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Men Split Time Between Penn Relays and UMass Invite on Saturday

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By Doug Austin

PHILADELPHIA and AMHERST, Mass. – The Dartmouth men’s track & field team split up on Saturday between the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia and the UMass Invitational.

In the final day of the 119th Penn Relays, the Big Green ran in two relay events and had one field athlete compete. The 4xMile relay team finished ninth with a time of 16:41.21. Steve Mangan, Henry Sterling, John Bleday and Will Geoghegan were the quartet to wear the Green and White in the event.

The 4x800m relay group of Silas Talbot, Luke Decker, Tim Gorman and Lukas Zirngibl took eighth in a field of more than 30 teams with a 7:31.47.

Thomas Servino was fifth in the college division of the hammer throw as he had a measured toss of 188-5.0/57.44m.

At UMass, Jalil Bishop took the top spot in the 400m, running a 49.07 to best a field of 17 competitors. Sophomore Brett Buskey was second in the 100m with a 10.98, missing out on winning the event by just two-hundredths of a second to Northeastern’s Donovan Henry.

Josh Cyphers won the pole vault with a height of 15-9.0/4.80m.

Like Buskey, senior Jacob Evanter took second place by a narrow margin in the 110-meter hurdles. Evanter ran a 14.95 to earn eight points for the Big Green.

Sophomore Dom Filiano was third in the discus with a measured toss of 146-1.0/44.53m, while freshman Jacob Shippe was also third in the javelin with a throw of 176-5.0/53.77m.

In addition, Filiano took second in the shot put  (51-1.50/15.58m) as did Kevin Crowley in the long jump (22-1.0/6.73m).

In the end, Dartmouth had an impressive 98 team points to claim fourth overall, behind Northeastern (140), UMass (117.50) and Vermont (107).

The Big Green will return to the track next weekend at the 2013 Ivy League Heptagonal Championship at Princeton.