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Men's Track and Field: Team Shines at Coast Guard Invitational

By Ryan Franklin

In the third week of the outdoor track and field season, Eastern Connecticut visited the New London to run, jump, and throw on Coast Guard's track overlooking the water.

Brody Secore of South Windsor once again came ready to compete and lowered his college best 800 from 1:59.39 to 1:57.98 to place fourth and in the process getting closer to his lifetime personal best of 1:55 ran at New England's in his senior year of high school. Also shining amongst the mid-distance athletes was Tim Callahan of Portland, who ran an incredible 50.38 at 400 meters, placing third in a strong field and qualifying for Division III New England's. Ryan Franklin of Glastonbury ran the Warriors' fastest 1500 of the season thus far by running a personal best of 4:20.87, dropping ten seconds from his time at the Bridgewater meet.

In sprints, sophomore Corey Simpson ran a speedy 23.17 to place second in the 200. In the jumps, Alex Verrill of Hiram, Maine placed third in the high jump and seventh in the long jump, while Ryan Wood of Southington once again placed sixth in the triple jump. Josh Fish of Bozrah placed seventh by vaulting 12-1 1/2 .

On the long distance side, Sam Buzcek of Milford bested his Bridgewater 5000 meters by fourteen seconds, running a 16:35.36 to finish twelve overall and first of seventh of Warriors. Ken Landry of East Hampton in his first 5K on the track ran a very respectable 17:10.60.


Men's Track and Field: Bright Spots at Bridgewater Invitational

By Ryan Franklin

The Warriors attended their second meet of the year at the inaugural Bridgewater State University Invitational. 

The best performance on this day was seen in the 800, when freshman Brody Secore ran his first sub-2:00  800 of the year and won the race in 1:59.39, with Colin Whiston placing eighth in 2:07.09.  Also winning an event for the Warriors was Josh Fish, who cleared twelve feet in the pole vault. Nick Miller posted the best 1500 meter time of the day for Eastern by running in 4:26.72, while Sam Buzcek did the same in the 5000 meters with a 16:49.49.

Brian Lowe placed sixth in his first 200 meter dash of the season with a 23.75. In the jumps, Alex Verrill placed seventh in the high jump (1.78 meters) and fifth in the long jump (6.03 meters), while freshman Ryan Wood got sixth place in the triple jump with a leap of 12.36 meters.


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