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TAMPA, Fla. – The first day of the 2018 NCAA East Regional Meet is in the books for the Dartmouth men’s outdoor track & team.

The day started early with the hammer throw. Senior Colin Minor nearly matched his personal best as his top throw of the day measured 203-6.0/62.02m. However, that wasn’t enough to help him advance with one of the top-12 spots, meaning Minor’s collegiate career ended Thursday morning at South Florida’s USF Track & Field Stadium.

In the first track event of the day, freshman Max Frye ran the best he ever had in his heat of the 400m hurdles first round. The rookie posted a personal-best time of 51.84 to finish fifth, running out of lane one in his heat. Unfortunately for the Big Green and Frye, he missed out on moving on by just three-hundredths of a second, finishing 25th overall with the top-24 moving on to Friday’s quarterfinals.

Henry Raymond was another Dartmouth runner who just missed out on moving on, finishing 14th in the 1500m. He missed out on the final at-large berth in the quarterfinals with a 3:48.05, just one-hundredth of a second back of the final runner to make it to the next round. Making the situation even more heartbreaking was Raymond ran faster than five others who moved on, but those individuals were in a slower heat and earned the automatic qualifying spots.

Also in the 400m hurdles, juniors Alec Eschholz (52.51) and Parker Johnson (52.96) were 33rd and 40th, respectively, and saw their seasons end Thursday as well.

The 800m saw freshman Tim Zepf run a 1:53.87 to finish 48th.