Crusaders Men's Track & Field BIO
Michael Tafaro
Player Profile:
Michael Tafaro 2603343
Position: Throws
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mendham, N.J.
High School: Gill St. Bernard's


  • Did not compete
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll


  • Competed in the javelin throw, recording a season-best distance (41.00m) at the Skyhawk Invitational (4/30/2016)
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

Before Holy Cross:

  • Team captain of cross country, indoor and outdoor track teams his junior and senior years at Gill St. Bernard's.
  • N.J. Prep-B State Champion in 2014, and runner-up in 2013 and 2015.
  • First Team State Prep-B 2014 and Second Team 2013 and 2015.
  • Qualified for New Jersey State Group Championship meet for Group B in 2012 and 2013
  • Qualified for New Jersey State Meet of Champions in 2014.
  • Honorable Mention All-Skylands Conference 2012, 2013 and 2015.
  • Second Team All-Skylands Conference 2014.
  • Skylands Conference Student-Athlete of the Year 2015.
  • Student Government Vice President.
  • Earned Government and Politics Award in 2014, as well as Literature Award in 2015.


  • Son of Stephen Tafaro and Catherine Flynn.
  • Stephen competed in track and field at Hamilton College.
  • Has two brothers (Christopher and Andrew) and one sister (Erica).
  • Grandfather, Thomas Flynn, graduated from Holy Cross in 1949.
  • Majoring in political science.
  • Aspires to become an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Tafaro's Top Performances



Meet (Date)



Skyhawk Invitational (4/30/2016)