Pirozzi Paces Men's Track & Field Team at the DIII Invitational

Pirozzi Paces Men's Track & Field Team at the DIII Invitational

NEW YORK, N.Y.- The Catholic University men's track and field team had a strong showing at the DIII Invitational, hosted by NYU, on Friday.

Junior Cosmo Pirozzi placed 10th in the 800m with an indoor personal record of 1:57.30, tying the fastest time in the Landmark Conference this season. Freshman Patrick Maxwell ran a career-best 53.70 and tied with teammate senior Peter Binck in the 400m dash.

Binck, Maxwell, and Pirozzi were joined by freshman Kyle Haase in the men's 4x400 to place 11th (3:37.11). Sophomore Mike Dreitlein placed ninth in the 60m hurdles (9.21), missing the finals by only 0.03. Junior Joseph LaPointe placed top-25 (4:33.41) in the mile run and was followed by freshman Paul Gillett who ran a career-best 5:11.96. Freshman Luke LaRosa also ran a career-best 26.44 in the 200m dash.

"The men had solid performances today," said Director Steve Rahn. "I was very impressed with the big PR from Cosmo Pirozzi and gutsy performances from Joey LaPointe, Peter Binck, Mike Dreitlein, and Patrick Maxwell. Others who had a great day included Luke LaRosa with a PR in the 200, and Ryan Schodowski in the shot put."

The Cardinals are scheduled to return to action on Sunday, February 10 at the Larry Sharp Memorial Invitational hosted by Hagerstown Community College.

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