Men Compete at Solomon Invitational at Northeastern

Men Compete at Solomon Invitational at Northeastern


DEDHAM, Mass. --- Junior long distance runner Avery Bouchard (Fall River, MA) paced the Bridgewater State men’s track and field team with a top finish in the 10,000 meter run (33:49.01) as the Bears continued their season at the Bernard Solomon Invitational held at Northeastern University. The non scoring meet held at the Solomon Track in Dedham featured athletes from around New England in all collegiate divisions along with other participating track clubs.

Freshman Michael Casely (Abington, MA) also led BSC finishing fourth in the javelin (151-04), fifth in the long jump (53.13), eighth in the 400 (53.13). Senior Nilton Gomes (Fall River, MA) took home seventh in the triple jump (38-04.75) and eighth in the 800 (2:03.29). Freshman Sammie Ervan (Carver, MA) placed 13th in both the 100 (11.89) and the 200 (24.12).

Junior Brian Stewart (Scituate, MA) took 11th in the 5000 (16:42.29) while freshman Christopher Dagistino (Littleton, MA) registered 10th in the 400 meter hurdles (1:02.58).

In the field, senior Chris Clark (Pittsfield, MA) finished fourth in the shot put (41-10.75) and ninth in the discus (118-08) while junior Jason Williams (Bradford, MA) threw a fifth place finish in the hammer (136-01) and 13th in the discus (99-02).

Sophomore Matt Marden (Wilmington, MA) tallied eighth in the javelin (133-10) and 13th in the shot put (31-10.25) while first year Jake Ropoza (Berkley, MA) notched seventh in the javelin (141-02) and ninth in the shot put (35-06). Freshman Chris Kolentsas (Bridgewater, MA) also placed 12th in the shot put (32-02.75).

In relay action, Bridgewater State’s 4 x 400 relay team finished in third place and five seconds off the lead with a time of 3:32.68.

BSC will compete this Saturday at the Springfield Invitational which will be at Springfield College. The meet will begin at 11 A.M.

Release written by Steven M. Miller, Jr --- Sports Information Correspondent