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Men’s Indoor Track and Field Competes at the Pioneer Open

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Men’s Indoor Track and Field Competes at the Pioneer Open

David Bates ’21 carrying the Baton for the Dutchmen during the annual Utica College Pioneer Open. Photo courtesy Union Athletics.

David Bates ’21 carrying the Baton for the Dutchmen during the annual Utica College Pioneer Open. Photo courtesy Union Athletics.

David Bates ’21 carrying the Baton for the Dutchmen during the annual Utica College Pioneer Open. Photo courtesy Union Athletics.

David Bates ’21 carrying the Baton for the Dutchmen during the annual Utica College Pioneer Open. Photo courtesy Union Athletics.

Hunter Reinhardt, Sports Editor

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Saturday proved to be a day full of excitement and accomplishment as the Union Men’s Indoor Track and Field team competed at the annual Utica College Pioneer Open.

For the 60 meter, Mickey Shea ’22 and Charles Ahern ’22 represented the Dutchmen and garnered 20th and 32nd place respectively.

Shea finished with a time of 7.75 seconds while Ahern finished the 60 meter with a time of 7.78 seconds, only .03 behind his teammate.

The next event of the day was the 200 meter sprint and Union had three runners compete in this event. These individuals include Mickey Shea ’22, Robert Cohen ’21 and Charles Ahern ’22. Shea finished the 200 meter with a time of 24.72 seconds and lead the Dutchmen with a 25th place finish.

Cohen ran a 25.92 and finished in 57th place and Ahern finished with a time of 26.27 which was good enough for 61st place. The next race was another sprint, the 400 meter dash. Running his first event of the day was Patrick Barry ’22 who scored a 30th place finish and finished his 400 meter in a time of 57.52 seconds.

Cohen, who previously competed in the 200 meter sprint, garnered 32nd place and ended the race with a time of 58.32 seconds. Then the mid distance events commenced, as four runners competed in the 800 meter for the Dutchmen.

David Bates ’21 gave the most impressive performance of the day for the Union Indoor Track Team as he ran to victory in the 800 meter. His time of 1:59.95 secured the only first place finish of the invitational for the Dutchmen. Colin Keally ’21 garnered an impressive 4th place finish and ran a time of 2:00.38. Arden Kellner ’19 and Jonathan Caputo ’21 rounded out the event for the Dutchmen. Kellner finished with a time of 2:12.38 and Caputo ran a 2:13.07. These times resulted in a 32nd place finish for Kellner and 33rd for Caputo.

The next event of the day was the mile, which saw five Dutchman compete. The highest scorer in the event was Arden Kellner, who garnered 14th place with a time of 4:40.20.

Next to finish were Nick O’Toole ’22 and Phil Facey ’22, who placed 20th and 23rd place, respectively. O’Toole recorded a time of 4:45.94 and Facey ran a 4:47.11. Rounding out the mile were Colin Czerpak ’21 and Ethan Craig ’20, who finished in 35th and 42nd place respectively.

Czerpak recorded a time of 4:56.48 and Craig ran a 5:03.19 for the Dutchman. Next race was the 5 Kilometer and Steven Cohen ’19 was the sole runner for Union in the event. He recorded a time of 17:16.12, which was good enough to garner a 14th place finish.

The last of the running events was the 4X400 meter relay, which saw two Dutchman relays compete for the gold.

The team of Nick O’Toole, Phil Facey, David Bates and Colin Keally ran a time of 3:40.70 and finished in 9th place. The second relay team of Patrick Barry, Jonathan Caputo, Ethan Craig and Colin Czerpak finished with a time of 3:46.77 and scored 12th place. Then came the jumping events, in which Patrick Glennon ’20 was the sole competitor for the Dutchmen. Glennon recorded a 5.82 meter in the Long Jump, which garnered him a 27th place finish. In the triple jump Glennon scored 21st place and jumped 11.76 meters.

Lastly, to end the day, was the shot put. Tony Campedelli ’20 lead the way for the Dutchmen as he threw for 12.61 meters and finished in 11th place. Ending the day for Union was Alec Traktovenko ’22, who threw for 8.91 meters and noted a 39th place finish.

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