Vassar Fends Off Cold to Perform Well at TCNJ

EWING, NJ – The Vassar College men’s track and field team participated in The College of New Jersey Invitational in Ewing, New Jersey, fending off the cold temperatures and wind to post some solid performances.

Junior Ry Blume highlighted the standout performances for the Brewers in the 800 meter run, as he posted a 1:59.73 to finish second overall and first in his heat. Freshman Chris Edington was first in his heat as well, finishing 13th overall with a 2:06.26.

The Brewers saw another standout run by Eli Bashant in the 1500 meter finals, as the sophomore won his section and finished third overall with a 4:13.58. Sophomore Will Dwyer was right behind Bashant to take second in that heat and 11th overall with a 4:17.31 as well.
In the 100 meter dash, sophomore Skylar Widman ran an 11.31 to qaulify for the finals, where he took seventh overall with a 11.37. Senior Joel Johnson continues to progress back after an injury, running a 23.24 to earn the win in his heat.

Dwyer also competed in the 400 hurdles for the first time in his career, and finished first in his heat and 21st overall with a 1:05.37.

“We have been facing some adversity to the start of our track season and the team really stepped up today to get out there and just compete. It was a windy day but that didn’t stop or team from making the adjustments from last weekend in order to execute under pressure. We had some overall event wins and a few athletes won their respective heats so we will look to carry those type of efforts into the rest of our season,” said associate head coach Justin Harris.

The Brewers will now take part in the two-day Silfen Invitational at Connecticut College in New London, CT April 13-14.

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