BOSTON, Mass. --- Colby College junior Luke Doherty Munro earned All-New England status after finishing in eighth place in the 1,000-meter run at the Open New England Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Boston University.
Despite getting boxed in late in the race, Doherty Munro came home in 2:31.08, a lifetime personal best. His finish also earned Colby its only point of the day. Doherty Munro ran a 2:31.94, a collegiate best at the time for the junior, on Friday. Doherty Munro kicked home to a second-place finish in his heat and received an automatic bid to the final.
Sophomore Matt White, sophomore Kevin Clarke, Doherty Munro, and sophomore Dylan Nisky finished in 10th place in the 3,200 relay. Coming in seeded at 8:06.09, they shattered that mark as they combined to win their heat in 7:50.83—a collective personal best for the foursome, which ran 7:53.49 at this meet last year. The squad looks to improve on last year’s fifth-place finish at the ECAC Championships next weekend.
Nisky started the competition on Friday by dropping his personal best time to 1:52.33 in an 800-meter preliminary race. He finished in 13th place overall and his mark ranks him high in NCAA Division III. Nisky is looking to run in the NCAA Division III Championships in Grinnell, Iowa. His time also was the second-fastest time in Colby men's indoor track and field history. Sophomore Matt White added a 24th-place finish in a personal best time of 1:55.57. Despite their strong showings, a deep field in the event prevented either Mule from advancing to the final.
First-year Jeff Hale, senior Will Supple, Clarke, and first-year Ben Lester teamed up to run a 10:23.23 in the distance medley relay. The time was good for 15th place and they hammered their seed time by a massive 16 seconds. The foursome qualified for next weekend's ECAC meet.