Dec. 11, 2006
Cambridge, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's and women's track and field teams traveled to Cambridge, Mass. Saturday for the Harvard Invitational. Sophomore Andrew Maggio (Chelmsford, Mass.) finished second in the 200 meter dash, while Amanda Dupuis (East Sandwich, Mass.) took eighth in the 60 meter hurdles. There were no team scores from the event, but other schools who sent representatives were URI, BU, BC, Providence, UMass Lowell, Hartford and the host school Harvard, amongst others.
Maggio covered the 200 meters in 22.61 seconds, bested only by a runner from Bryant who crossed the line in 22.61 seconds. Junior Michael Ricotta (Cross River, N.Y.) took seventh in the 400 meter dash, finishing in 50.69 seconds. Maggio would take eighth in the 400 meter, finishing .02 behind Ricotta in 50.71 seconds. Senior Christopher Bier (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) took ninth in the 60 meter hurdles with a final time of 8.96. In the field events, junior Patrick McGuire (Franklin, Mass.) cleared 12.02 m in the triple jump, taking 11th place home for the Crusaders. Sophomore Jonathan Mederios (New Bedford, Mass.) was the highest placing Holy Cross entry in the shot put, throwing a distance of 13.19 meters. Freshman Nicholas LeBlanc (New Bedford, Mass.) took 14th in the event, throwing 13.08 meters. Junior Samuel Hutchins took 14th in the weight throw with a final distance of 12.54 meters.
Dupuis qualified for the 60 meter hurdle finals with a heat time of 10.21. Her time in the finals dropped to 10.13, which earned her eighth place. Dupuis also took 12th in the high jump, clearing a height of 1.50. In the triple jump, Dupuis cleared 9.82 meteres to take 19th place in the event. Sophomore Katie Clay (Beverly, Mass.) ran the mile in 5:26.83, taking 14th place. Freshman Chantal Couture (Taunton, Mass.) placed 21st in the shot put with a throw of 9.70m. Sophomore Sarah Murphy (Auburn, Mass.) was the highest placing Crusader in the weight throw, throwing 12.43m earning her 11th place. Her teammate sophomore Katherine Clifford (Norwood, Mass.) threw for 12.25m and took home 13th place. Junior Christie LeTarte (Lunenburg, Mass.) and sophomore Laura Flannery (Franklin, Mass.) took 15th and 16th places with throws if 11.95m and 11.91m, respectively.
The Harvard Invitational fell on the first day of final exams for Holy Cross and the Crusader travel roster was limited due to the academic obligations of the students. The Crusader track and field teams will be back in action on Saturday, December 16 in the Boston University Mini-Series in Boston, Mass. Events are scheduled to start at 8:00 am.