Track & Field Competes At UMass Five-Way

March 31, 2007


Amherst, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's track and field team traveled to Amherst, Mass. to compete in the UMass Five-Way meet on Saturday. The Crusaders earned a total of 56 points on the day, taking fourth place overall. Junior Nathaniel Couture (Tauton, Mass.) was the only Holy Cross entry to qualify for the New England Championships on the day. Couture placed second in the javelin with a throw of 60.58 meters. Couture earned eight points for the Crusaders with that throw. Junior Patrick McGuire also took home eight points for Holy Cross, placing second in the triple jump. He jumped of 12.54m in the event.

In the shot put, sophomore Jonathan Medeiros (New Bedford, Mass.) and Nicholas LeBlanc (New Bedford, Mass.) took the third and fourth spots, totaling 10 points for Holy Cross. Medeiros threw 13.67m, as LeBlanc threw a distance of 13.64m. Senior Nicholas Carr (Concord, Mass.) took third in the hammer throw, throwing a distance of 47.70m. Carr's teammate, sophomore Stephen Mandeavelis (Nashua, N.H.) placed fifth in the event with a throw of 46.47. Medeiros took home an additional four points for Holy Cross by throwing a distance of 38.56m in the discus. His throw took fourth place.

In the running events, sophomore Robert Farrelly (East Northport, N.Y.) placed sixth in the 3000m steeplechase. He covered the distance in 10:40.61. Sophomore Andrew Maggio (Chelmsford, Mass.) placed fourth in the 400m dash. Maggio ran the event in 50.73 seconds. Freshman Chase Kennedy (Marblehead, Mass.) placed sixth in the 400m, crossing the line in 52.35 seconds. Senior Christopher Bier (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) placed fifth in the 400m hurdles, finishing the event in 57.97 seconds.

The Holy Cross men's track and field team will participate in the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va. on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7. Races are scheduled to start at 9:00 am each day of competition.