NEWPORT NEWS, VA - The William and Mary men's track and field team took a quick break from final exams Saturday, and closed out the regular season at CNU's New Captains Invitational. The Tribe came away with a pair of IC4A-qualifying performances, and two event victories
In the steeplechase, sophomore Peter Dorrell (Blacksburg, Va.) ran a season-best time of 9:12.09 for the win, and to qualify him for the IC4A Championships. With Dorrell coming in under the standard, the Tribe will have five runners in the IC4A steeplechase next weekend. Freshman Thomas Baker (Louisa, Va.) was second, finishing in 9:44.66.
Junior Zach Jordan (Dublin, Ohio) continued his strong season in the hammer throw, winning with an IC4A-qualifying throw of 178-3 (54.33 meters). This spring, seven of Jordan's eight attempts have surpassed the IC4A standard.
In the discus, senior Dan Klatzkin (Gaithersburg, Md.) took second with a throw of 148-2 (45.17m).
Freshman Ben Katz (Manakin-Sabot, Va.) also took second, closing his season at a height of 6-4.75 (1.95m) in the high jump.
Sophomore Matt Clark (Richmond, Va.) earned a silver medal of his own in the 110m hurdles, clearing the course in 15.44 seconds.
Freshman Zach Tennant (Fairview, W.Va.) took the day's final second-place for the Tribe in the 1,500m, running 3:55.62. Classmate John Muller (LaGrangeville, N.Y.) was third in 3:59.52, just ahead of Alex McGrath (Marlborough, N.H.) in 4:00.75. Senior Robert Sagar (Alexandria, Va.) rounded out the top five in 4:01.37.
A bronze medal also went to junior Chris McIntosh (Owings Mill, Md.) in the 400m hurdles, after he completed his lap of the track in 56.61 seconds.
Junior Keith Constance (Independence, Mo.) was third in the pole vault, topping the bar at 13-3.75 (4.06m).
In the shot put, freshman Todd Repass (Fredericksburg, Va.) brought his year to a close with a fourth-place showing, and a season-best put of 46-10 (14.27m).
William and Mary heads to Princeton, N.J., next weekend for the IC4A Championships.