Local college roundup: CGA's Scalesse wins twice at NEWMAC track meet
South Hadley, Mass. - Senior Adam Scalesse won a pair of events and Coast Guard Academy won five individual titles to place third at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Mount Holyoke College.
Scalesse won the 110-meter hurdles (14.15 seconds) and 400 hurdles (53.17) for the Bears, who also picked up wins from senior Ben Wolhaupter in the pole vault (15 feet, 7 inches), senior Gary Ezzo in the 5,000 (15:09.31) and junior Nicholas Foster in the 10,000 (32:12.74).
Coast Guard finished with 147 points to finish behind MIT (247.5) and WPI (212).
Also for the Bears, senior Thomas Bondurant earned a pair of second-place finishes in the discus (125-7) and hammer (167 feet), as did junior James Dawkins in the 400 (49.40) and junior Stephen Horvath in the 3,000 steeplechase (9>38.81). CGA also picked up thirds from junior Ben Hannon (200), senior Jordan Lee (800) and freshman Kaci Rex (pole vault), while the 4x400 relay team of Lee, Andrew Scheffey, Kelcey Smith and Ryan Hub was third in 3:25.67.
In other meets:
• Connecticut College senior Michael LeDuc won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championships at Colby College. The Camels finished tied for 10th place with 20 points. LeDuc's winning time was 9:04.93 and teammate Niall Williams was fifth in the 1,500 at 3:56.31. Conn also got a fourth-place finish in the 4x800 relay from the team of Williams, Ben Bosworth, New London's Aaron Davis and Brad DeMarco (7:56.77).
Women's outdoor track
• Freshman Caitlin Piker captured the javelin with a throw of 119 feet to help lead Coast Guard to a fourth-place finish at the NEWMAC championship meet at Mount Holyoke. The Bears finished with 74.5 points, traling MIT (224.3), Wheaton (149.3) and WPI (100.8). Coast Guard added second-place finishes by senior Hannah Seeland in the shot put (35-8¾) and and junior Kyle Sutschek in the discus (120-2) while junior Kendall Auth broke the school record in the 10,000 (38:49.2) to place third.
Seeland added a fourth in the hammer (142-3) as did Sutschek in the discus (120-2), sophomore Carrie Smith in the 10,000 (38:50.18) and sophomore Mone Masters, who set a school record in the pole vault (11-1). Junior Beth Gollin added a fifth in the 1,500 (4:46.84) as did junior Jessica Mulroy in the 3,000 steeplechase (12:16.68).
• Conn College finished 10th in the NESCAC Championship at Colby, scoring 18 points. Sam Pevear was fourth in the discus at 111-1 and Ashley Curran was fourth in the 5,000 at 17:46.37. Bella Franz was fifth in the 1,500 at 4:40.84.
East Lyme's Brianne Mirecki, a senior at Williams College, finished third in the 1,500 (4:39.34) and sixth in the 800 (2:16.64), helping the Ephs win the team title with 179 points.
• Second-seeded Wesleyan eliminated No. 7 Conn College from the NESCAC tournament with a 10-8 win in the quarterfinals. Derek Bertolini and Tyler Hegarty scored two goals apiece for the Camels, who finish 9-7.
• Sophomore Madison Cohen of East Lyme scored a pair of goals to help lead top-seeded Wheaton to a 15-5 win over No. 4 MIT in the semifinals of the NEWMAC tournament. The Lyons (12-6) will face No. 3 Babson, a 9-7 winner over No. 2 Springfield, in today's final with the winner earning an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III tournament.
• J.C. Cangelosi won a pair of matches as Conn College beat Hamilton 5-4 for its first NESCAC win of the year. Cangelosi won at No. 2 singles 6-1, 7-6 before teaming with Joshua Suneby to win at No. 2 doubles 8-3. The Camels (7-7, 1-6) also picked up singles wins from Jonathan Kraiger (6-4, 7-6), Jonathan Deeter (6-1, 7-6) and Will Tucker (6-3, 6-2).
• Charlotte Marcoux won No. 1 singles for Connecticut College during its 8-1 loss to Hamilton in NESCAC. The Camels are 3-12, 0-6.
• Aaron Hill, a freshman from Fitch, drove in UConn's only run in a 6-1 loss to No. 12 Louisville in the American Athletic Conference. Hill hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the seventh innning for the Huskies (21-21, 5-8). Louisville is 32-11, 10-4.
Women's water polo
• Conn College lost to Brown, 12-2, in the consolation round of the Collegiate Water Polo Association Championship at Lewisburg, Pa. Conn (15-9) plays Harvard in the seventh-place game today. Kate Jacobson scored her 80th goal of the season and Nicky Jasbon also scored for Conn.
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