DURHAM, N.H. – The men's track and field team traveled to New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon and fell to the Wildcats by a score of 224-203 as five Crusaders came away with first place finishes. On the track, junior Mike Galasso (Danvers, Mass.) won the 400 with a time of 52.57 and sophomore Lucas Keefer (Yonkers, N.Y.) crossed the finish line ahead of the field in the 800 with a time of 1:58.83.
On the field side, senior Tim Moczula (Edison, N.J.) won the high jump with a career-best height of 1.95 meters, sophomore Tim Dunn (Fords, N.J.) won the pole vault at 4.40 meters and senior Amenawon Johnson (Framingham, Mass.) took the top spot in the triple jump with a distance of 11.99 meters.
Other top performers for the Crusaders included junior Jereme Murray (State College, Pa.) who took second in the 55-meter dash (6.72), sophomore Dennis Muldoon (Weymouth, Mass.) who finished second and knocked 10 seconds off his personal-best time in the 3,000 (8:38.55) and senior Thomas St. Cyr (Temple, N.H.) who posted a second place finish in the 55-meter hurdles (8.05). Senior Paul Coulter (Lakeville, Mass.) finished behind Johnson in the triple jump (11.94 meters) and junior Sean Carey (Newburyport, Mass.) earned a second place finish and set a new career-best mark in the weight throw at 15.56 meters.
The 4x400-meter relay team comprised of Keefer, senior Nick Athanasidy (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.), freshman Michael Andre (Feeding Hills, Mass.) and senior Nick Petsky (Manorville, N.Y.) also posted a second place finish with a time of 3:34.50.
The men's indoor track and field team will return to action on Friday, Jan. 24, at the Joe Donahue Games at 3:00 p.m.