Minard Sets Three School Records as Eagles Finish Fourth at the Bowdoin Invite

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Husson University men's outdoor track and field competed in 2016 Outdoor Bowdoin Invitational at Magee-Samuelson Track on Saturday and finished fourth overall with 68 points.

Host Bowdoin took the top spot among the five teams competing scoring 317 points. University of Maine at Farmington finished as the runner-up with 77, followed by Colby College with 76, and then Husson while St. Joseph's College rounded out the field with 21 points.

Joe Minard highlighted the meet for the men with three school records in the hammer throw, shot put and discus throw. Minard took fourth in the hammer with a throw of 26.69m, shot put with a mark of 11.38m and sixth in the discus with a distance of 28.29m.

Nick Young finished third in the 200m dash with a school record of 24.05 and took a fourth in the 400 meter dash (54.11).

In the 200 meter dash, five Eagles ranked in the top 11, including Young in the top three. Miguel Caballero came in sixth at 24.52 with Dustin Wood right behind him in seventh place at 24.59. Edward Miner followed Wood in 10th place at 26.02 and Shane Althouse rounded out Husson's dominance in 11th with a time of 28.01.

Owen Freeman set a new school record in the javelin with a throw of 44.73m which was good for fourth overall while Caballero jumped a distance of 5.82m for a new school record in the long jump.

Josh Wheeler set new school records in the high jump (1.80m) and the pole vault (3.55m).

Francesco Wright ran a new school record of 18.51 in the 110 meter Hurdles as well as Andrew Balsamo in the 5,000 run (16:35.47).

The quartet of Young, Jeff Love, Wheeler and William Richard combined to post a new school record of 3:46.16 in the 4x400 meter relay.

The Eagles will return to the track next weekend at the Colby Invitational.