BOSTON The Quinnipiac University men's indoor track team competed in the second day of the Terrier Invitational hosted by Boston University on Saturday afternoon. Tyler Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) won his heat and finished eighth overall in the 1000 meter race with a time of 2:29.22, highlighting the meet for the Bobcats. With that time, Dinnan qualified for the IC4A Championships later in the season. Freshman Rich Klauber (Thomaston, Conn.) was the top Quinnipiac runner in the 5000 meter race, crossing the line 18th overall in a field of 62 with a time of 14:52.37, winning his heat by more 10 seconds.
In the 3000 meter race, Dan Roark (Dracut, Mass.) crossed the line with a time of 8:43.59, while John Beckshaw finished in 8:50:02. Both runners won their heats with those finishes and each finished with season-best times in the event.
In the mile, Jack McDonald (Cheshire, Conn.) finished with a season-best time of 4:24.39. Freshman John Healy (Middletown, N.J.) won his heat in the event, while setting a personal-best time of 4:31.73. That time was more than eight seconds better than his previous best time.
Quinnipiac's 4x400 relay ran a season-best time of 3:35.05. Freshmen Matthew Andriulli (Oakland, N.J.), Frankie DiSomma (Sparta, N.J.), and Sean Ramsey (Southbury, Conn.) ran alongside sophomore Andrew Mayernick (Staatsburg, N.Y.) in the race.
"This was a great weekend," said Head Coach Shawn Green. "The men picked up right where the women left off yesterday and had a day of season-best performances. This should give us a great deal of confidence going forth this season."
The Bobcats will next run at the University of Rhode Island on Friday, Jan. 30. Quinnipiac will compete in the two-day Rhody Open at Mackal Field House.