Three First Place Finishes Lead Men’s Track and Field to Victory

Stephen Kocienski
Stephen Kocienski

New London, CT --- Stephen Kocienski (Schaghticoke, NY), Jameel Galloway (Randolph, MA) and Gary Feldman (Ellington, CT) each posted first place finishes in their respective events as men's track and field recorded 127 points for a top-place finish in the Coast Guard Academy Invitational on Saturday.

Kocienski won the 400-meter with a time of 49.84, and recorded a sixth place finish in the 200.  Galloway leaped for 6-4 to take the first place spot in the high jump, while Feldman tossed for 51.95m to earn the top spot in the hammer throw.  Feldman also posted points in the discus with a third place finish of 41.85m. 

Austin Holliday (Danville, CA) crossed the line at 11.45 to come in second in the 100-meter.  Joey Collins (Standish, ME) and Edmund Eduah (Accra, Ghana) also earned points for the Crimson and Gray in the 100 with fifth and sixth finishes respectively. 

Robert Hollinger (Averill Park, NY) ran the 5000 in 15:45.42 for a second place finish, while Zac Chupka (Douglas, MA) threw the javelin for 56.04m and a number two spot.  Tim Forrest (Madison, CT) also earned a second place finish with a 15.29 finish in the 110 hurdles.

Other notable Engineer performances include Nate Martel  (Standish, ME) who posted a third place finish in the hammer throw, and fourth place finishes by Nicholas Aleles (Tappan, NY) in the 200-meter, Kyle Gerlach (Smithfield, RI) in the 3000 steeplechase and Melvin Moore (Columbus, NJ) in the high jump.  George Kuegler (Tewksbury, MA) ran for 16.14 for a fifth place finish in the 110 hurdles, and Shane Ruddy (Seneca Falls, NY) finished fifth in the 3000 steeplechase with a time of 10:30.72.

Men's Track and Field returns to the track on Saturday, April 6th at the Engineers Cup on the campus of MIT.