The Tribe's winning 4x1,500m relay was led off by Joshua Mercado (Citrus Heights, Calif.), who battled for the lead throughout his leg before handing off to David Gunnerson (Yorktown, Va.). Gunnerson put distance between himself and the runners behind him, but Michigan was able to open a gap of its own in the lead. Senior Chris Tyson (Arlington, Va.) inherited that gap in second place for the third leg, but steadily began whittling it down over the final two laps. A devastating kick around the final turn brought Tyson even with the Michigan runner, and Rad Gunzenhauser (Pittsburgh, Pa.) began his anchor lap by quickly moving into pole position. The sophomore kept Michigan's anchor behind him throughout the first 1200m, and then began pulling away while on the backstretch for the first time and kept increasing his lead through the finish line. The quartet completed the carry in 15:49.33, the 13th-fastest time in school history.
W&M also had a "B" relay in the 4x1,500m, as the aggregation of Will Bass (Nashville, N.C.), Tim Hendricks (Parkland, Fla.), Zach Tennant (Fairview, W.Va.), and Jack Anderson (Pfafftown, N.C.) ran 16:20.73 for seventh place and two team points.
Overall Colonial Relays Notes
There were 26 IC4A qualifying performances on Saturday, bringing the meet-long total to an even 100 ... With calmer winds Saturday afternoon than the vaulters on Friday faced, George Mason's Josh Trikakis won the unseeded pole vault at a height of 4.70m (15-5), two inches than the winning height from the championship flight ... The team race went down to the last two events, after Michigan and Bucknell traded the lead back and forth all day.
Saturday Event Champions
|100m Dash||10.76 (-1.2)||Brien Berry||Hampton|
|3,000m Run||8:21.30||Andrew Bedford||Unattached|
|110m Hurdles||14.00 (+3.7)||Adams Abdulrazaaq||Unattached|
|4x400m Relay||3:11.98||Pierce Sports TC|
|4x800m Relay||7:32.42||Virginia Tech|
|4x1,500m Relay||15:49.33||William and Mary|
|Sprint Medley Relay||3:25.76||Michigan|
|Distance Medley Relay||9:52.46||Virginia Tech|
|Triple Jump||14.95m (+0.8) (49-0.75)||Kevin Bostick||Rutgers|
|Discus Throw||45.14m (148-1)||Kirk Nguyen||George Mason|
Final Team Standings
1. Michigan 167
2. Bucknell 149
3. Hampton 92
4. Virginia Tech 74
5. Rutgers 68
T14. William and Mary 27