Men's Track & Field Competes at Valentine Invitational

Feb. 10, 2007


Boston, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's indoor track and field team traveled to Boston University to compete in the annual Valentine Invitational on Friday. Sophomore Sebastian Fidelus (Jersey City, N.J.) was the highest placing Crusader on the track, taking 12th place in the 500-meter run. His time of 1:06.45 qualified him for the New England Championship. In the 400-meter run, junior Michael Ricotta crossed the line in 50.02, .52 better than the qualifying time required for the New England Championship.

Two freshman runners finished within five seconds of each other in the One-Mile Run: Kyle Rougeot (Torrington, Conn.) finished in 4:24.22 as Timothy Richard (Attleboro, Mass.) covered the distance in 4:29.74. They finished in 60th and 85th places, respectively. Sophomore Andrew Maggio (Chelmsford, Mass.) ran the 200-meter dash in 23.05, placing him in 66th overall.

In the field events, Thomas Harrison finished 18th in the long jump, jumping 6.40m. Harrison also took tenth in the triple jump, clearing 13.74m. Juniors Patrick McGuire (Franklin, Mass.) Kevin Dowd (Broad Brook, Conn.) placed 23rd and 24th in the event, clearing 12.20m and 12.19m, respectively. Freshman Nicholas LeBlanc (New Bedford, Mass.) threw a distance of 13.58m in the shot put, taking 20th place.

In the weight throw, senior Nicholas Carr (Concord, Mass.) once again qualified for the New England Championship with a throw of 16.49m, landing him in 12th place on the day. Sophomore Stephen Mandravelis (Nashua, N.H.) took 23rd in the event, throwing 14.23m and junior Samuel Hutchings (Lakeville, Conn.) threw 12.72m, taking 31st place.

The Holy Cross men's indoor track and field team heads to Army in West Point, N.Y. to compete in the 2007 Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championship. The three-day meet starts on Friday, February 16 at 12:00 pm. Events start at 8:45 am on Saturday and 10:00 am on Sunday.