Crusaders Compete At Hillside Relays

April 9, 2005


Medford, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's track and field team participated in the Tufts Hillside Relays Thursday-Saturday, April 7-9.

Senior John Nieskens (Peterborough, N.H.) placed first in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 31:23.49 to qualify for the IC4As held in mid-May.

Junior Robert Leader (Leominster, Mass.) came in first in the 400-m with a time of 49.90. Right behind Leader was teammate Michael Ricotta (Cross River, N.Y.), who finished second with a time of 51.78. Also competing was junior Christopher Morris (Old Brookville, N.Y.), who placed fourth with a time of 52.06.

In the javelin, freshman Nathaniel Couture (Taunton, Mass.) threw 52.95-m/173'09" for second place.

Holy Cross' distance medley team placed first with a time of 10:45.61, four seconds ahead of second place Tufts. The 4x100-meter relay team finished third with a time of 45.17.

In the 200-m, Leader finished second with a time of 22.57. Teammates Sean Flood (Clive, La.) and Riccota placed third with a time of 23.10 and fourth with a time of 23.31, respectively.

Placing third in the hammer throw was sophomore Nicholas Carr (Carlisle, Mass.), who heaved 48.81-m/160'02".

Newcomer Patrick McGuire (Franklin, Mass.) finished fourth in the triple jump after leaping 12.61-m/41'04.50". Placing fifth in the event was junior Daniel Ryan (East Hempstead, N.H.) with a distance of 12.44-m/40'09.75".

Holy Cross next competes at the Wildcat Invitational on Saturday, April 16 in Durham, N.H.