Cambridge, MA --- Andrew Zayac (Plymouth, MA) won the steeplechase and was on one of the two relays that set a new school record at the three-day NCAA Division III New England Championships, which concluded on Saturday, at MIT. The Crimson and Gray finished sixth with 45 points. The host Engineers captured the meet with a score of 172.5.
The top eight finishers in each event earn All-New England honors.
Zayac used a personal-best time of 9:25.42 to strike gold in the steeplechase and also teamed with Ryan Moran (Pembroke, MA), Austin Scott (Waddington, NY) and Thomas Kostelak (Bernardsville, NJ) to finish second in the 4x800-meter relay with a school-record time of 7:48.96. Joey Collins (Standish, ME), Ryan Dennis (Milford, CT), Paul-Henry Schoenhagen (Cleveland Heights, OH) and Warren Staver (Centreville, MD) teamed up to break the 4x400-meter relay school record in a third-place time of 3:18.28.
Scott also turned in a personal-best time of 3:56 in the 1,500-meter run while Staver achieved a PR of 49.18 in the 400-meter dash. Brandon Hoghaug (Douglas, MA) cleared 6-4 to tie for third place in the high jump.
Nick Dalton (Woburn, MA) finished sixth in the decathlon, which ran all three days, with a personal-best score of 5,632. In addition to also achieving PRs in the shot put (34-9.75) and pole vault (10-10), Dalton won the 100-meter dash (11.46) and javelin (152-11.25). Nate Martel (Steep Falls, ME) rounded out the scorers with a seventh-place throw of 167-5 in the hammer.
Nathan Stomberg (W. Greenwich, RI) also found personal success with a time of 32:54.12 in the 10,000-meter run.
Eligible student-athletes will make another return trip to MIT next weekend for the All-New England (All-Divisions) Championships.