PSS: wins all around the track

ON SATURDAY, APRIL 12, RPI HOSTED the Upstate Classic at Harkness Track. The Engineers left the event with eight first place victories; five men and three women were first in their respective events. For the men’s team, RPI grabbed the top three spots in the 1,500-meter event. Sophomore Bobby Parker placed first coming in at 3:58.16, followed by freshman Benjamin Fazio with a time of 3:58.48, and senior Sean Quinn with a time of 4:00.99. In the 3,000-meter steeplechase freshman Brian Crowley finished at 10:10.40 seizing the first place spot. First place wins in the field events include: senior captain Stephen Silber in the high jump at 1.98 meters, senior Zac Borrelli in the shot put with 15.32 meters, and junior Tyler Yeastedt in the discus at 48.94 meters. The women’s team also had several wins. In the 100 meter hurdles, freshman Vicky Buehler had a winning time of 16.03. Senior captain Cheryl Tran grabbed the first place spot in the high jump with 1.58 meters, and graduate student Lydia Frangos captured the hammer throw at 54.57 meters.