NORTON, Mass. -- The Bridgewater State University men's indoor track & field team won four events and freshman Joseph Zingarelli (Saunderstown, R.I.) broke his own school record in the pole vault on Saturday at the non-scoring Wheaton Invitational.
Senior Austin James (Mansfield, Mass.), junior Jamie Carlson (Jericho, Vt.), sophomore Lamont Haynes (Boston, Mass.) and freshman Joshua Moore (Cape May, N.J.) each won events for the Bears.
James placed first in the shot put with a season-best toss of 46 feet, 2.75 inches (14.09m).
Carlson captured top honors in the heptathlon as he recorded an overall score of 3,978 points. On Saturday, Carlson notched 673 points in the 60-meter hurdles (9.34), 541 points in the pole vault (12'2.5"/3.72m) and 414 points in the 1,000-meter run (3:28.32). He placed first in both the hurdles and the pole vault, and third in the 1,000.
On Friday evening, Carlson recorded 634 points in the shot put as he posted a mark of 40 feet, 10.25 inches (12.45m) to finish first in the event. He tallied 619 points in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.80 seconds. Carlson and registered 560 points in the high jump (5'7.75"/1.72m) and 537 points in the long jump (18'11.25"/5.77m).
Haynes finished first in the 400-meter dash with a season-best time of 50.54 seconds, while Moore posted the top distance in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 3.5 inches (6.49m).
Zingarelli recorded a mark of 13 feet, three inches (4.04m) in the pole vault as he placed fourth in the event at the meet. Zingarelli eclipsed his previous BSU indoor standard of 13 feet, one inch (3.98) set last weekend at the Lyons Invitational also held at Wheaton.
Next Saturday, the BSU men's indoor track & field team will compete at the Wesleyan Invitational. Qualifying members of the squad will compete at the NEICAAA Championships held on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 2-3) at the Reggie Lewis Center.