February 7, 2009

Men's Indoor Track Runs At Dartmouth Invitational

HANOVER, N.H. – The Quinnipiac University men's indoor track team competed in the Dartmouth Indoor Invitational Saturday afternoon. Tyler Dinnan's (Juneau, Alaska) first-place finish in the mile race highlighted the meet for the Bobcats. The senior runner crossed the line in 4:17.96, almost a second faster than the second-place finisher. The time was a season best in the event for Dinnan. Running alongside the Bobcats were teams from the University of New Hampshire, Vermont and meet-host Dartmouth.

In the 3000-meter race, Dan Roark (Dracut, Mass.) set a personal-best time, finishing in 8:39.46. That time was good enough for third place overall. John Greenlaw (Hampstead, N.H.) also set a personal record in the 3000 meters. Greenlaw crossed the line in 8:57.04, good enough for 10th overall. Fellow freshman Rich Klauber (Thomaston, Conn.) finished three spots in front of Greenlaw in seventh place with a time of 8:48.75.

In the 800 meter race, two Bobcats set personal records in breaking the two-minute mark. Senior Chris Foster (Mystic, Conn.) posted a time of 1:59.42, while junior Brendan Amoruso (Northport, N.Y.) crossed thirteen-hundredths of a second back in seventh with a time of 1:59.55. Steve Pilch (Medford Lakes, N.J.) rounded out the trio of Quinnipiac runners, finishing two seconds back in eighth place with a time of 2:01.76.

"This was a great tune up for the Northeast Conference Championships," said Assistant Coach Carolyn Martin. "The competition was very similar to our league and with our runners in every race it was a great indicator of where we are as a team."

The Bobcats next compete in two weeks when they travel to Landover, Md., to run in the NEC Championships at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex. The two-day meet is set for Saturday and Sunday, February 21-22 and will begin at noon.