May 9, 2004
Providence, RI -
The Heptagonal Track and Field Championships came to Providence this past weekend, and the men walked away with a fifth place team showing.
The Bears were able to score 60 points, despite some injuries to major point scorers during the weekend. Defending high jump champion and top seed sophomore Ray Bobrownicki (Avondale, PA) was unable to defend his title, and freshman Michael Pruzinsky (Wayne, NJ) sat out the rest of the weekend after pulling his hamstring in the 100 meter dash prelims.
Coach Michelle Eisenreich's throwers went 2-3-5 in the discus, hitting some good marks despite rainy conditions. Sophomore Jake Golenor (Redding, CA) took the runner-up spot with a throw of 159'1". Classmate Kent Walls (Beckley, WV) threw for 156'10", and junior Dave Glazier (Boxford, MA) hit 155'8". Golenor also brought in important points in the shot put, taking third in 52'1".
On the track, senior Daveed Diggs (El Cerrito, CA) had a time of 14.58 in the high hurdles, junior Dallas Dissmore (Fort Irwin, CA) clocked 48.02 in the 400 and senior Brendan O'Keefe (Prospect Harbor, ME) finished the 1500 in 3:47.97. All these men took home third place honors.
In the distances, junior Jeff Gaudette (Biddeford, ME) doubled in the 10,000 meter and 5,000 meter runs. He took third and fourth respectively, and his 5k time of 14:16.08 qualifies him for the NCAA regionals. Senior Matthew Emond (Green Harbor, ME) also scored, coming in at 14:20.71. Sophomore Owen Washburn (Amherst, MA) qualified for IC4As, running 14:28.04.
Freshman Grant Bowen (Plainwell, MI) took sixth in the pole vault at 15'1".
The 4x100 relay team of Dissmore, Paul Malmquist (Williston Park, NY), co-captain David Owen (Huntington, NY), and Diggs placed fifth. The 4x400 team of Elridge Gilbert (Rockford, IL), Owen, Christian Tabib (Valipariso, IN) and Dissmore finished third in a season best of 3:13.85.
The Bears will compete next at the IC4A Outdoor Championships on May 13 for men who have hit the qualifying standards.