KINGSTON, R.I. The Quinnipiac University men's indoor track team competed at the University of Rhode Island Invitational at Mackal Fieldhouse Friday afternoon. First-place finishes by Jack McDonald (Cheshire, Conn.), Tyler Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) and the Distance Medley Relay team were the highlights in the non-scoring meet. Other schools competing alongside the Bobcats included Bryant, Providence and the hosts from Rhode Island.
McDonald crossed the line first overall in the 3000-meter race with a time of an 8:55.85. That time was a personal best in the event for the senior captain. Dinnan's first-place finish came in the 800-meter race. The junior runner finished in first place by more than three seconds with a time of 1:57.07, also setting a personal best in his event. Crossing the line fourth in the 800 was senior Chris Foster (Mystic River, Conn.) with a time of 2:02.94, while freshman Sean Ramsey (Southbury, Conn.) was ninth in 2:04.64. Foster and Ramsey each posted season-best times in the event.
Junior Brendan Amoruso (Northport, N.Y.) finished second in the 1000 meters. In his first-ever race in the event, Amoruso posted a time of 2:38.37.
Quinnipiac's Distance Medley Relay team finished in first-place; one week after qualifying for the IC4A Championship meet with a strong showing at Boston University's Terrier Invitational. The Bobcats crossed the line with a time of 10:20.92. Dinnan, Dan Roark (Dracut, Mass.), Rich Klauber (Thomaston, N.J.) and Matthew Andriulli (Oakland, N.J.) comprised the four-man team at Friday's meet.
"Overall it was a good start to the weekend," said Head Coach Shawn Green. "I am particularly pleased with the way all three DMR teams ran today. They showed me a lot this afternoon and moving forward for the rest of the season."
The Bobcats return to action tomorrow when the women's indoor track team will compete in the second day of competition. The meet is set to begin at 11:30 a.m.