Springfield, Mass. - The Trinity College men's track and field squad turned in a handful of top-three performances as the Bantams competed at the Springfield College Massasoit Invitational on Saturday. Trinity returns to action next weekend for the New England Open Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center.
Rookie Robert Allen (Bloomfield, Conn.) won the 200-meter dash and added a second place time in the 60-meter dash. Senior Samuel Oyebefun (Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis) trailed Allen in the 60 by just .01 of a second to turn in a third-place effort. In the 400-meter dash, senior Ben Feola (Woodbridge, Conn.) bested the field by 1.11 seconds.
Trinity showed well in distance events as first-year Tim Lautenbach (Weston, Conn.) and sophomore Stephen Tyler (Weston, Conn.) went 1-2 in the 1,000-meter run while rookie Henry Potter (Lake Oswego, Ore.) finished second in the 800 just .23 seconds behind the top time. Junior Ace McAlister (Great Barrington, Mass.) won the 3,000-meter run in 8:47.89, nearly 12 seconds ahead of senior teammate Joseph Ruggiero (Manchester, Conn.) who finished second.
Senior Luke Mayer (Morristown, N.J.) continued to perform well in the hurdles, turning in a second place effort in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.53. Lautenbach, Tyler, Potter and Feola also teamed up for the 4x400-meter relay which finished second in a closely contested race. Rookie Kinnard Hughes (Chicago, Ill.) once again dominated in the high jump, beating the field by .10 meters. Hughes also finished third in the long jump while senior Kevin Oleskewicz (Simsbury, Conn.) added a third place performance in the weight throw.