By Pete Colaizzo
BOSTON, MA – The Marist men’s track capped a record-setting indoor track season in historic fashion, with an individual IC4A champion, two school records and the most points scored in the 100-year-old championship in school history.
Junior Glenmour Leonard-Osbourne sped to first place in the 60-meter dash on Sunday morning, with a winning time of 6.75 seconds. He becomes only the second IC4A Champion in school history (the other being Adam Vess in the 3,000-meter run in 2009) and he ran the second-fastest 60-meter dash in the meet’s 100-year history (with his 6.69-second time in the preliminary round). Leonard-Osbourne finished the season undefeated in the event.
On Saturday afternoon, two school records were broken in back-to-back events. In the 5,000-meter run, sophomore Ramsey Little placed third in the 5,000-meter run, surging to a time of 14:14.25. The time wipes out the 13-year-old school record of 14:18.42, set by Marist legend Girma Segni, also at the IC4A Championships.
In the distance medley relay, the team of Brendan Dearie, Easton Eberwein, Roshan Kalikasingh and Chris Paxis broke the 10-minute barrier for the first time in school history, running 9:59.98 in the trials on Saturday and qualifying for Sunday’s final. The time beat out the previous mark of 10:01.03, which was set at the 2016 IC4A Championships. In the final, the same time placed seventh overall in 10:12.86.
Also on Sunday, Little completed one of the more remarkable distance doubles by running the second-fastest time in school history at 3,000 meters, placing 10th in 8:10.99. He trails only Adam Vess’ time of 8:05.82, which won the IC4A Championships 13 years ago. Little improved on his week-old best time in that event by more than four seconds.
The Red Foxes finished in 14th place out of 42 teams in the championship with 18 points.
The meet concludes an indoor track season that saw school records shattered in five different events. The outdoor track season begins in three weeks.
“Start to finish, this was a great season for the men and we can’t wait to get going outdoors,’’ said head coach Pete Colaizzo.