn from tough days. Despite the hard day at the track, we still had strong some performances to pull us through rough patches and we would wrap up the day on an exciting high note.

Kicking the day off in the mile, Kevin Connors settled into the front end of a very slow, strategic race that would open up in 75 for the first quarter. As the field approached halfway right around 2:23, Kevin was still well situated in the front pack and waiting for the decisive move. It would finally come with about three laps to go and Kevin was in prime position to respond. In the final quarter, Kevin would challenge for the lead, but ultimately took a solid 3rd overall running a tactical 4:26.65. Our next highlight would come from Jesse Fajnzylber in the 800m. After running an excellent race last weekend and posting a new PR of 1:57.6, Jesse had plenty of confidence approaching Saturday’s meet. Getting out hard from an unseeded section, Fajnzylber held a solid lead throughout a majority of his heat and was rewarded with a solid time of 1:58.9 to finish 10th overall in the field. Prior to 800m, Kristian Sogaard would compete well in the 600m and run a PR of 1:23.3 to finish 9th overall. Aziz Khan ran in the first section of the 200, grabbing 2nd in his section with a time of 23.6 and putting a finish on a solid first season of track. For the distance events, Mo Hussein would be our top performer in the 3,000m. In a relatively competitive field, Mo got well and comfortably sat behind the early pace setters from MIT and Williams. Though he would fall slightly off the race leaders in the final kilometer, Mo still hung tough to take 5th overall running a respectable 8:33.9. In earlier seeded section, Peter Horton and Jack Wesley wrapped up their indoor season with performances of 8:59.2 and 9:00.3.

After some tough races, our 4x8 quartet would step onto the track and look to the end day with a bang. Getting the ball rolling would be sophomore, Chris Butko with a solid 1:57.2 opening leg. The second leg would be Vernon Espinoza, who battled well at the front and split a 1:58.4 to hand off in second. Going hard from the exchange, Kristian Sogaard was our third leg and would assume control of the race with his split of 1:56.1. Getting the baton as the anchor leg, Brent Harrison gave up no ground on the field and split 1:56.1 to bring the team home first in a new meet record time of 7:48.06 – which has stood since 1984 and run by a team from Brandeis. As another weekend has ended, a few guys will kick up their feet and rest up for a few days before beginning their push for the outdoor season. A good number of guys on the squad will still be putting in the work these week and getting ready to crush it on Friday / Saturday at the Open New England Championship at BU.