Men's Track & Field Finishes Third At New Hampshire

Nick Poles

DURHAM, N.H. – Senior Alex Martin (Sutton, Mass.) finished in first place in the triple jump with a distance of 13.73 meters and senior Chandler Fenner (Virginia Beach, Va.) finished first in the long jump with a distance of 6.80 meters, to lead the Holy Cross men's track and field team to a third place finish at New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon. Host New Hampshire won the team competition with 192 points, Stonehill finished second with 170 points, Holy Cross took third with 126 points and Worcester State finished fourth with 103 points.

Fenner also led the Crusaders in the 55 with a second place finish and a time of 6.57 seconds. Three third places finishes by junior Nick Poles (Quincy, Mass.), freshman Mike Galasso (Danvers, Mass.) and sophomore Dylan Villescas (Las Cruces, N.M.) helped the Crusaders increase its point total. Poles ran in the 400 finishing with a time of 54.38 seconds, Galasso ran in the 500 finishing with a time of 1:08.85 and Villescas ran in the 3,000 finishing with a time of 8:53.06.

The 4x400 meter relay team of Galasso, Poles, sophomore Sam McGrath (Tyngsboro, Mass.) and sophomore Nick Petsky (Manorville, N.Y.) was able to record a second place finish.

Other top Crusader finishes included a fourth place finish by McGrath in the 1,000 with a time of 2:35.71, fifth place finish by sophomore Ross Davies (Salem, N.H.) in the 55 with a time of 6.76 seconds, fifth place finish by senior Stephen Madsen (New Providence, N.J.) in the 800 with a time of 2:03.39 and a fifth place finish by senior Dan Altenau (Eastchester, N.Y.) in the one mile with a time of 4:26.62.

In the throwing events, sophomore Ben Dapaah-Afriyie (Attleboro, Mass.) led the Crusaders in the shot put with a distance of 11.80 meters finishing in ninth place and sophomore Kyle Carr (Westerly, R.I.) led the Crusaders in the weight throw with a distance of 12.57 meters finishing in 10th place.

The Crusaders continue indoor action on Friday, Jan. 27 when they travel to Boston, Mass. for the Joe Donahue Indoor Games at 4:00 p.m.