DURHAM, N.H. Richard Klauber (Thomaston, Conn.) paced the Quinnipiac University men's indoor track team to a third-place finish at the University of New Hampshire Saturday afternoon. Klauber finished the mile race second overall with a time of 4:22.34, setting a new personal-best time in the event. Fellow freshman Dan Roark (Dracut, Mass.) placed fourth in the same event, crossing the line with a time of 4:30.18. The Bobcats competed with UNH and the College of the Holy Cross in the meet.
"I am very happy with the way Rich ran today," said Head Coach Shawn Green. "He battled with the runner from New Hampshire and earned those three points for the team."
Quinnipiac's 4x800 meter relay team won the event with a time of 8:17.21 for five team points. The four runners that comprised the relay team were Roark, Klauber, Jack McDonald (Cheshire, Conn.) and Andrew Sullivan (Ellington, Conn.). The Bobcats finished just ahead of the Crusaders and more than nine seconds ahead of UNH in the event.
McDonald also ran in the 1000 meter race, finishing third with a time of 2:38.94 for two points. Freshman Sean Ramsey (Southbury, Conn.) also earned two points in Saturday's meet, placing third in the 500 meter race with a time of 1:11.99.
The Bobcats participated exclusively in track events and earned 15 points. The Wildcats finished first with 112, while Holy Cross was second with 44 points at the meet with both teams competing in field events as well as track events.
Quinnipiac returns to action Saturday, Jan. 24 when it travels to Boston, Mass., to compete at the Terrier Invitational. The meet is set to begin at 9 a.m. at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center.