Jan. 9, 2012
Hanover, N.H. –The Boston College men’s track and field team opened 2012 with a fifth place finish behind 16 team points at the Dartmouth Relays on Sunday at Leverone Field House.
Junior Louis Serafini posted the Eagles first IC4A qualifying mark of the season, turning in a 4:12.55 to take third in a tight mile contest - the first three spots were separated by just 1.3 seconds - and score six points. Freshman Collin Fedor picked up two points as well, crossing in 4:16.11 for fifth place.
Assistant Coach Tim Ritchie took second in the mile in 4:12.20 and won the 3,000-meter run in 8:24.88.
Junior Jordan Hamm was the top collegiate finisher in the 3K, posting an 8:36.21 for third place. The only other student-athlete to score in the heat was freshman Richard Lucas, who came in sixth at 8:46.11.
Junior Kellen MacDonald led the Eagles in the half mile. The Falmouth, Maine native hit the line in 1:58.78, the fastest collegiate mark, for a sixth place showing and one team point.
BC entered only one other event, the 400-meter dash. Senior Brian Smith was edged in heat three by three-thousandths of a second in 51.58.
Boston College does not compete until the Boston University Invitational on Jan. 19.