LAKEWOOD, N.J. – Freshman Johnathan Epstein placed second in the 5000m to highlight the University of the Sciences men's track and field program's first-ever Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championships on Sunday at Georgian Court.
Epstein finished just 3.5 seconds behind the winner after crossing in 15:44.81, in what is the third-fastest time in the four-year history of the CACC Championships, to earn All-CACC honors given to the top two finishers.
Fellow freshman William Hallinan earned USciences' first points, three, in its CACC Championships history by placing sixth in the 1500m with a time of 4:11.18.
Hallinan was also part of the 4x400m relay team, along with Eric Papazian, Christopher Cardace and Ryan Ward, that rounded out the Devils' point total with an eighth place finish after combining to cross in 3:37.99.
Individually, Papazian and Cardace both set new collegiate personal records on the day. Papazian ran the 100m in 11.71, while Cardace completed the 400m in 54.03.
Conor Glass fell one position shy of adding to University of the Sciences' point total, as his mark of 35.11m in the javelin was good for ninth place.
USciences' 10 total points placed the Devils in 10th. Bloomfield won the title with 196.5 points, beating out second place Georgian Court by four. Post came in third with 80 points.
16. Eric Papazian – 11.71 (collegiate personal record)
13. Eric Papazian – 23.29
15. Christopher Cardace – 54.03 (collegiate personal record)
20. Matthew Weiner – 59.29
6. William Hallinan – 4:11.18 (three points)
11. Ryan Ward – 4:31.02
18. Matthew Connolly – 5:15.50
2. Johnathan Epstein – 15:44.81 (eight points)
8. Papazian, Cardace, Ward, Hallinan – 3:37.99 (one point)
9. Conor Glass – 35.11m