January 19, 2010

Crusaders Set To Travel To New Hampshire

Scoreboard: No team scores, at Harvard Invitational, Cambridge, Mass., 1/16
Schedule: Saturday, Jan. 23, at New Hampshire, Durham, N.H., 12:00 p.m. 

  • The Holy Cross men's track and field team will continue indoor competition at New Hampshire on Saturday, Jan. 23. The Crusaders will compete against UNH and Quinnipiac at the Paul Sweet Oval in Durham, N.H.
  • Last season at New Hampshire, Holy Cross finished in second place with 44 points, while New Hampshire took first with 112 and Quinnipiac took third with 15. Sophomore Michael Millard (Manhasset, N.Y.) led the Crusaders with a second place finish in the pole vault with a height of 3.5 meters.
  • Last weekend, senior Chase Kennedy (Marblehead, Mass.) placed fifth in the 400 to lead the Crusaders at the Harvard Invitational. Kennedy finished the 400 with a time of 52.15 seconds. Kennedy's time was the fastest 400 ran by a Crusader this season. Junior Doug Moringiello (Garden City, N.Y.) placed eighth in the 500 with a season-best and team-best time of 1:17.12, while freshman Kyle Shepard's (White Plains, N.Y.) time of 2:38.69 in the 1,000 was also a season-best and team-best. In the field events, sophomore Alex Martin (Sutton, Mass.) recorded a team-best and season-best distance of 5.90 meters in the triple jump.
  • Holy Cross was selected to finish eighth in the 2009-10 indoor track and field Patriot League preseason poll. Army topped the preseason voting with 96 points and 12 first place votes, Navy received four first place votes and 87 points overall for second place, while Bucknell finished in third place with 75 points. American was voted fourth with 70 points and Lehigh finished in fifth place in the preseason voting with 58 points. Lafayette (48 points), Colgate (21) and Holy Cross (20) round out the poll. Holy Cross finished eighth at the 2009 Patriot League Indoor Championship and then jumped two spots to a sixth place finish at the outdoor championship.