Catholic Finishes Fourth at Landmark Championships

Catholic Finishes Fourth at Landmark Championships

Selinsgrove, Pa. - The Catholic University of America men's indoor track & field team competed at the 2018 Landmark Conference Championship at Susquehanna on Saturday and posted the highest team finish in program history as the Cardinals checked in at fourth-place.

Catholic got one its top performances from sophomore Joseph LaPointe as he ran to the silver in the mile in a photo-finish with a time of 4:24.63, just .03 seconds off the pace.

Senior Brian Seward showed his speed as he earned the bronze in the 400-meter dash as he crossed the finish line in 51.80 seconds. He also placed fifth overall in the 200 with a time of 23.25 seconds, less than a second off the pace.

The Cardinals' pole vaulting duo of junior Chadd Ziegler and Dillon Frawley went 2-3 in the event as they cleared 4.40 and 4.25 meters, respectively.

Rookie hurdler Mike Dreitlein added a bronze for the Cardinals in the 60-meter hurdles as he finished in just 8.97 seconds.

Senior sprinter Brandon Johnston made the finals in the 60-meter dash and placed sixth overall with a time of 7.37 seconds.

Adding to the strong sprint performances was junior Derek Chapey who took sixth in the 400 at 52.62 seconds followed by sophomore Cosmo Pirozzi in seventh at 52.73.

Pirozzi also went on to take seventh in the 800 with a time of 2:03.87.

Senior thrower Dustin Vanella took seventh in the weight throw with a toss of 12.99 meters.

Catholic's 4x400 team also had a photo finish for the top-two spots as they got the silver with a time of 3:29.75 while the 4x200 relay team took the bronze with a time of 1;35.45.

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