WORCESTER, Mass. – Freshman Rob Cacace (Yonkers, N.Y.) set a new school record in the heptathlon as members of the Holy Cross men's indoor track and field team traveled to the Crowell Open in West Point, N.Y. and Tiger Invitational in Boston, Mass. on Saturday. Cacace broke the previous mark by one point, finishing with a score of 3,968 at the Crowell Open. He recorded four top-five finishes in the seven event competition, including a first place finish in the shot put.
At the Tiger Invitational, sophomore Vuong Tran (Worcester, Mass.) finished second in the 55-meter dash with a career-best time of 6.68 seconds. Sophomores Mike Galasso (Danvers, Mass.) and Trevor Dutton (Burlington, Mass.) also took home second place finishes in the 400-meter dash (50.01) and 800-meter run (1:56.78), respectively. All three times were team-highs thus far on the young season. Freshman Lucas Keefer (Yonkers, N.Y.) and junior Sam McGrath (Tyngsboro, Mass.) finished behind Dutton in fourth and fifth place, respectively, with times of 1:57.84 and 1:58.52. Freshman Dennis Muldoon (Weymouth, Mass.) added a sixth top-five finish for the Crusaders, taking third in the 3,000-meter run with a team season-high mark of 9:01.47.
The 4x400-meter relay team consisting of Galasso, senior Nick Petsky (Manorville, N.Y.), McGrath and Dutton finished in first place with a time of 3:27.83. Sophomore Sean Carey (Newburyport, Mass.) also set a career-best distance of 14.10 meters in the weight throw.
Other top Crusader finishers at the Crowell Open included junior Tim Moczula (Edison, N.J.) who finished the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.88 seconds and freshman Joe Murphy (Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.) who crossed the finish line at 9:36.99 in the 3,000-meter run.
The men's indoor track and field team will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Yale Invitational beginning at 9:00 a.m.