April 1, 2006
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Holy Cross men's track and field team took eighth overall at the Southern Connecticut State Invitational on Saturday morning. Leading the way for the Crusaders was sophomore Nathaniel Couture (Taunton, Mass.), who took first place for the second week in a row winning the javelin throw.
The Crusader men took eighth with 18 total points. Army won the men's overall competition with 156 points.
Couture took first overall in the javelin with a toss of 58.70 meters which was over one and half meters ahead of the runner up. The sophomore also surpassed his winning throw (55.21 meters) at Northeastern last weekend.
Junior Nicholas Carr (Concord, Mass.) finished second in the men's hammer throw, just one-hundredth of a meter behind winner John Langhauser of Yale. Carr's throw was recorded at 58.49 meters.
Also, freshman Andrew Maggio (Chelmsford, Mass.) took seventh in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.92. Seniors John Nieskens (Peterborough, N.H.) and Timothy Murphy (Wayne, N.J.) finished eighth and 10th respectively in the 5000-meter run.
Junior Christopher Bier (Rockville Center, N.Y.) was the only other men's top ten finisher as he took ninth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.77.
The Holy Cross men will be back in action on Saturday, April 8 at the Tufts Hillside Classic in Medford, Mass. Events will begin at 10:00 a.m.