The men's track team amassed 50 points and finished fifth out of 25 teams on Saturday at the D-III New England Championships hosted by Springfield College.

Matt Hillard '12 started off the meet with an impressive performance in the 1000-meter and won his heat, but wound up finishing second overall by .27 seconds after the second heat.

Coby Horowitz '14 was part of a seven-runner peloton who broke the facility record of 4:22.65 with a 4:18, clocking good enough for second place.

The men's distance medley relay was, once again, successful. The relay team—comprised of Horowitz, Zach Winters '11, James Boeding '14 and Alex Williams '12—posted a 10:21.75 finish and placed second by a margin of less than a second.

The Polar Bears continued their recent relay success in the 4x800-meter relay, in which Nick Saba '14, Sam Chick '13, Hillard and Colin Fong '12 ran to a third-place showing. Fong and Chick also had strong performances in the 800 and 600-meter races, respectively. Fong's 1:58.70 placed eighth and earned a point while Chick ran 1:23.30 for third in a race won in a new Facility and New England record of 1:19.76.

In longer distance events, Colin Ogilvie '12 placed 15th in the 3000-meter in 8:50.29.

Sam Seekins '14 was crowned New England Champion in the 5K while Stan Berkow '11 ran 15:40.9. Seekins displayed impressive tactics in his victory performance, making a dash for the finish with a quarter-mile to go.

In the field events, Alex Lucyk '12 and Simon Ward '13 finished 10th and 11th, respectively, after clearing heights of 13-05.25 and 12-11.50 feet in the pole vault.

Eliot Bass '14 had another steady performance in the Triple Jump, once again breaking the 40-foot barrier by 11.75 inches.

This weekend, the Polar Bears look to continue their string of standout performances in the Open New England Championship at Boston University.