LeDuc Leads Camels at NESCAC Championship

LeDuc Leads Camels at NESCAC Championship

WATERVILLE, Maine.--The Connecticut College men's track and field team scored 20 pointsto finish in a 10th place tie with Hamilton College at the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship Saturday.

Tufts University scored 178.9 points to win the 2014 NESCAC Crown. The Panthers from Middlebury College placed second with a score of 166.5 points while the Bobcats from Bates College finished third with 107.2 points.

"I'm quite pleased with the way it went today," Head Track & Field Coach Ned Bishop said. "We had a lot of really nice performances."

Senior Michael LeDuc (Canton, Conn.) posted a time of 9:04.93 to win the 3000 meter steeplechase. 

In the 1500 meters, Niall Williams (Scotia, N.Y.) placed fifth with a time of 3:56.31. The mark earned Williams an invitation to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship.

The Connecticut College 4x800 meter relay team comprised of Williams, Ben Bosworth (Dorchester, Mass.), Aaron Davis (New London, Conn.), and Brad DeMarco (Weston, Conn.) qualified for the ECAC Championship with a fourth place finish in 7:56.77.

Nick Fischetti (Groton, Mass.), Geoff Pendergast (Weston, Mass.), Ian Rathkey (Old Lyme, Conn.) and Chris May (Hudson, Ohio) posted a time of 3:31.00 en route to their eighth place scoring in the 4x400 meter relay.

The Camels added two more qualifiers for the New England Division III Championship Saturday. 

Rathkey logged a time of 1:57.44 in the 800 meters, while Bosworth recorded a time of 4:01.04 in the 1500 meters for the Camels.