Sophomore Brandon Thornhill
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Sophomore Brandon Thornhill

Men's Track And Field Competes At Boston University Season Opener

Holy Cross Athletics   12-04-2016

THE BASICS:

Results: No Team Scores
Location: Boston, Mass.
Date: December 3, 2016
The Lead: Sophomore Brandon Thornhill recorded a New England Indoor Championship qualifying time of 8.43 in the 60-meter hurdles, as the Holy Cross men’s track and field team started its 2016-2017 indoor slate at the Boston University Season Opener on Saturday.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Freshman Garrett Fortin just missed qualifying for the New England Championship in the 60 meter dash, running for a time of 7.19 and in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.98. He finished eighth overall in the 60-meter finals race with a time of 7.21, while his time in the 200-meter was good for placing sixth overall.
  • Senior co-captain Michael Araujo cleared 4.35 meters in the pole vault for a tied 11th place finish. Araujo just missed his personal record of 4.40 meters.
  • Junior Nicholas Boire captured third place overall out of nine runners in the 400-meter dash, recording a time of 50.30. Right behind Boire in sixth place was freshman Jacob Newton, who ran for a time of 51.56.The New England Championship qualifying time for this event is 50.00.
  • In the 500-meter run, junior James Donohue set a personal record of 1:07.26, finishing fifth overall out of 11 runners.

BEYOND THE RESULTS:

  • Donohues’ time of 24.00 in the 200-meter dash is a personal record.
  • Senior Tyson Youngs cleared a career-best distance of 12.77 meters in the triple jump.
  • Junior Myles O'Brien’s distance of 12.67 meters in the weight throw is a personal record.

UP NEXT:

  • The Holy Cross men’s track and field team returns to action on Dec. 10 at the Jay Carisella Invitational hosted by Northeastern at the Reggie Lewis Track in Boston, Mass.

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