Medford, Mass. - The Trinity College men's track and field team kicked off the 2019 outdoor season at the Tufts Snowflake Classic on Saturday, turning in a multitude of top performances.
Rookie Robert Allen (Bloomfield, Conn.) won the 100-meter dash in 10.96 while classmate Carlos Cortes (Chicago, Ill.) finished just behind him in 11.13 to claim third-place. First-year Henry Potter (Lake Oswego, Ore.) added another top finish for the Bantams with a 15:38.36 time in the 5,000-meter run.
Senior captain Luke Mayer (Morristown, N.J.) returned to form with a third-place time of 15.48 in the 110-meter hurdles. Senior Joseph Ruggiero (Manchester, Conn.) added five points for Trinity in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, taking fourth, while rookie Kinnard Hughes (Chicago, Ill.) finished fifth in the high jump and second in the long jump. Fellow rookie Abel Ngala (New York, N.Y.) went eighth in the triple jump while Sophomore Stephen Tyler (Weston, Conn.) turned in an eighth-place performance in the 800-meter run with a 1:58.47 finals time.
Newcomer Zach Verdi (Plantsville, Conn.) brought home a ninth-place finish in the shot put in his collegiate debut. Senior Kevin Oleskewicz (Simsbury, Conn.) finished fifth in the hammer throw with a distance of 43.86 meters to add five points to the Bantams' team total and senior captain William Duggan (Glastonbury, Conn.) scored in the javelin with a seventh-place finish to cap of Trinity's scoring for the day.
Trinity finished fifth out of 19 schools, tallying 58 points behind fourth-place Southern Maine. The Bantams return to action next Saturday in New London for the Coast Guard Invitational.