February 5, 2006

Men Compete at Day One of Collegiate Invite

Feb. 3, 2006

New York City, NY - The men's track and field team took an elite squad to participate in the Collegiate Invitational in New York City. The two-day event at the Armory kicked off on Friday night.

Highlights from the first day of competition came from all event groups. In the pole vault, sophomore Brian Zubradt (Cortlandt Manor, NY) and junior Grant Bowen (Plainwell, MI) both cleared 4.65 meters. Once misses were tallied, Bowen took runner-up honors while Zubradt claimed fourth in the collegiate division.

Sophomore Ikenna Achilihu (Monroe, LA) began his weekend with the long jump. He hit a mark of 6.83 meters. Sophomore Jamil McClintock (Plainfield, NJ) ran 8.23 in the 60-meter hurdles.

In the shot put, senior co-captain Jake Golenor (Redding, CA) hit 16.31 meters and frosh David Howard (Columbia, MD) threw for 13.13 meters.

Senior Dallas Dissmore (Princeton, NJ) clocked 48.58 in the open 400-meter dash, and junior Christian Tabib (Valapariso, IN) ran the 500-meter in 1:06.47.

Competition resumes tomorrow for the remainder of the Bears' team. The squad will split between two meets, the remainder of the Collegiate Invitational and the University of Rhode Island's Mega Meet.