Seniors dominate men’s track and field IC4A Championships

Ally Furbay, Staff Writer

While many enjoyed the sunshine and beach this spring break, the Bison men’s track and field team was hard at work. The weekend of March 7, 16 athletes traveled to compete at Boston University in the IC4A Championship, the final championship meet of the indoor season. The Bison finished in fourth place with 41 points, but also made history with the highest finish in program history.

The senior class performed especially well. Standouts included Andrew Garcia-Garrison ’15, who won the 1,000-meter run in 2:25.36. Garcia-Garrison is no stranger to championship success; he was a four-event winner at the Patriot League Championships in February. He is also the first runner in Orange and Blue history to win both an indoor and outdoor IC4A title. 

Christian Lupica ’15 achieved second place in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.96 seconds. Furthering the senior domination was Kevin Tapper ’15, who finished sixth in the 400-meter in 47.99. Both were named to the Orange and Blue’s All-East honorees list.  

The underclassmen were successful as well. Anthony Menza ’16 took eighth place in the 500-meter race in 1:03.71, and John Westwood ’16 secured a fourth-place finish in the 1,000 meter run. Nicholas Lombardo ’18 also came in third in the long jump event. All athletes achieved All-East honor status.  

In the team events, the 4×800 relay team finished second with a total time of 7:30.92. The team consisted of Jordan Jackson ’17, Alex Jagelsky ’15, Cole Conte ’16, and Louis Tobias ’17.

Head coach Kevin Donner said that he was very pleased with the strong conclusion to the end of the indoor season. Lucipa said that the highest finish in team history was “a great way to close out our year and show the strength of our team heading into the outdoor season.” The Bison will look ahead into their spring season, beginning on March 28 with the Monmouth Invitational in West Long Branch, N.J.

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