Pressey’s First-Place Finish In Triple Jump Highlights Mariners Day At CGA Winter Invite

Pressey’s First-Place Finish In Triple Jump Highlights Mariners Day At CGA Winter Invite

Complete Results

NEW LONDON, Conn. (Jan. 16, 2016) – The USMMA men's track & field team competed at Coast Guard's CGA Winter Invite on Saturday and the Mariners ended the event in fifth place. Senior Kenneth Pressey (Yorktown, Va.) had the Mariners' top finish at the event, coming in first place in the triple jump with a jump of 12.77 meters (41' 10.75"), which was a personal best distance for the senior.

Six other Mariners recorded top five finishes at the event. Freshman Severin Blenkush (O'Fallon, Ill.) came in third in the 1,000-meters in 2:39.04. Senior Tomas Sanchez (Manati, P.R.) crossed third in the 600-meters (1:29.62). Sophomore Seung Hwang (Wayne, N.J.) was fourth in the triple jump (12.10m / 39' 8.5"). Freshman Connor Cole (Alpharetta, Ga.) had a fourth-place finish in the mile run with a time of 4:44.99. Senior Daniel Kennedy (Youngstown, Ohio) ran a 6.95 for fifth place in the 55-meter dash and freshman David Collins (North Kingstown, R.I.) placed fifth in the weight throw with a toss of 13.77 meters (45' 2.25").

Below are the complete results from the CGA Winter Invite for USMMA.

The Mariners return to the track next Saturday, Jan. 23, when they travel up to Middletown, Conn. to compete in the First Wesleyan Indoor Invitational.

Men's 55m

Pl.        Name                           Time
5.         Daniel Kennedy             6.95
4.         Daniel Kennedy             6.99q Prelims

Men's 600m
Pl.        Name                           Time
3.         Thomas Sanchez           1:29.62
8.         Matthew Pari                 1:36.98
9.         John Robertson            1:37.83 Prelims

Men's 1000m
Pl.        Name                           Time
3.         Severin Blenkush           2:39.04
8.         Michael Dittmer             2:47.17

Men's Mile
Pl.        Name                           Time
4.         Connor Cole                  4:44.99
8.         James Gunderson         5:21.78

Men's High Jump
Pl.        Name                           Distance
--          Kenneth Pressey           NH

Men's Triple Jump
Pl.        Name                           Distance
1.         Kenneth Pressey           12.77m
4.         Seung Hwang                12.10m

Men's Shot Put
Pl.        Name                           Distance
7.         William Pelger               11.18m
8.         Nathan Robbins            10.66m
9.         John Piper                    10.56m

Men's Weight Throw
Pl.        Name                           Distance
5.         David Collins                13.77m

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