May 7, 2005
New York, NY-- The men's track and field team is in fourth place after five events at the Heptagonal Championships. The competitors faced rainy and windy conditions for most of the day, though the weather calmed somewhat in the early evening. Senior Patrick Tarpy (Yarmouth, ME) won the 10,000m in an exciting race.
The 6.2-mile race camed down to the last meter. Tarpy got the win with an official time of 30:37.39 over second-place William Macreery of Princeton (30:37.52). The race started out slow when no one wanted to take the lead. With about a mile and a half to go, the competitors spread out more and Tarpy took the lead. With about a lap to go, Macreery reeled Tarpy in and led until the final straightaway, when Tarpy kicked hard and beat Macreery at the line. Sophomore Chris Burke (Dexter, MI) also competed in the 10K. Burke finished fifth with a time of 31:03.48.
Freshman Luke Renick (Warrenton, VA) qualified for the finals of the 100m. Sophomore Mike Pruzinsky (Wayne, NJ) qualified in the 200m, as did senior Dallas Dissmore (Princeton, NJ) in the 400m. Senior Brian Hulse (Indianapolis, IN) and freshman Jamil McClintock (Plainfield, NJ) will be competing in the finals of the 100HH tomorrow. In the 400mH, both sophomore Christian Tabib (Valparaiso, IN), and freshman Will Bernitsky (Albuquerqued, NM) qualified. Junior Jordan Kinley (Santa Rosa, CA) qualified for the finals in the 1500m.