April 14, 2012
North Easton, Mass. – The Boston College men’s track and field team captured four event titles and earned four more podium finishes to take fourth place at the Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational on Saturday. Louis Serafini, Kellen MacDonald, Matthew Adetula and the 4x400-meter relays topped their respective fields as the Eagles totaled 87 team points.
Serafini led a dominant Boston College performance in the half mile. The Niskyuna, N.Y. product won the 800-meter dash in 1:56.40 (10 pts.), beating Patrick Cooney of Stonehill by .14 hundredths of a second. Classmate Kyle Nelson claimed third place in 1:58.20 (6 pts). Sophomore Joseph McConaughy took fourth in 1:58.45 (5 pts.) and junior Nahed Lakkis finished in eighth at 1:59.03 (1 pt.). Linehan (1:59.38), Tim Ferris (2:00.00), Pat Daly (2:00.15) and Fedor (2:00.09) also contest the 800.
MacDonald won the 400-meter hurdles. The sophomore turned in a New England standard of 55.11 to beat the field by more than 1.5 seconds. Freshman Anthony Tripodi captured sixth place in 58.80 (3 pts.).
In the pits, Adetula won the long jump as the lone entrant to surpass seven meters. The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. native touched down at 7.04 meters (23-1.25 ft.), nearly a foot beyond his closest competitor, for his first New England qualifier of the year. Graduate Jon Bogosian cleared 1.95 meters (6-4.75 ft.) for third place in the high jump.
The 4x400-meter relay topped the field in a New England standard of 3:20.56.
Freshman Jon Vaughn was one of two athletes to run a sub-11 100-meter dash. The rookie took second in 10.98, scoring eight points with his first New England qualifying standard of the outdoor season. Freshman Daniel Ashenden entered in the first heat as well, finding the line in 11.56.
Vaughn returned to take third in the 200-meter dash in 22.64. Sophomore Jack Hennessy produced a 22.75 out of section one for three points towards the team tally. Senior Brian Smith was clocked at 23.27 and Ashenden in 23.72.
Freshman James Newhouse paced an Eagles trio in the 10,000-meter run. The rookie secured a team point with an eighth place finish in 33:19.09, edging teammate Akash Chougule in 33:19.28. Shane Constantine delivered a 36:31.61 for 15th in the field of 21.
Freshman Jose Estevez posted a 15:23.09 clip for sixth place (3 pts.) in the five-kilometer track meet. Sophomore Michael Maloney tapped out at 16:30.78.
Competing in the top section of the metric mile, junior Jack Linehan beat freshman Collin Fedor to the tape by eight hundredths of a second in 4:08.72.
Connor O’Neill put points on the board in the quarter mile. The sophomore tied for fifth in 51.30 and added three tallies for BC.