LeDuc Leads Camels to Fourth Place Finish at Home Invitational

LeDuc Leads Camels to Fourth Place Finish at Home Invitational

NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College men's track and field team scored 108 points to place fourth out of seven teams at its home invitational Saturday.

The Trinity College Bantams scored 164 points to win the invitational. Rhode Island College placed second with a score of 145 points while the Hawks from Roger Williams took third with a score of 128 points.

The Camels placed fourth and were followed by the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (78), Community College of Rhode Island (57), and Sullivan County Community College (10).

LeDuc cruised to victory in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:55.89. The performance earned LeDuc invitations to both the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and New England Division III Championships. 

Zander Mintz (East Windsor, N.J.) placed second behind LeDuc with a time of 4:17.21 for the Camels.

Alejandro Hernandez (Miami, Fla.) posted a time of 16:19.88 to win the 5000 meter run for Connecticut College.

In the 3000 meter steeplechase, Raymond Rich-Fiondella (North Haven, Conn.) cruised to a victory in 10:42.61.

In the 800 meter run, the Camels dominated the field by placing 1-2-3.  Niall Williams (Scotia, N.Y.), Ben Bosworth (Dorchester, Mass.) and Ian Rathkey (Old Lyme, Conn.) held down the top three spots in the field with respective times of 1:57.79, 1:58.59, and 1:58.90.

Geoff Pendergast (Weston, Mass.) posted a time of 51.96 seconds en route to his third place scoring in the 400 meter dash.

In the 4x800 meter relay, the Camel quartet consisting of Aaron Davis (New London, Conn.), Sam McKeown (South Windsor, Conn.), Brad DeMarco (Weston, Conn.) and Niall Williams posted a victory in 8:23.37 for the Camels.

Davis was honored this week as an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar for the second consecutive year.

Chris May (Hudson, Ohio), Geoff Pendergast, Ian Rathkey and Ben Bosworth placed third in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:33.18 for the Camels.