This weekend the team headed down to Boston, with competitors at BU and MIT trying to get some last marks and experience in before the postseason. At BU, Rich McNeil improved upon his lifetime best in the shot with a mark of 15.77m. Eric Kimball ran a spectacular 5000, winning his heat in a time of 15:33, qualifying for DIII New England's and improving upon his prior best in the event by 11 seconds. The 3000 was also quite exciting, as Doug Brecher and Peter Gurney took command of their heat early and held on to both run significant PR's of 8:41 and 8:43, well under the ECAC qualifying mark of 8:50. Andrew Wortham also ran a solid time of 8:51.
The Bates DMR team of Peter Corcoran, Ryan Quinn, James LePage, and Nick Barron, ran 10:17 Friday night, with splits of 3:11, 48, 1:56, and 4:19. LePage came back Saturday with a strong 2:32 1000, Corcoran ran a 1:57 800, and Quinn ran a 22.95 200. Also in the 200, Mike Jiang ran 23.25.
A bunch of first-year runners showed their stength at MIT, particularly the 4x400 meter relay team of David Hardison, Tony Haeuser, Andrew Grant, and Elliot West, who ran 3:36.70, just 0.16 seconds out of first. Haeuser continued to perform well in the 55 hurdles, finishing second, and also matched his seasonal best in the high jump with a jump of 1.81. Tim Woods finished fifth in the 200 in 24.62.
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