WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Freshman Justin Moscoe won the 400m and freshman Trae’ Robinson met IC4A qualification in the 500m as the Saint Joseph’s men’s track and field squad accumulated 73.5 points to earn a third-place team finish in a field of six at the Monmouth Winter Collegiate Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Monmouth won the meet with 295.5 points, followed by Lafayette (107), Saint Joseph's, NJIT (55), St. Peter’s (51), and Rider (30).
Moscoe earned his first collegiate individual victory with a 400m time of 51.48 to claim the top spot in a field of 37. The freshman edged out Montclair State’s Rasheed Amilcar (51.50) to earn 10 points for the Crimson and Gray.
Robinson ran a season-best 500m time of 1:05.92 to take home a second-place, eight-point finish in a field of 20. The conversion time (1:04.92) qualifies the rookie for the IC4A Championships.
Junior Andrew Myers also turned in an eight-point performance with a third-place finish in a field of 37 milers. Myers crossed in a collegiate-best time of 4:28.53.
Freshman David Bryant totaled 10 points between his pair of sprint events, earning ninth-place, five-point performances in both the 60m and 200m. Bryant won both of his heats as the rookie set new season-best times in both events with a 60m time of 7.28 and 200m time of 23.52.
Saint Joseph’s turned in a pair of top-five finishes in the 1000m as sophomore Keelan O’Reilly (2:37.10) and freshman Christian Roberts (2:39.66 PR) placed fourth and fifth, respectively, to combine for 11 points.
Freshman Will Davies earned six points in the 800m, crossing the finish line in a season-best time of 1:59.84 to win his heat and place sixth overall in a field of 34. His first collegiate sub-2:00 time stood as the top freshman finish in the event.
Freshman Aaron Lemma also scored in multiple events for the Hawks, taking four points with a 12th-place finish in the 400m (52.73) and two points with a 15th-place showing in the 200m (23.94).
Sophomore Alec Arena added 3.5 points with a 10th-place finish out of the high jump (1.85m) while sophomore Eddie Leonard won his heat by over 16 seconds to take home a 10th-place, three-point showing in his first collegiate indoor 3000m (9:15.67 PR).
Saint Joseph’s earned the remainder of its points from additional 400m, 800m, 1000m, and mile performances.
The Hawks return to action at the 2017 Atlantic 10 Indoor Track and Field Championships next Saturday, February 18 through Sunday, February 19 at George Mason's Field House in Fairfax, Va.