I found a little more info on the starting line picture. 12-08-84. It was a quad meet with UMass, So. Conn, and Bentley. We finished second with 64 points, Umass won with 67, S Conn had 37 and Bentley had 7 points. Bob Derrah and Bridan Moody qualified for the Easterns in the 2 mile running 9:12 and 9:19. I won the 5,000 in 14:20, Dennis Simoniatis took second in 14:22 and Tom Chamberas was thrid in 14:28. We qualfied for D2 Nationals with those times. No mention of Dave Quintal in the Lowell Sun article.
My training log says I had a sore throat and a bad cold and that we did 3 warm-up and 3 warm down. Splits were:
71/66/69/70/69/68/72/71/71/72/70/66/25 and 436/440/439
I remember that we were trying to qualify and took turns taking the lead as none of the other teams runners were fast enough. I also remember that Dennis didn't take the lead at all and Chambo was not happy about that.
The picture above is from the race, but it is hard to make out any of the action.