Men's Track & Field Falls to Maine, 106-73

Feb. 3, 2007


Orono, Maine - The Holy Cross men's track and field team lost 106-73 to the University of Maine Black Bears in Orono, Maine on Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders won five events in the outing, including the weight throw, the shot put, the triple jump, the 800-meter run and the 4x440-yard relay.

In the weight throw, senior Nicholas Carr (Concord, Mass.) threw 16.68m to qualify for the New England Championships for the third time this season. Taking second place in the event was sophomore Stephen Mandravelis (Nashua, N.H.) with a throw of 14.83m. Junior Samuel Hutchings (Lakeville, Conn.) took third, throwing 13.12m. In the shot put, freshman Nicholas LeBlanc (New Bedford, Mass.) threw a distance of 14.02, earning himself first place. Taking second, sophomore Jonathan Medeiros (New Bedford, Mass.) with a throw of 13.51m. Carr took third in the event with a distance of 13.04. In the triple jump, Thomas Harrison won the event, jumping a distance of 13.31m. Junior Kevin Dowd (Broad Brook, Conn.) took second jumping 13.13m.

Sophomore Sebastian Fidelus (Jersey City, N.J.) won the 800-meter run in a time of 1.57.52. Teammate sophomore Stephen Schoenberger (North Hampton, N.H.) placed fourth in the event, covering the distance in 2:01.69.

The Holy Cross 4x440-yard relay team of junior Sean Murphy (Shrewsbury, Mass.), freshman Chase Kennedy (Marblehead, Mass.), senior Christopher Bier (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) and freshman Jason Baillio (Franklin, Mass.) won the event in 3:34.47.

In other highlights, freshman Kyle Rougeot (Torrington, Conn.) placed second in the one mile run, crossing the line in 4:25.86. Freshman Timothy Richard (Attleboro, Mass.) took second in the 3000-meter run, finishing in 8:57.65. Sophomore Brad Mish (Hadley, Mass.) took fourth in 8.59.98 as teammate sophomore Kevin Lucid (New Providence, N.J.) finished in fifth with a time of 9:20.11.

Senior Corey Glidden (Clinton, Mass.) and sophomore Eddie Hairston (Dorchester, Mass.) were close all day, finishing in fifth and sixth, respectively, in both the 55-meter dash and the 200-meter run. Glidden ran the 55-meters in 6.95 as Hairston crossed the line in 6.98. In the 200-meter dash, Glidden finished in 23.88 as Hairston covered the distance in 24.18.

Murphy and Baillio placed second and third in the 500-meter run. Murphy finished in 1:06.60 and Baillio in 1:08.66. Sophomore James Lundy (Katonah, N.Y.) took third in the 1000-meter run in 2:45.92 as sophomore Robert Farrelly placed fourth, finishing in 2.52.34.

The Holy Cross track and field team travels to Boston, Mass. to compete in the St. Valentine Invitational on Saturday, February 10. Events are scheduled to begin at 9:00 am.