Men's Track and Field takes Individuals to Compete at USATF-NE Championships

Feb. 23, 2004

Cambridge, MA - The men's track and field team competed this weekend at the USA Track and Field New England Championships. Using this as a springboard competition going into the Heptagonal Championships (February 28-29), the men only fielded a limited squad. As the meet did not tally team scores, individual highlights from varying event groups form the headlines from Sunday.

A pack of four distance runners competed in the mile to get a fast paced race in before the Ivy League meet; all set personal bests. Leading the Bears with an impressive 4:09.28, senior cross country captain Matthew Emond (Green Harbor ,MA) placed third overall. Following closely behind him were senior Michael DeCoste (Duxbury, MA) in fourth and junior Jeff Gaudette (Biddeford, ME) in fifth. Sophomore Owen Washburn (Amherst, MA) raced to an impressive ninth place with a personal best of 4:17.81.

Senior Brian Hulse (Indianapolis, IN) had a breakthrough race in the 60 meter hurdles. His mark of 8.46 came just in time to seed him in the top 7 entering the conference championships.

Racing the 400 meter dash, sophomores Dallas Dissmore (Fort Irwin, CA) and Christian Tabib (Valipariso, IN) placed second and fourth. Both will race the 500 meter dash at Heptagonals. Doing the same type of preparation was sophomore Jordan Kinley (Santa Rosa, CA), who blazed to a 1:54.18 in the 800 meter run; this personal best sets Kinley up well to score in the 1000 meter run next weekend. In the same event, senior Matt Crimmin (Acton, MA) had a season best of 1:55.21.

On the field, sophomore David Glazier (Boxford, MA) continued his comeback from injury, winning the shotput with a mark of 51'0.75''. Classmate Jake Golenor (Redding, CA), consistent as always, once again threw over 50 feet to take third.

The Bears will travel to Ithaca, New York next weekend as Cornell hosts the Indoor Heptagonal Championships.

Photos Courtesy of Dan Grossman '71

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