Feb. 7, 2004
Kingston, RI - Men's track and field competed Saturday at the University of Rhode Island Mega Meet in Kingston. The team took third out of the nine attending schools.
Highlights included Senior Daveed Diggs (El Cerrito, CA) taking second in the 55 meter hurdles. His time of 7.66 is a personal best.
Senior co-captain David Owen (Huntington, NY) raced to a mark of 22.98, to rank him in the top 12 of the league at this point in the 200 meter dash. Sophomore Dallas Dissmore (Fort Irwin, CA) ran 50.16 to take 5th in the 400.
Sophomore Raymond Bobrownicki (Avondale, PA) continues his undefeated streak with his 6'9'' high jump performance.
For the distance squad, junior Michael Piche (Pembroke, MA) had a personal best of 8:31.21 for a win in the 3,000 meter run. Senior Brendan O'Keefe (Prospect Harbor, ME) raced to second place in the 800 with a time of 1:54.39, and senior Matt Malachowski (Warwick, RI) ran under 2:00 for a collegiate PR. O'Keefe also anchored the winning 4x800 team with a split of 1:52. Supporting the upperclassmen, three freshmen also had standout performances in the longer distances: Neil Hamel (Cumberland, RI) took third in the mile at 4:19.46. In the 1,000 meter run, Eamon Quick (Phoenix, AZ) took fourth, and making his debut in the 3,000, Chris Burke (Dexter, MI) had a time of 8:42.10.
Earning big points for the Bears was Coach Anne Rothenberg's pole vault crew. Sophomore Michael Murray (Milford, MA), freshman Grant Bowen (Plainwell, MI), senior co-captain Anthony Hatala (Valporaiso, IN), and freshman Mike Katayama took second, third, fourth, and eighth places respectively. Katayama set a personal best at 14'3".
Sophomore David Glazier (Boxford, MA) continues his return from an elbow injury. He threw a season best 49'11 in the shot put.
The Bears will race next on February 14th at Boston University's Fast Track Invitational. With good competition, it should be a key meet in obtaining fast seed times for the upcoming Heptagonal Championships.