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Piepergerdes

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Multi-Events
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Westfield, Mass.
High School: Westfield

Bio

Career Honors:
ckSmithSuperior Crusader of the Week (May 13).

School Records:
400 meter hurdles (outdoor) – 52.61 (Patriot League Championship, 5/4/19)

2019 Outdoor (Sophomore):

  • Placed first in the 400 hurdles, running a 52.97, at the IC4A Outdoor Track and Field Championships, becoming the first individual champion from Holy Cross at IC4As in nearly 50 years (5/11).
  • Broke a school record in the 400 hurdles, running 52.61 to place fourth at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships (5/11).
  • Also placed sixth in the 4x400 running a 3:18.48 at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships (5/11).
  • Placed second at the Holy Cross Men’s Meet in the 400 hurdles, running a 54.03 (4/23).
  • Won the 400 hurdles in a time of 52.94 at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/20).
  • Finished first at the Black and Gold Invitational in the 400 hurdles, running a 53.80 (3/29).

2018-2019 Indoor (Sophomore):

  • Finished 10th and had a personal best in the 500 (1:05.93) while placing fifth in the 4x400 (3:20.58) at the Patriot League Indoor Championships (2/16).
  • Had a personal best at the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational in the 400, running a 50.24 (2/8).
  • Placed 11th in the 4x400 (3:23.38) at the NEICAAA Indoor Championships (2/1).
  • Placed eighth at the Howlin’ Husky Invitational in the 500, running a 1:07.25 (12/8).

2017-2018 Track & Field:

  • Competed in 55m, 60m, 400m and 1000m runs, 55, 60 and 400m hurdles, high jump, long jump, pole vault, shot put and heptathlon for the Crusaders.
  • Recorded personal-best times in the 55m (7.02) and in the 1,000m (2:51.08) at the Elm City Challenge.
  • Posted a personal-best time (7.52) in the 60m at the Patriot League Indoor Track & Field Championships.
  • Set a personal-best time (51.55) in the 400m at the 2017 Husky Indoor Invitational.
  • Posted a personal-best time (8.60) in 55m hurdles against New Hampshire and a personal-best time (8.99) in 60m hurdles at the 2017 Husky Indoor Invitational.
  • Notched a team and season-best 400m hurdles time (54.08) at the Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
  • Recorded a personal-best high jump (1.94m) at the Patriot League Indoor Track & Field Championships.
  • Set a personal-best distance (5.91m) in the long jump at the 2017 Husky Indoor Invitational.
  • Recorded a personal-best height in the pole vault (3.35m) against New Hampshire.
  • Posted a personal-best shot put distance (9.66m) at the Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships.
  • Recorded a personal-best score of 4155pts in the heptathlon at the Harvard Multi Meet.

Before Holy Cross:

  • A four-year member of the varsity track and field team under head coaches Rick Doiron (2 seasons) and Ben Hatch (2 seasons).
  • Served as captain senior year.
  • Named the Team MVP in 2017.
  • Selected for the All-Western Mass Track & Field Team in 2017.
  • Recorded nine school records (all outdoor): 4x400, 4x800, 4xMile, Swedish Relay, 1500m, Pentathlon, Decathlon (Ind.), Decathlon (Team), and Long Jump Relay.
  • Qualified and competed in 4x400 Relay at New Balance Nationals (3:22.72).
  • Recorded a PR in the pentathlon (3,159 pts).
  • Div 1 Central/Western Mass Pentathlon Champion junior and senior year.
  • Placed third in Mass State Pentathlon senior year and was the MSTCA State Decathlon Champion senior year.
  • Also a four-year member of the varsity cross country team under head coaches Rick Doiron (2 seasons) and Ben Hatch (2 seasons).
  • Served as captain junior and senior year.
  • Selected as team MVP junior and senior year.
  • Also a two-year member of the varsity basketball team under head coach Josh Balestracci.
  • Served as captain senior year.
  • Selected to All-Western Mass Basketball Team and played in the Western Mass Senior All-Star Game at the Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • Member of the National Honor Society and student council.

Personal: 

  • Son of Michael and Maria.
  • Father ran track at MIT (Class of 1993).
  • Mother played rugby at Wellesley College (Class of 1993).
  • Has two brothers (Paul and Alec).

Piepergerdes' Best Performances:

Year Time/Mark Event Meet (Date)
2017 7.02 55m (indoor) Elm City Challenge (12/01)
2018 7.52 60m (indoor) Patriot League Indoor Track & Field Championships (02/17)
2017 51.55 400m (indoor) Husky Indoor Invitational (12/09)
2017 2:51.08 1000m (indoor) Elm City Challenge (12/01)
2018 8.60 55m H (indoor) New Hampshire vs. Holy Cross (01/20)
2017 8.99 60m H (indoor) Husky Indoor Invitational (12/09)
2018 54.08 400m H (outdoor) Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field Championships (05/04)
2018 1.94m High Jump Patriot League Indoor Track & Field Championships (02/17)
2017 5.91m Long Jump Husky Indoor Invitational (12/09)
2018 3.35m Pole Vault New Hampshire vs. Holy Cross (01/20)
2018 9.66m Shot Put Patriot League Indoor Track & Field Championships (02/17)
2018 4155pts Heptathlon Harvard Multi Meet (01/12)
2019 52.61 400m H (outdoor) Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field Championship (5/3)
2019 50.24 400m (indoor) Boston University Valentine Invitational (2/8)
2019 7.52 60m (indoor) Patriot League Indoor Track & Field Championship (2/17)
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