Year: Freshman
Hometown: Denville, N.J.
High School: Oratory Preparatory School


Career Honors:
Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2018-2019).

2019 Outdoor (Freshman):

  • Had a personal best in the 400 hurdles, running a 57.66, at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/20).

2018-2019 Indoor (Freshman):

  • Had a personal best in the 200, running a 24.74, at the URI Tribute (2/9).
  • Had a personal best in the 400, running a 53.36, at the Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic (1/25).
  • Had a personal best in the 500 vs. UNH, running a 1:13.67 (1/19).

Before Holy Cross:

  • Four-year member of the varisty track and field team under head coach Eugene Maxwell.
  • Served as captain sophomore, junior and senior year.
  • Named Team MVP (2017 and 2018) and First Team All-Conference (2017 and 2018).
  • Set school record in the 400m hurdles (57.69 in 2017).
  • Also a four-year member of the cross country team under head coach William McCrystal.
  • Served as captain senior year.
  • Named to the First Team All-Conference (2016).
  • Led the team to win the Conference Championships (2014, 2016, and 2017).
  • Served as Yearbook Editor-in-Chief, LLS Light the Night Walk Co-Chair, Student Council Representative, Student Life Committee Representative and St. Philip Neri Club Co-Chair.
  • Received the Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award (2017) and named the NJSIAA New Jersey State Scholar Athlete (2018).
  • Member of the Investment Club, History Club, Sports Enthusiast Club, OP Rowdies, Operation Smile and Fed Challenge.
  • Plans to major in political science.


  • Son of Andrew and Kathleen.
  • Has one brother (Andrew Vita III) and two sisters (Brianne and Courtney Vita).
  • Both sisters attend Holy Cross (Class of 2020 and 2022).
  • Has not yet declared a major

Vita's Personal Bests:

Year Event Time Meet
2019 400m H (indoor) 57.66 Holy Cross Invitational (4/20)
2019 200m (indoor) 24.74 URI Tribute to Bill Falk (2/9)
2019 400m (indoor) 53.36 Boston University John Thomas terrier Classic (1/25
2019 500m (indoor) 1:13.67 UNH vs Holy Cross (1/19)
2018 600m (indoor) 1:31.06 Boston University / Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener (12/1)
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