April 22, 2006
Storrs, CT-- The men's track and field team traveled west to Storrs, CT today to compete in the University of Connecticut Invitational. The Bears took second out of five teams with 211 points, just 13 points behind victorious UConn. Highlighting the meet were wins in the 200m, 400m, 110HH, 400mH, 3000m steeplechase, hammer throw and javelin.
On the field, senior Kent Walls (Beckley, WV) won the hammer competition with a throw of 53.18m/174'6". Another win came from junior Paul Rosiak (Wood-Ridge, NJ) in the javelin throw (60.46m/198'4"). Senior Ray Bobrownicki (Kennett Square, PA) was second in the high jump (2.01m/6'7"). Senior Todd Kapostasy (Madison, OH) was third (1.96m/6'5"). Junior Steve Bernardi (Haddon Heights, NJ) placed second in the long jump (6.91m/22'8"). Freshman David Howard (Columbia, MD) was second in both the shot put and discus. The Bears also took third through sixth places in the discus competition where senior co-captain Jake Golenor (Redding, CA) made his return after illness.
In the sprints, senior Dallas Dissmore (Princeton, NJ) won the both the 200m and 400m, in 22.47 and 48.24, respectively. Sophomore Luke Renick (Warrenton, VA) placed second in the 100m dash with a time of 11.34 and third in the 200m (22.93).
The Bears also had success in the hurdle competitions. Sophomore Jamil McClintock (Plainfield, NJ) won the 110HH in dominating fashion with a time of 14.70, more than four-tenths of a second ahead of second place. Junior Christian Tabib (Valparaiso, IN) won the 400mH in 55.42.
In the 3000m steeplechase, sophomore Ozzie Myers (Chittenango, NY) took first with a time of 9:17.58 and was closely followed by classmate Nick Sarro (Chatham, NY) two seconds later. Myers time puts him in ninth place on the all-time outdoor board. Rounding out the top three was sophomore Neil Hamel (Cumberland, RI) in 9:25.97.
The Bears' 4x100m relay placed second with a time of 42.82. The 4x400m relay was also second (3:17.62).
The team will return to competition next weekend at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia.