BOSTON – The second day of Boston University’s Valentine saw several strong performances from individuals of Dartmouth men’s track & field, including a nearly three-decade old record falling.
The highlight of the non-scoring meet inside the BU Track and Tennis Center was Will Geoghegan breaking a 28-year old program record in the 3000m. The senior ran a 7:51.57 to take second overall by just five-hundredths of a second in a field of more than a hundred.
The old record of 7:54.60 was set in 1985 by Jim Sapienza, while Geoghegan’s mark was just the fifth sub-eight-minute 3000m time in Big Green history.
In the mile, John Bleday was 12th overall in 4:00.69, the third-fastest time by a Dartmouth runner in program history and breaking his own personal best of 4:01.44 set two weeks ago on the same track at BU.
The high jump saw Alex Frye claim fifth, clearing a height of 6-6.75/2.00m. Frye was the lone competitor to clear the first four heights on his first attempt, before missing on 2.04m.
The pole vault saw Josh Cyphers claim second as he cleared 15-9.0/4.80m on his first attempt at the height.
In a hotly contested 500m, Phil Gomez was 14th in a field of 80 as he posted a 1:05.06 in a very fast section of the event.
Daniel Katz was 12th in the prelims of the 60m hurdles, running an 8.47. John Abraham was 20th in the prelims of the 60m dash, crossing in 7:09, good for second in his heat. Nico Robinson was also second in his preliminary heat of the 60m, running a 7.32.
In addition to the 60m, Robinson was 17th in the long jump with a 21-6.0/6.55m in his first attempt of the day.
John Brady was 39th in the 400m, running a 49.57 to take second in his section of the event. In a field of more than 200 competitors in the 800m race, Luke Decker was 59th with 1:55.03 to his credit.