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Wesleyan Comes Away with 13 Placewinning Efforts at Coast Guard to Finish 3rd of 12 Teams

Mike Moody '10 and Tommie Lark '11

Led by the efforts of Tommie Lark '11 (right side of photo) and Mike Moody '10 (left side of photo), Wesleyan collected 77 team points during the Coast Guard Invitational Sat., April 4 to lock up third place among 12 participating teams.

Wesleyan picked up 41 of its points from field events with Lark finishing second in both the long jump (21-6) and the triple jump (46-11 3/4), the latter in NCAA Division III provisional qualifying style. Moody placed second in the javelin (185-0), less than four feet under the NCAA provisional qualifying standard, and third in the hammer (148-5).

On the track, Wesleyan got a third-place effort in the 200-meter dash and fifth in the 100-meter dash from Dan Manuyag '10. Also with a pair of top postings was Chris Foster '09, who grabbed second in the 800-meter race (1:58.91) and helped the 4x400m relay place second among 13 entries. Lark and Manuyag were part of the Cardinals' third-place 4x100m relay as well.

Wesleyan competed in front of the home fans for the first time this spring when the Cardinals hosted the annual Elmer Swanson Invitational Sat., April 11. Six additional teams joined the Cardinals on a cold, wet day in Middletown for the non-scoring meet. Wesleyan athletes captured titles in four races and six field events.

Moody walked away with first place in both the hammer and javelin while Lark was the champion in both the long jump and triple jump. Other field event winners were Derek Kuwuhara '09 in the discus and Newman Hoffman '09 in the shot put.

On the track, Jonah Blumstein '09 led a sweep of the top five places by Cardinals in the 3k while Chris Foster '09 secured top prize in the 1500m race, Chris Coleman '10 was first to the tape in the 800m event and James Lawrence won the 3k steeple chase.

Wesleyan will be at home again for its next outing, entertaining Amherst and Williams for the annual Little Three meet Sat., April 18.