Men’s track and field finishes third at Colonial Relays

Isabelle Hinckley, Staff Writer

After two days of intense competition, the men’s track and field team took third place out of 44 teams at the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va. on April 1-2. Shippensburg won the meet, followed closely by runner-up Rutgers University.

Notable performances include Matthew Fay ’19, who continues to improve from the indoor season. He took third place in the pole vault and jumped a height of 15-7. This mark is a personal best and ranks seventh in program history.

“I have worked very hard in practice over the past few months, and it is both exciting and gratifying to feel that pay off in competition,” Fay said.

Nicholas Lombardo ’18 took first place in the long jump with a mark of 23-4 ½. This leap not only qualified him for the IC4A Championships, but it also ranks ninth in program history. Other IC4A-qualifiers include Ross Pirnie ’17, who completed the 3000-meter steeplechase in 9:13.18. During his last season as a Bison, Peter Murray ’16 ran the 10,000-meter in 31:00.83.

The 4×800 and 4×100 meter relay teams also scored for the Orange and Blue, coming in fourth and fifth, respectively. Kyle Adams ’18, Scott Gulizio ’19, Cole Conte ’16, and John Westwood ’16 teamed up to compete in the 4×800 relay. The 4×100 relay team offered notable performances from Dan Gevirtz ’16, Rocco Ordille ’19, Grant Reynolds ’16, and Griffin Robertson ’16.

Reynolds collected third in the 110-meter hurdles, while Joseph Breen ’17 tallied a few points for the Orange and Blue with his seventh-place finish in the discus.

“Hey, sometimes you have to let the other team win,” Conte quipped.

The Bison will return to Virginia on April 9 to compete in the Mason Spring Invitational, hosted by George Mason University.

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