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Bonnies Make History With First Indoor Track Meet

Logan Caruso, Darion Gregory and Christian Riethmiller compete in the distance medley relay Friday. (Photo: Scott Eddy)
Logan Caruso, Darion Gregory and Christian Riethmiller compete in the distance medley relay Friday. (Photo: Scott Eddy)


HOUGHTON, N.Y. – Members of the St. Bonaventure track teams made history Friday afternoon and evening by competing in the Bonnies' first-ever official indoor meet at the Houghton College Highlander Invitational inside Kerr-Pegula Fieldhouse.

The Bonnies track program returned in 2017 and has exclusively been an outdoor program prior to Friday when St. Bonaventure ran its first of three indoor events this semester.

Freshman Darion Gregory impressed in the mile, taking 10th place out of 30 competitors (4:43.54). Gregory won his heat race, jumping from third to first with a 31.90 in the final lap.

In the 800, Ryan Chmiel showed the way for a host of Bonnies by taking eighth out of 25 runners with his effort of 2:11.03. Christian Riethmiller turned in the 10th-place time at 2:11.29 after leading his heat race, just ahead of Justin Drennan who placed 12th overall at 2:12.70.

Sam Dumas crossed the finish line with a fourth-place effort of 9:46.24 in the 3,000 meters while Logan Caruso was eighth at 10:13.01.

Jacob Osswald also finished second in the 5,000 with a run of 16:27.91.

In the distance medley, the team of Christian Riethmiller, Justin Drennan, Elias Kott and Kyle Haller paced three Bonnies squads with a finishing time of 11:25.07.

600-Meter Run
4. Matt Villanueva – 1:37.44
5. Jack Boltman – 1:39.50

800-Meter Run
8. Ryan Chmiel – 2:11.03
10. Christian Riethmiller – 2:11.29
12. Justin Drennan – 2:12.70
17. Kyle Haller – 2:15.86
21. Nathan Prisella – 2:18.00
25. Isaiah Callahan – 2:30.29

1-Mile Run
10. Darion Gregory – 4:43.54
23. Elias Kott – 4:57.37
26. Wyatt Hulsey – 5:06.04
28. Mark Vaccaro – 5:08.86
30. Isaiah Callahan – 5:24.57

3000-Meter Run
4. Sam Dumas – 9:46.24
8. Logan Caruso – 10:13.01
10. Ryan Signorino – 10:24.57
13. Luke Gobel – 11:31.01

5000-Meter Run
2. Jacob Osswald – 16:27.91

Distance Medley
1. Riethmiller, Drennan, Kott, Haller – 11:25.07
2. Gregory, Chmiel, Hulsey, Prisella – 11:39.19
3. Caruso, Vaccaro, Boltman, Dumas – 11:41.93

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