Men's Track & Field Takes Second Place in Home Meet

April 22, 2006


WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's track and field team put together as solid performance, taking second overall in a seven-team home meet on Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders scored 151 points as a team as they took second to Maine (223.5 point). Central Connecticut State finished third with 113 point.

Rounding out the field were RPI (97 points) in fourth, Colgate (79 points) in fifth, Hartford (37 points) in sixth and Assumption (15.5 points) in seventh.

Leading the way for Holy Cross again was sophomore Nathaniel Couture (Taunton, Mass.) who won his fourth spring meet in the javelin throw. Couture's throw of 188'1" blew away the field as no other thrower finished higher than 149'7".

Also winning an event was Conor Meikle (Newport, R.I.) in the pole vault. The sophomore took first with a clearance of 13'11.25" to edge Justin Metzger of RPI.

The Holy Cross men's 4x100-meter relay team was victorious on Saturday afternoon with a time of 43.33, defeating Maine and Colgate.

Junior Christopher Bier (Rockville Center, N.Y.) finished the afternoon with second place and third place showing. Bier was the runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 57.89 and also took third in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16:00.

Junior Nicholas Carr (Concord, Mass.) finished second overall to continue his strong spring in the hammer throw. Carr's final distance was 160'2". Senior captain Robert Leader (Leominster, Mass.) also put together as second place finish with a time of 49.59 in the 400-meter run.

Freshman Andrew Maggio (Chelmsford, Mass.) took second in the 200-meter dash (22.54) and senior John Nieskens (Peterborough, N.H.) was runner-up in the 5000-meter run (15:26.38).

In the men's high jump, senior captain Daniel Ryan (East Hempstead, N.H.) tied for second place with Ryan Trupin of Hartford with a jump of 6'2".

Junior Corey Glidden (Clinton, Conn.) was a third place finisher in the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.49.

The Holy Cross men's team will be back in action this week at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa. Three days of events will begin on Thursday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m.