The men’s track and field team put in a top 10 finish at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships for the fourth straight year yesterday, finishing third out of 55 teams at the meet at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa.
There were no event wins for the Bombers, as they concluded the meet with 43.50 points, but they still managed to finish ahead of every school but Bates College and Williams College. Among the highlights of the meet for the Blue and Gold were sophomore Chris Mastrosimone provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships by finishing third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.24 seconds and graduate student William Way setting a new school record in the 5000-meter run when he finished second with a time of 14:46.06.
The Bombers also set a new school record, one which they’d already set in their previous meet a week ago, when freshman Brennan Edmonds, Mastrosimone, senior co-captain Max Orenstein and senior co-captain Jeff Wetmore finished third in 3:15.26.
Orenstein also finished third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.04 seconds and sophomore Alec Svoboda finished third in the decathlon with 5,557 points. Senior Chris Stahlmann finished fourth in the high jump with 1.86 meters.
The Bombers will wrap up their 2011 outdoor season at the NCAA Outdoor Championships from Thursday to Saturday at Ohio-Wesleyan University.