STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Junior Dave Garton and senior Eddison Gulama impacted the Hawks in both their respective individual and relay events to lead the Saint Joseph's men's track and field squad at the Penn 8 Team Select at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on Saturday evening. The Hawks placed fourth overall in a field of seven teams with 50 points and turned in four IC4A-qualifying performances.
SJU's 4x800m relay of junior Dan Ferraiolo (1:57.7), senior Jack Magee (1:56.5), Garton (1:56.3), and junior Steve Thompson (1:56.4) cruised through their race in a season-best time of 7:47.10 to win the event and qualify for the IC4A Championships.
Individually, Garton flew to a collegiate-best 800m time of 1:53.40 to place fourth overall and to qualify for the IC4A Championships. His time crushed his previous PR by over four seconds.
Individually, Gulama went sub-49.00 for 400m for the first time in his collegaite career as his new PR of 48.95 earned a second-place finish in a field of 21, alongside IC4A Championship qualification.
Doaty added a fourth-place finish in the 400m in a season-best time of 49.53.
The junior duo of Collin Crilly (4:16.31) and Thompson (4:18.44) finished third and fourth, respectively, in the mile field of 31. Crilly improved upon his collegiate-best time in the event by over three seconds, while the race marked Thompson's first collegiate open mile.
Sophomore John Podles (8:31.37 PR) and junior David Dorsey (season-best 8:35.49) placed fourth and sixth, respectively, in a 3000m field of 27. Podles improved upon his fastest 3k from his rookie season by over 13 seconds.
Freshman Justin Moscoe clocked in at 22:85 in his first collegiate 200m, good for sixth in the field of 23 sprinters.
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - Sophomore Sean Princivalle won the 5000m to lead the Saint Joseph's men's track and field squad at the Ursinus Collegeville Classic, held at Ursinus' Floy Lewis Bakes Center on Saturday afternoon. The Hawks tied for 11th in a field of 19 teams with 17 points.
In his first 5000m race of the season, Princivalle crossed the finish line in 15:52.97, defeating Wagner's runner-up by over 14 seconds. It marks Princivalle's first collegiate victory and the second-fastest 5000m time of his collegiate career; his PR (15:48.92) came at Ursinus last winter.
Sophomore Alec Arena placed third in the high jump with a mark of 1.80m.
In just his second collegiate 3000m, junior Jake Durante-Koller checked in with a time of 9:34.92, good for eighth in the field of 20.
Freshman Jacob Feiertag ran the fastest 800m of his rookie season thus far, checking in with a time of 2:04.26 for 10th overall.
Saint Joseph's returns to action at the two-day Penn State National Invitational, slated for next Friday, January 27 through Saturday, January 28th at PSU's Ashenfelter III Indoor Track in State College, Pa. Both the field and track events are scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday.