Men's Track Finishes Fifth at the New England Championships
May 13, 2013
EASTON, Mass. – The Boston College men’s track squad concluded its season with a fifth place finish out of 36 schools at the New England Track & Field Championships last weekend at Stonehill College. Led by Tyler King’s victory in the 3000m steeplechase, the Eagles tallied 56 points overall at the meet.
King (Lakeville, Minn.) scored the third fastest mark in team history in the 3000m steeplechase with a personal best time of 8:58.48. Jordan Hamm finished fourth overall in the event, scoring five points with his season best time of 9:09.46.
Aided by Jack Linehan, Collin Fedor, Timothy Ferris, and Patrick Daly, the Eagles performed strongly in the relay events this weekend, recording the third best mark in team history in the 4x800 (7:35.28). Linehan also competed in the 1500m, scoring four points and a fifth place overall finish with a time of 3:52.32.
The quartet of Daniel Ashenden, Connor O’Neill, Kellen MacDonald, and Jack Hennessy finished first in their section and third overall in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:13.85. The mark was a season best for the Eagles and the fourth fastest time in team history.
Kellen MacDonald continued his strong performances in the 400m hurdles as he advanced to the finals in the event – finishing fourth overall with a career best time of 52.68.
A strong performance in the decathlon by freshman Mitchell McGinty (5,995 pts) gave the Eagles five points and boasted the third best score in the event in team history.