CANTON, N.Y.—Junior Dominic Esposito (Massapequa, N.Y.) concluded his collegiate career by winning the 1500-meter run to finish 15th with 6,120 points in the decathlon at the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships at the Merrick-Pinkard Track & Field Complex on Friday.
Esposito, who became the program's first male NCAA national championship qualifier on Sunday, finished with the fourth-most points in school history over two days on the campus of St. Lawrence University. Entering the final five events in 17th position, he came in 16th with a time of 16.27 in the 110-meter hurdles and 14th in the discus with a throw of 105-feet, 3-inches.
After an 11th-place showing in the pole vault (12-feet, 1.5-inches), Esposito recorded a throw of 144-feet, 7-inches in the javelin to finish 12th. He then came through with a time of 4:26.30 in the 1500-meter run to win the event by more than a second, and pushing him into 15th place overall.
The victory in the 1500 meters was a fitting end to a tremendous season for Esposito, who set new school records in the decathlon and the pole vault, while earning All-New England and All-ECAC honors en route to earning a national championship bid.