NEWARK, Del. – The Catholic University men's track and field team finished third at the Delaware Classic on Saturday.
Junior Cosmo Pirozzi led the Cardinals with a first-place finish in the 1500m (4:09.13). His teammate, junior Joseph LaPointe followed just behind to finish fourth with a time of 4:16.16. This duo also recorded impressive finishes in the men's 800m. Pirozzi finished as the runner-up with a time of 2:01.27, while LaPointe finished in 2:06.80 to place fourth.
Sophomore Mike Dreitlein scored six points for the Cards with a big time third place finish in the 110m hurdles (17.20).
In the men's 400m, freshman Patrick Maxwell finished in sixth place (53.77), while senior Derek Chapey followed right behind placing seventh (54.44). Senior Peter Binck finished seventh in the 200m dash with a time of 24.01.
The 4x400m relay team of Binck, Maxwell, Chapey, and Pirozzi finished as the runner-up with a time of 3:31.70.
Freshman Paul Gillett posted an 11:32.10 in the 3000m steeplechase to place third.
In the field events, junior Ryan Schodowski finished in the top ten in all three of his events. The Bethlehem, Pa. native placed seventh in the hammer throw (30.09m), sixth in the shot put (10.99m), and sixth in the discus throw (33.70m). His teammate, sophomore Tim O'Brien placed ninth in the hammer throw with a mark of 27.42m.
Sophomore Joseph Galassi won the javelin with a mark of 49.12m, while O'Brien finished fourth (47.10m).
Catholic will return to action Saturday, April 6 at the Millersville Metrics beginning at 9:15 a.m.