Peterson Posts Victory in 400 Meter Hurdles for Camels at the J. Elmer Swanson Invitational

Peterson Posts Victory in 400 Meter Hurdles for Camels at the J. Elmer Swanson Invitational

MIDDLETOWN, Conn.--Connecticut College sophomore Andrew Peterson (Wallingford, Conn.) posted a winning time of 1:00.82 in the 400 meter hurdles to lead his team at the J. Elmer Swanson Invitational hosted by Wesleyan University today. Peterson qualified for next weekend's NESCAC Championship with his performance.

Freshman Chris Conner (Glastonbury, Conn.) covered a distance of 40 feet, two inches to take second place in the triple jump for Connecticut College. Sophomore Jordan Comeau (Winchendon, Mass.) posted a time of 2:00.16 in the 800 meter run, earning an invitation to the upcoming NESCAC Championship for the Camels.  Jonathan Handy (Hingham, Mass.) threw the hammer 116 feet, four inches in a fourth place scoring, setting a personal record with his performance.

In the pole vault, Austin DiMartino (West Haven, Conn.) reached his apex at 10 feet even to finish fourth for the Camels, setting a personal record today.  Senior Dan Burns (Alexandria, Va.) ran a season-best time of 54.91 seconds in the 400 meters, placing sixth for the Camels. In the 1500 meters, senior Sam McKeown (South Windsor, Conn.) set a personal record with a time of 4:12.39.

In the 4x100 meter relay, freshman Blake O'Neal (Houston, Texas), Nick Fischetti (Groton, Mass.), Arlo Siegel (Florence, Mass.) and DiMartino placed fourth with a time of 46.28 seconds for the Camels.

In the 200 meter dash, Siegel set a personal record with a time of 23.58 seconds to earn an invitation to the upcoming NESCAC Championship.

Freshman Mike D'Onofrio (East Haven, Conn.) threw the javelin 152 feet, nine inches to finish in third place for the Camels. Handy placed fourth (136 feet, five inches) while DiMartino took sixth place for the Camels with a throw of 127 feet, even.

The Camels will visit Amherst College for the NESCAC Championship next weekend.