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Men's Track Posts Multiple Program Top-10 Times at Dave Labor Invitational

Logan Caruso was one of several Bonnies runners to turn in top-10 individual program times Saturday. (Photo: Jenna Buhite)
Logan Caruso was one of several Bonnies runners to turn in top-10 individual program times Saturday. (Photo: Jenna Buhite)

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Freshman Elias Kott set two top-10 individual times in program history with a pair of PRs, highlighting the day for the St. Bonaventure men's track team.

In the 800 meters, Kott continued his strong spring with the top time by any Bonnies runner in the event this season as he posted a mark of 2:06.03. That's good enough for fourth in program history, beating his previous PR by over three seconds.

Kott also PR'ed in the 1500 where he finished in 4:25.37, a time that is sixth in program history and nearly four seconds better than his previous best effort.

Also in the 800, fellow freshman John Pullano ran a time of 2:09.14 which will rank sixth in Bona history. Mark Vaccaro just beat his previous PR as well, and ranks seventh in program history at 2:10.24.

The 1500 saw a number of top-10 Bona times. In addition to Kott, Kyle Haller bettered his previous program top-10 time by nearly eight seconds, registering a 4:27.82. Pullano also ran another top-10 time at 4:28.38. The 1500 also brought a PR from Ryan Chmiel (4:29.11).

In the 5000, another freshman ran a program top-10 time as Logan Caruso finished with a time of 16:26.69, bettering his previous PR by over five seconds as he finished fifth in the event. Caruso now ranks fifth in the program record books. Nathan Prisella, who was just one week removed from setting the program record in the 5000, led the Bonnies again in the event as he finished fourth at 16:14.52.

In the 10,000 meters, Jacob Osswald finished in 35:12.89, third in program history. Ryan Signorino (36:31.32) PR'ed with the fourth-ranked individual 10,000 time for a Bonnies runner while Luke Gobel Is now fifth (39:15.03).

Bona is back in action next Tuesday, April 16 at the Alfred Invite.


36. Ryan Walker – 12:02

37. Ryan Walker – 24.60
48. Dahron Wells – 26.66

27. Dahron Wells – 1:01.87

29. Elias Kott – 2:06.03 (personal record)
37. John Pullano – 2:09.14 (personal record)
39. Kyle Haller – 2:09.46
40. Mark Vaccaro – 2:10.24 (personal record)
57. Isaiah Callahan – 2:23.83 (personal record)

36. Elias Kott – 4:25.37 (personal record)
40. Kyle Haller – 4:27.82 (personal record)
41. John Pullano – 4:28.38 (personal record)
42. Ryan Chmiel – 4:29.11 (personal record)
46. Mark Vaccaro – 4:31.11
66. Isaiah Callahan – 4:49.26 (personal record)

4. Nathan Prisella – 16:14.52
5. Logan Caruso – 16:26.69 (personal record)
12. George Laraia – 16:57.40
13. William Delaney – 17:03.46
23. Jack Boltman – 17:54.70
24. Christian Gravius – 20:42.38

4. Jacob Osswald – 35:12.89 (personal record)
6. Ryan Signorino – 36:31.32 (personal record)
8. Luke Gobel – 39:15.05 (personal record)

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