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Men Compete at Penn Relays and UNH on Saturday

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By Doug Austin
PHILADELPHIA - The final day of competition at the 118th annual Penn Relays saw the Dartmouth men's track & field compete in front of the largest crowd of the weekend at Franklin Field.

TJ Servino (Highland Mills, N.Y.) was one of two individuals to compete on this day in the City of Brotherly Love, placing eighth in the College Division of the hammer throw with a measured distance of 177-11/54.25m.

In the javelin, Colin Quinn's (Nashua, N.H.) throw of 171-5/52.26m earned the freshman a 24th-place finish in his first Penn Relays as a member of the Big Green.

The 4x800 also ran at Franklin Field, finishing in 7:32.03 to earn a third-place finish. Lukas Zirngibl (Middletown, N.J.), Steve Mangan (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.), Matt Miner (Asheland, Ore.) and Joseph Woiwode (Rockville, Md.) were the four runners to represent the Big Green in the race.

Dartmouth also sent a contingent to Durham to run at UNH's Wildcat Invitational Saturday afternoon.

Junior Connor Reilly (Niskayuna, N.Y.) was one of the highlights of the day, winning the 100 meters in 10.46 (+2.1). Freshman Brett Buskey (Blackstone, Mass.) was a close second in the heat and overall, crossing in 10.63.

The two then alternated positions in the 200 meters as Buskey took the top spot in 22.22 (+0.6), while Reilly was just four-hundredths of a second back in 22.26.

Jacob Neumann (Chatham Township, N.J.) was the other Dartmouth athlete to win an event near the Seacoast, taking first in the discus. Neumann's fifth throw of the day resulted in a distance of  146-3/44.58m to earn the top spot by more than three inches.

The Big Green earned the top spot in the 4x100-meter relay, as Hector Reynoso (Brownfield, Maine), Kevin Crowley (Barrington, Ill.), Buskey and Reilly combined to post a 42.67, nearly a second ahead of the second-place team from UMass-Lowell.

The 1500 meters saw Dartmouth claim three of the top four spots as Mike Danaher (Clifton Park, N.Y.) claimed second in 4:00.26. Freshmen Luke Decker (Mission Viejo, Calif.) and Silas Talbot (Anchorage, Alaska) were third and fourth, respectively, just a second back of Danaher.

Sophomore Ben Nollet (Storrs, Conn.) was represented the Big Green in the Javelin at UNH, finishing fourth with a 167-7/51.09m on his first throw of the afternoon.

The Big Green will head back to Franklin Field next weekend as the historic stadium plays host to the 2012 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships Saturday and Sunday May 5 and 6.