May 5, 2007
Bethlehem, Pa. - The Holy Cross men's track and field team took eighth at the Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field Championship on Saturday, at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. The Crusaders earned a total of 13 points over the two-day meet. Army was crowned Patriot League Champion for the 16th consecutive year with 162 points. Junior Nathaniel Couture (Taunton, Mass.) was the highest placing Crusader on the weekend. He placed second in the javelin with a throw of 61.79m (202 feet 9 inches). He earned eight points toward the Crusader total. Couture had previously qualified for the New England Championships and the NCAA Regional Meet with a throw of 63.02m (206 feet 9 inches) at the Colonial Relays on April 6th.
Senior Nicholas Carr (Concord, Mass.) placed fourth in the hammer throw. His throw of 52.40m (171 feet 11 inches) qualified him to compete in the New England Championship, beating the qualifying standard by .6 of a meter. Carr added four points to Holy Cross' total with his throw.
The men's 4x100-relay team took sixth place, earning the final point for Holy Cross. The team crossed the finish line in 43.37 seconds.
Senior Christopher Bier (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) also earned a trip to the New England Championship with his finish in the 400m hurdles. Bier crossed the finish line in 56.12 seconds, beating the qualifying standards by .02 seconds.
Select members of the Holy Cross men's track and field team will compete at next week's New England Championship at Dartmouth in Hanover, NH. The three-day meet begins on Thursday, May 10 at 1:00 pm and continues through Saturday.