Pichay Breaks School Triple Jump Record As Men's Track Competes at URI, Husky Invite
The Holy Cross men’s track and field team competed at a pair of meets during a busy week: the University of Rhode Island Heptathlon on Thursday, December 6 and Friday, December 7, followed by the Howlin’ Husky Invitational, hosted by Northeastern University at the Reggie Lewis Center, on Saturday, December 8.
At the Husky Invite, sophomore Michael Pichay broke his own school record in the triple jump with his individual victory, posting an IC4A mark of 14.50 meters. He also placed third in the long jump with a New England-qualifying mark of 6.84 meters.
Sophomore Russell Abbott was second in the triple jump at 12.29 meters and eighth in the long jump at 6.16 meters.
Senior Brandon Thornhill was seventh in the finals of the 60 meter hurdles, clocking in at 8.65 seconds.
Sophomore Dan Dempsey was seventh in the high jump, with a leap of 1.88 meters. Senior Myles Connor was close behind in eighth, jumping 1.83 meters.
At the URI Heptathlon, senior Alexander Escada placed third, with a total score of 4,391 points. His best individual finish of the competition came in the 60 meter hurdles, which he won in a time of 8.89 seconds. Senior Christopher Puntasecca placed sixth, with a score of 3,862 points, posting a second-place finish in the pole vault at 4.04 meters.
The Crusaders will next be in action following the holiday break at the Beantown Challenge on January 12.