Crusaders Men's Cross Country BIO
Bobby Tuzzio
Player Profile:
Bobby Tuzzio 2889345
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Spring Lake, N.J.
High School: St. Rose

2017:

  • Competed in the 1 mile, 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000-meter runs (Led the Crusaders in the outdoor 5,000-meter run)
  • Posted season-best times for the 1 mile (4:43.63) at the Maine and Holy Cross Men Duel Meet (2/4), the 3,000-meter run (9:20.16) at the UNH vs Holy Cross Meet (1/21), the 5,000-meter run (15:09.42) at the Tiger Track Classic and the 10,000-meter run (33:02.33) at the U Mass Minutemen Track and Field Invitational (4/15)
  • Finished sixth in the 3,000-meter run (9:20.16) at the UNH vs Holy Cross Meet (1/21)
  • Placed ninth in the 1 mile run (4:43.63) at the Maine and Holy Cross Men Duel Meet (2/4)
  • Qualified for and finished 19th overall for the 5,000-meter run (15:46.76) at the Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships
  • Also qualified for and finished 15th overall for the 10,000-meter (33:05.46) at the Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field Championships
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

2016:

  • Posted season-best 8k time of 26:55 at the Paul Short Invitational on Oct. 1
  • Also ran the 8k in times of 27:05 at the Nassaney Invitational, 26:57.72 at the New England Championship, 27:17.4 at the Patriot League Championship and 29:09 at the IC4A Championship
  • Ran the 5k in 16:26 versus New Hampshire and Providence and the five mile in 27:18 at the National Catholic Championship 

 Before Holy Cross:

  • Ran two years of varsity cross country and four years of varsity indoor and outdoor track at St. Rose High under head coach Pete Casagrande, serving as team captain for both cross country and track his senior year
  • Was two-time runner-up in the Coast Star  Runner of the Year
  • Named cross country team’s Best Newcomer (2014) and team MVP (2015)
  • Cross country team was Six Flags Invitational Winners in 2015
  • Recorded personal record of 16:11 in the 5K and placed fourth in the Non-Public B State Championship in 2015
  • Named team MVP in both indoor and outdoor track during his senior year
  • Was a two-time runner up for the Coast Star Track and Field Athlete of the Year
  • Set school records in the 3,000-meter steeple chase and in the 3,200-meter outdoor run
  • Recorded personal records in the 1,600 (4:38) and in the 3200 (9:54)
  • Outdoor track team was the Non-Public B South Team State Champions and Non-Public B Team State Champions in 2016
  • Ran as a member of the second-place distance medley relay team at the indoor Non-Public B State Relay Championships during his senior year and a member of the 4x800-meter relay team that won at the 2015 outdoor Non-Public B State Meet, as well as the 2016 Non-Public B State Meet, setting a school record of 8:18 in that event

 Personal:

  • Son of Mike and Carol
  • Father played soccer and rugby for Rutgers University (Class of 1980)
  • Has one brother, Chris and two sisters, Katie and Annie
  • Has not yet declared a major

Tuzzio's Top Performances

Event Time Meet (Date)
1 mile 4:43.63 Maine and Holy Cross Men Duel Meet (2/4)
3,000m 9:20.16 UNH vs Holy Cross Meet (1/21)
5,000m 15:09.42 Tiger Track Classic (4/7)
8,000m 26:55 Paul Short Invitational (10/1)
10,000m 33:02.33

U Mass Minutemen Track and Field Invitational (4/15)