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Men Take Home Second Straight Dartmouth Relays Crown in 2013

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By Doug Austin

HANOVER, N.H. - It was close until the very end, but the men's indoor track & field team pulled through in the final events to capture its second straight Dartmouth Relays Championship Sunday afternoon at Leverone Field House.

The 44th annual Dartmouth Relays, presented this year by New Balance, saw the home team edge Northeastern for the top spot, 128-113.

It was the second straight title as well as the fifth in six years and the seventh since team scoring began in 2003 for the Big Green.

Senior Connor Reilly delivered a solid performance in the 60 meters, winning the event with a 6.94 in the finals.  Teammate Brett Buskey also picked up points in the 60, claiming six as he finished third in 7.10.

Jacob Evanter helped his team's point total Sunday afternoon, taking second in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles. Evanter ran an 8.39 to secure eight more points to the Big Green's sum.

Dylan O'Sullivan was the top collegiate runner in the men's 3000m, finishing second overall in 8:22.64. He led a Dartmouth contingent of Jon Gault (8:24.15), Tim Gorman (8:37.58) and Tony Anzvino (8:43.53) to pick up points in the race as the team had four of the top five finishers.

Edward Wagner was strong in the 800, leading the way with a second-place showing in 51.21, while Jalil Bishop was fourth (51.49) and Kevin Crowley was sixth (51.57).

Crowley also was third in the long jump as his third attempt was measured at 21-5.50/6.54m. Jeremy Thibodeau was fourth in the event, jumping 21-3.5/6.49m on his fourth approach.

Josh Cyphers (14-6.0/4.42m), Brett Gilson (14-0.0/4.27m) and Brandon Gill (14-0.0/4.27m) all finished in the scoring in the pole vault with Cyphers leading the way in third.

The shot put saw Dom Filiano earn eight points with a second-place toss of 51-1.50/15.58m. His finish came on the heels of Matthew Brown '05, a former Dartmouth thrower now competing for Lone Pine Track Club. Brown's toss of 54-10.25/16.72m earned him the top spot in the event Sunday.

The final event saw the Big Green earn eight points in the 4x400-meter relay as they were able to hold off a surging Northeastern as the day wore down to its conclusion.

After the Green and Huskies, Boston College (51) and Middlebury (19) were the only two teams to score in double figures.

Dartmouth will now head to New Haven for a meet next Sunday (Jan. 20) against Yale and Columbia at Coxe Cage, the Eli's home indoor facility.