Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College men's track and field program kicked off its 2019-2020 campaign in dominant fashion Saturday afternoon, taking part in the Smith Winter Classic. The Bantams return to action in 2020, but saw excellent results in its first meet of the season.
On the track, the Bantams saw three individual crowns. Senior Ace McAlister (Great Barrington, Mass.) won the mile with a time of 4:27.46. Sophomore Henry Potter (Lake Oswego, Oregon) took first in the 3K with a time of 9:00.26, and Stephen Tyler (Weston, Conn.) took first in the 800 meter with a time of 2:02.52. Sophomore Robert Allen (Bloomfield, Conn.) set a personal record in the 60-meter dash preliminary round and placed third in the 200 meter with a time of 23:35; first-year Charlie Ducret finished behind him in fourth. The men's 4x400 saw an early lead thanks to first-year Travis Martin (New Haven, Conn.), and ultimately finished third.
In the field, sophomore Kinnard Hughes (Chicago, Ill.) finished with the highest long jump score of 6.65 meters. Sophomore Zach Verdi (Plantsville, Conn.) had a strong performance in the shot put, placing third with a distance of 12.73 meters.
"We're proud of the effort and energy showed by the Bantams today," said head coach John Michael Mason. " It's great to get out there and see where we are before heading into the winter break. It is going to be a fun season if today was any indication of this team's potential.
The Bantams return to the track January 19, traveling back to Smith to take part in the Smith Pioneer Classic.