Several Members Of The Men's Track & Field Team Compete At Wolfie, Duke, & Larry Ellis I


Chapel Hill, NC | Princeton, NJ | Stony Brook, NY – Competing across three different meets, several members of the Wagner men's track & field program put forth a strong showing this past weekend on the track, highlighted by several top-three performances. Duke Invitational At the Duke Invitational, hosted by the Blue Devils at Morris Williams Stadium in Chapel Hill, NC, sophomore Trausti Thorstein had a strong showing in gearing up for the upcoming Northeast Conference (NEC) Outdoor Track & Field Championship, as he earned a top-five finish in the 1500m run with a time of 3:51.68. The Icelandic native also competed in the 800m run, placing among the top-30 runners in the event, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:54.12. Freshman William Cuthbertson, who also ran in the 800m event, checked in with a time of 1:55.11 in finishing 34th. The Seahawks were well-represented in the 200m dash, as the Wagner trio of freshman Joshua Cadet, sophomore Brandon Brown and freshman Cyril Babcanec placed among the top-50 event, Cadet led the way for the Green & White, crossing the finish line in 22.08, which was good for 21st overall and was the third-fastest time among all-freshman competitors in the event. Brown checked in at 22.40 while Babcanec recorded a time of 22.46. -- Larry Ellis Invitational Junior Jonathan Besselink was the lone Seahawk to compete at the 2019 Larry Ellis Invitational, held at Princeton University. Besselink competed in the 3000m steeplechase, as he finished sixth overall with a time of 9:06.65. His mark at the event propelled him to the top of the NEC Outdoor Track & Field Performance List, ahead of Mount's Will Merritt, who now trails by 15 seconds. -- Wolfie Invitational At the Wolfie Invitational, held on the campus of Stony Brook University, freshman Nick Ferrentinoplaced ninth in the 400m finals with a time of 51.68. In the 800m, fellow newcomer Mahmoud Abdalla rounded-out the top-ten in the event, clocking in with a time of 2:01.36. Junior Nick Velez posted a top-15 performance in the 1500m finals, crossing the finish line with a time of 4:14.24 to place 11th out of close to 30 harriers in the event. The 4x400 relay team, composed of Abdalla, freshman Thomas Corel, Ferrentino and Velez took fourth with a time of 3:29.77. In the field events, sophomore Andrew Ramsammy finished eighth in long jump, leaping 6.27m. Freshmen Corey Durden and Michael Pepe, both apart of the shot put event, advanced to the finals and finished among the top-10 with Durden taking home bronze with his best throw reaching 14.17m while Pepe was among the top-ten with a seventh place showing, posting a finals throw of 12.32m. For the second straight meet, Pepe took home first-place honors in the discus, notching a throw of 49.28m. In the javelin, senior James Wise and Nicholas Smarsch finished sixth and seventh, respectively, with Wise's best launch clearing 39.95m while Smarsch was able to heave the javelin 37.99m. The men's track & field team will return to action in two weeks when they will compete at the 2019 NEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, in New Britain, CT on the campus of Central Connecticut State University. Follow us: #CHAOSonthehi

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