Christopher

Puntasecca

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Pole Vault
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wayne, N.J.
High School: Don Bosco Prep

Bio

Career Honors:
Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019).

2019 Outdoor (Senior):

  • Had a personal best in the decathlon with 5,078 points at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships (5/3).
  • Had a personal best in the high jump (1.55m) at the Holy Cross Men’s Meet (4/23).
  • Recorded a personal best in the javelin throw (39.75m), placing ninth at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/20).
  • Placed second at the UNH Season Opener in the pole vault (4.10m) (4/6).
  • Had a personal best in the 110 hurdles, running an 18.99, at the Black and Gold Invitational (3/29).

2018-2019 Indoor (Senior):

  • Placed 10th in the heptathlon (3,527 points) at the Patriot League Indoor Championships (2/16).
  • Placed third in the pole vault (3.75m) vs. UNH (1/19).
  • Had a personal best in the heptathlon with 3,862 points, placing sixth at the URI Multi-Event Qualifier (12/6).

2017-2018:

  • Ran the 55, 100, and 1,000m dashes along with the 55m hurdles for the Crusaders.
  • Competed in the high jump, long jump, pole vault, shot put and heptathlon.
  • Recorded personal-best times in the 55m (7.08), the 1,000m (3:03.11), and the 55m hurdles (9.16) at the Elm City Challenge.
  • Posted personal-best distances in the long jump (5.45m) and the shot put (8.65m) at the Elm City Challenge.
  • Recorded a personal best height (1.48) in the high jump and scored a personal-high 3832pts in the heptathlon at the Elm City Challenge.
  • Set a career-best height (4.30m) in the pole vault at the Elm City Challenge.

2016-2017:

  • Competed in the pole vault event.
  • Reached the finals in every meet.
  • Posted career-best height in the pole vault (3.90m) at the Jay Carisella Track & Field Invitational (finished seventh overall).
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2015-2016:

  • Competed in the 100m dash and pole vault.
  • Posted season-best times in the 100m (11.99) at New Hampshire (4/9) and in the pole vault (3.81m) versus Rhode Island and Worcester State (4/27).
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Before Holy Cross:

  • Four year varsity athlete with Don Bosco track and field.
  • First Team All-League in 2014 and 2015.
  • Team won Big North League Championship in 2015 and State Sectionals in 2013.
  • Four-time league champion.
  • Graduated Salutatorian of his class.
  • President of National Honor Society, National Merit Finalist in 2015 and AP Scholar.

Personal:

  • Son of Anthony and Janice.
  • Has one brother (Mike) and one sister (Linda).
  • Linda ran track and cross country at Ramapo College 2007-2010.
  • Majoring in chemistry and classics.
  • Aspires to have a career in medicine.

Puntasecca's Best Performances:

Year Time/Mark Event Meet (Date)
2019 5,078 points Decathlon (outdoor) Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field Championship (5/3)
2019 1.55m High Jump (outdoor) Holy Cross Men's Meet (4/23)
2019 39.75m Javelin (outdoor) Holy Cross Invitational (4/20)
2017 7.08 55m (indoor) Elm City Challenge (12/01)
2016 11.99 100m (outdoor) University of New Hampshire (4/09)
2017 3:03.11 1,000m (indoor) Elm City Challenge (12/01)
2017 9.16 55m H (indoor) Elm City Challenge (12/01)
2017 1.48m High Jump Elm City Challenge (12/01)
2017 5.45m Long Jump Elm City Challenge (12/01)
2017 8.65m Shot Put Elm City Challenge (12/01)
2017 4.30m Pole Vault Elm City Challenge (12/01)
2017 3832pts Heptathlon Elm City Challenge (12/01)
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