Catholic Wins Bison Invitational

Catholic Wins Bison Invitational

WASHINGTON — The Catholic University of America men's track & field team won the Gallaudet Bison Invitational on Saturday afternoon behind a meet record from sophomore Joseph LaPointe along with several other strong performances.

The Cardinals racked up 152 team points to defeat six other squads including Division I George Washington, Mary Washington and the host Bison.

LaPointe downed the previous top time by nearly a full second in the 800 as he sped to a time of 1:57.53, holding off George Washington University's Jon Dooling by .11 seconds for the win.

Senior Brian Seward added three wins of his own in the 100, 200 and 300-meter dashes as he went 11.17, 22.57 and 51.19 seconds for the victories.

Seward made it four wins on the day as he was part of the 4x100 relay that crossed in 44.85 seconds along with junior Derek Chapey, sophomore Brian Aberle and junior Peter Binck.

Catholic's final win of the day came in the javelin as rookie Joseph Galassi earned the top spot with a throw of 49.21 meters

Senior Patrick Jones went for the bronze in the 1,500 as he crossed the finish line in 4:06.17, behind two Division I runners.

Catholic got two silvers in the 110 and 400-meter hurdles as rookie Mike Dreitlein and sophomore Joseph McAlonan went 17.30 and 1:03.74, respectively.

The Cards also got a bronze in the shot put from freshman Samuel Rivard with a toss of 11.88 meters. Rivard followed it up with a second third-place finish in the discus at 37.31. He was second in the javelin at 43.53.

This was Catholic's final tuneup before the Landmark Conference Championship on May 5.

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