Massachusetts Maritime junior Robert Gratzer (Pembroke, Mass.) earned all-ECAC honors with an eighth place finish in the discus at the 2013 ECAC Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships Friday afternoon at Springfield College’s Blake Track.
Gratzer recorded a mark of 45.38 meters (148 feet, 11 inches) in earning his second major accolade of the month, as he finished fourth at the Division III New England Championships two weeks ago at Colby College with a mark of 47.61 meters. Bates College senior David Pless took top honors in today’s event with a toss of 55.08 meters (166 feet, 10 inches).
Buccaneer sophomore Zachary Poh (Bridgewater, Mass.) was one of 14 qualifiers in the discus and placed 13th in the final standings with a mark of 44.92 meters (147 feet, 4 inches), as Poh had previously qualified during the regular season in the event with a top performance of 45.10 meters.