POUGHKEEPSIE – The Vassar College men’s track and field team played host to the 2018 Vassar Brewers Invitational Saturday, celebrating its six seniors while showcasing its talent in its lone home meet of the season.
Prior to the meet, Vassar said thank you to its six seniors, as Joel Johnson, Philip Brown, Michael Scarlett, Jesse Schatz, Jared Freedman and Michael Walsh were honored for their hard work and dedication to the program.
There were many strong performances as well for the Brewers, highlighted by a pair of school records in the 3000 meter run and the 100 meter dash. Scarlett took care of the 3000 meter run record, a record that has stood since the 2006 season at 9:23.70. Scarlett hammered that record, as he posted an 8:38.09, while freshman Reed Dolan also chalked up a 9:15.58 to best the former school mark.
A few minutes later, Johnson broke the school record in the 100 meter dash, posting a personal-best time of 11.12 to finish second in the race. In the 1500 meter run, freshman Ayden Gann posted a 4:05.13 to finish second overall, while Freedman was fourth with a 4:05.58. Junior Ry Blume ran a 1:59.74, right on his season-best time, while Skylar Widman took third place in the 400 meter dash, running the event for the first time to post a 51.86.
Freshman Calvin Scannell ran a 59.95 for a collegiate best in the 100 hurdles to take fourth place, and freshman Josh Lacoste won his heat in the 400 meter dash with a lunge at the end to post a 56.57 for a collegiate best. Sophomore Will Dwyer helped Vassar go 1-2-3 in the 5000 meter run, winning the event with a 16:03.00, while Schatz and freshman Peter Ferretter followed right behind with times of 16:08.72 and 16:17.33, respectively.
In the pole vault, Jonah Goldenbird finished third after hitting four heights, including finishing with a height of 3.40 meters. In the triple jump, senior Michael Walsh took second place with a personal-best distance of 12.25, breaking his old PR by 0.01 meters. Walsh also took sixth in the javelin throw with a 43.12 meter toss.