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Men's Track and Field Competes at Skyhawk Invite

Holy Cross Athletics   04-28-2019

EASTON, Mass. -- The Holy Cross men’s track and field team competed at the Skyhawk Invitational, hosted by Stonehill College, on Saturday, April 27. The Crusaders finished in fourth place out of nine teams.


  • Freshman Karter Seitz won the 5,000 meter run in a time of 15:56.60. Senior Matthew Silas (fifth, 16:18.98) junior Jackson Skelley (sixth, 16:31.24) and freshman Connor McNerney (seventh, 16:39.27) also placed well in the event.
  • The 4x400 meter relay team of senior Brandon Thornhill, sophomore Gabe Piepergerdes, freshman Will Hornyak and junior Freddie Halloran posted a winning time of 3:22.40 in the race.
  • Sophomore Dan Dempsey turned in a second-place finish in the high jump, clearing a height of 1.96 meters, a personal best. Senior Myles Connor also had a personal best in the even as he placed third with a mark of 1.86 meters.
  • Senior Liam Campbell had a third-place finish in the hammer at 42.41 meters, while freshman Sean Fitzpatrick placed seventh at 33.42 meters.
  • Senior Tom Chiappini placed fourth in the discus, recording a mark of 40.08 meters.
  • Senior Christopher Puntasecca finished in fourth in the pole vault (3.95 meters), while freshman TJ Duggan placed fifth (3.75 meters).
  • Sophomore Russell Abbott placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 6.31 meters.
  • Freshman Corey Kumamoto was sixth the 400 meter dash in a time of 52.22 seconds, while sophomore Peter Mitchell was seventh in a time of 53.80.
  • Senior Sawyer Badey turned in a seventh-place finish with a leap of 12.31 meters in the triple jump.
  • Connor also had a seventh-place finish in the javelin at 47.15 meters.
  • Fitzpatrick was eighth in the shot put at 13.14 meters.
  • Freshman Corey Vita placed eighth in the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 59.78 seconds.



  • Holy Cross will host the Patriot League Outdoor Championship on May 3 and 4.

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