Dermody (5000 Meters) & Cole (3000 Meter Steeplechase) Wins for Camels at AIC

Dermody (5000 Meters) & Cole (3000 Meter Steeplechase) Wins for Camels at AIC

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--The Connecticut College men's outdoor track and field team competed in the American International College Invitational Saturday.

Sophomore Patrick Dermody (Erieville, N.Y.) and senior Tristan Cole (St. Helen, Calif.) notched wins to lead the Camels.

Dermody posted a time of 15:24 en route to his win in the 5000 meters, earning an invitation to the New England Division III Championship. 

"It was a really fun race today," Dermody said. 'I just wanted to relax from the beginning and that strategy seemed to work."

Cole triumphed in the 3000 meter steeplechase to have his ticket punched for the New England Division III Championship as he continues to build on a terrific senior season. 

The Camels placed 10th in the 14 team field with a score of 30 points. UMass Amherst won the invitational with a score of 101 points while the Blue Devils from Central Connecticut State University took second place with 86 points Saturday. The Camels placed fifth in the Division III field.  

In the javelin throw, Nick Hoffman-Klaucke (South Chatham, Mass.) covered a distance of 157 feet, eight inches to place sixth while Devon Latrell (Newbury, Mass.) placed seventh with a throw of 151 feet, five inches. 

The Camels also added some NESCAC qualifying marks Saturday. In the 1500 meters, Niall Williams (Niskayuna, N.Y.) (4:09.78), Matt Boudreau (Bridgewater, Mass.) (4:15.42) and Brad DeMarco (Weston, Conn.) 4:16.87 qualified for the NESCAC Championship. Ian Rathkey (Old Lyme, Conn.) posted a time of 51.83 to qualify in the 400 meters.