Murtagh Wins 3000 Meter Steeplechase at Silfen Invitational

Murtagh Wins 3000 Meter Steeplechase at Silfen Invitational

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Senior Tim Murtagh (Rowley, Mass.) posted a winning time of 10:08.91 in the 3000 meter steeplechase to lead the Connecticut College men's track and field team to a fifth place finish in the 12 team Silfen Invitational Saturday. 

Murtagh earned an invitation to the New England Division III Championship with his winning time. The Camels scored 85 points to hold off sixth placed Trinity College (82).

The Rhode Island College Anchormen scored 183 points to win the Silfen Invitational. The Coast Guard Bears took second place with 120 points. 

In the 4x800 meter relay, the Camel quartet consisting of Matt Boudreau (Bridgewater, Mass.), Andrew Duarte (Rocky Hill, Conn.), Ian Rathkey (Old Lyme, Conn.) and Tristan Cole (St. Helen, Calif.) joined forces for a Camel triumph, qualifying for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship  in a season best time of 7:58.08.

Junior All-American Mike LeDuc (Canton, Conn.) set a personal record, qualifying for the New England Division III and (ECAC) Championship with his second place time of 3:58.05 in the 1500 meters. 

Mike Joyce (Wallingford, Conn.) placed second behind Murtagh in the steeplechase, setting a personal record with a time of 10:19.81.

Devon Lattrell (West Newbury, Mass.) threw the javelin 154 feet, six inches en route to a third place scoring for the Camels.