NEW HAVEN, Conn. The Quinnipiac University men's indoor track team competed in its first race in over at month at the Yale Collegiate Invitational at Coxe Cage Saturday afternoon. The Bobcats had strong showings from Dan Roark (Dracut, Mass.), John Beckshaw (Medford, Mass.) and Rich Klauber (Thomaston, Conn.) in the non-scoring meet.
Klauber set a personal-best time in the 3000 meter race. His time of 8:35.77 was the fifth fastest of the day recorded in that event. Also in the 3000, Roark finished won in his heat in 8:54.06. That time was the 11th best among all 48 runners competing in the event.
Beckshaw crossed the line in 9:00.66, the 15th-fastest overall time in the 3000 meters and a personal record. The freshman competed in the 3000 for the second time as a member of the Bobcats, improving on his previous best time in the event by nearly 28 seconds.
Also competing at the meet were Yale, Holy Cross, Sacred Heart, St. John's, Queensborough, Southern Connecticut, Fordham, Albany, Rutgers, Central Connecticut, New Haven and Connecticut.
"This is a meet that lets us know how much work we have ahead and this year is no different," said Head Coach Shawn Green. "I am very proud of the competitive spirit the team showed today. I know we can take that with us for the rest of the season."
Quinnipiac will next compete at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday, Jan. 17. The meet is the first scored meet of the season for the Bobcats.