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2009-10 men’s track & field and Cross Country TABLE OF CONTENTS

2009-10 QUICK FACTS

Cross Country Roster..............................................................................2 2009 Cross Country Outlook...................................................................3 Track & Field Roster................................................................................4 2010 Track & Field Outlook.....................................................................5 Head Coach Matt Kerr.............................................................................6 Assistant Coaches...................................................................................7 The ACC Tradition...................................................................................8 Cross Country/Track & Field Captains..................................................10 Track & Field Captains..........................................................................11 Seniors..................................................................................................12 Juniors...................................................................................................14 Sophomores..........................................................................................16 Freshmen..............................................................................................18 Indoor Records......................................................................................20 Outdoor Records...................................................................................22 BC Olympians........................................................................................24 National Champions..............................................................................26 All-Americans........................................................................................27 Honor Roll..............................................................................................28 Gene DeFilippo......................................................................................29 City of Boston........................................................................................30

BOSTON COLLEGE

TRACK & FIELD INFORMATION

Director...............................................................Matt Kerr (Arkansas ’00) Season at BC............................................................................... Second Office Phone.....................................................................(617) 552-0569 E-mail..............................................................................kerrmd@bc.edu Assistant Coach..................................................................................TBA Track & Field Office Fax...................................................(617) 552-1382

2008-09 TEAM INFORMATION

2009 ACC Championships (Indoor).....................Men, 12th/Women, 11th 2009 ACC Championships (Outdoor)..................Men, 11th/Women, 12th Letter Winners Returning............................................ 20 Men/23 Women Newcomers................................................................... 7 Men/16 Women

ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS

Assoc. AD/Media Relations.............................................. Chris Cameron Asst. AD/Media Relations........................................................Dick Kelley Asst. AD/Media Relations........................................... Stephanie Tunnera Asst. Media Relations Director.................................................. Tim Clark Asst. Media Relations Director................................................ Matt Lynch Cross Country/Track & Field SID...................................Matthew Farhadi Media Relations Assistants.............................................Matthew Farhadi ............................................................................................. Mark Nugent SID Office Phone.............................................................. (617) 552-1188 SID E-Mail.................................................................... farhadim@bc.edu Media Relations Fax.........................................................(617) 552-4903 Athletics Website........................................................www.bceagles.com

credits

The 2009-10 Boston College Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field Media Guide is a production of the Boston College Media Relations Office and the Boston College Athletic Association, Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02467. All rights reserved. Edited by Matthew Farhadi and the Media Relations Office Designed by Ralph Loos, RL Sport Design, Hadley, Mass. Photography by John Quackenbos, Jet Commercial Photo, Garry Gilbert (BC Office of Publications), Lee Pellagrini (BC Office of Publications), Jim Abts, Boston Chamber of Commerce, MarathonFoto.

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Location.....................................................................Chestnut Hill, Mass. Founded............................................................................................1863 Enrollment......................................................................................14,500 President........................................................ Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J. Athletic Director................................................................Gene DeFilippo Nickname/Mascot...........................................................................Eagles Colors............................................................................Maroon and Gold Conference......................................................................... Atlantic Coast


cross country roster

2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field Name

Year

High School/Hometown

Brian Aukshunas

So.

El Modena/Orange, CA

Akash Chougule

So.

East Greenwich/East Greenwich, R.I.

Theodore Doyle

Jr.

Saint Peter’s Prep/Livingston, N.J.

Jordan Hamm

Fr.

Canisius/Java Center, N.Y.

Brian Hughes

Sr.

Catholic Memorial/Boston, Mass.

Daniel Kane

Fr.

Tappan Zee/Tappan, N.Y.

Michael Keebler

Jr.

Holy Spirit/Absecon, N.J.

Ryan Kiracofe

Jr.

Turpin/Cincinnati, Ohio

Jack Linehan

Fr.

Crested Butte/Crested Butte, Colo.

Andrew MacIsaac

Jr.

Xaverian Brothers/Natick, Mass.

Michael Masse

Fr.

Saint John’s Prep./North Andover, Mass.

Phineas McGovern

Fr.

Framingham/Framingham, Mass.

Andrew Mercurio

Sr.

LaSalle Academy/Rumford, R.I.

Louis Serafini

Fr.

Niskayuna/Niskayuna, N.Y.

John Shannon

So.

St. Charles Prep/Powell, Ohio.

Ian Thomas

So.

Medway/Medway, Mass.

Philip Woerner

Jr.

Gulliver Prep (Miami)/Sao Paolo, Brazil

Brian Hughes

Michael Keebler



Louis Serafini


2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field

The 2009 Men’s Cross Country team had to deal with a lot of adversity this past season as they entered their sixth season competing in the challenging Atlantic Coast Conference. Led by second-year head coach Matt Kerr the Eagles had to move on without Tim Ritchie, who was one of the best cross country runners in the programs history, and on top of that they were a very young team. The runner who really stepped up to try to fill in the void left by Ritchie was junior Philip Woerner. Woerner really came on towards the end of the season as he was the Eagles’ top finisher in each of their last five races. In three of those five races he turned in a top-30 finish. “Phil made a huge jump this cross country season to become a leader in both workouts and on race day,” head coach Matt Kerr said. “He has shown tremendous consistency, leading us through our final four meets including the New England, ACC and Northeast Regional Championship. He has matured both physically and mentally and will continue to lead the team through the track season.”

Boston College will return most of their top-talent for next season so the future looks bright for the Eagles. Along with Woerner a runner to keep an eye on in the future is freshman Louis Serafini. Serafini turned in two top-20 finishes this season which included an eighth place finish in the Dartmouth Invitational. “Overall, our cross country season was about gaining experience, both the good and the tough kind so that we can learn and grow from it. We have a young team that finished fit and healthy which will bode well for track. We have guys with good leg speed, and we’re more likely to see a step forward on the track. That confidence on the track will be a key factor in building future strength in our cross country squad.”

Phillip woerner

2009 Boston College Men’s Cross Country Results 9/12/09

Dartmouth Invitational

Hanover. NH

3rd Place (73 points)

9/26/09

Purple Valley Classic

Williamstown, MA

5th Place (105 Points)

10/10/09

New England Championships

Boston, MA

10th Place (325 points)

10/17/09

Princeton Invitational

Princeton, NJ

9th Place (245 Points)

10/25/09

Mayor’s Cup

Boston. MA

TBA

10/31/09

ACC Championshps

Cary, NC

10th Place (287 points)

11/14/09

NCAA Regional Championships

Boston, MA

27th Place (711 Points)



cross country outlook

The Eagles started the season with two solid efforts as they came in third place at the Dartmouth Invitational and fifth place in the Purple Valley Classic. Towards the end of the season however the Eagles youth started to catch up with them as they finished 10th in the ACC Championships and 27th in the NCAA Regional’s. The Eagles finished in sixth and 14th in these two events last season.


track & field roster

2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field Name

Year

Event

High School/Hometown_____________

Matt Adetula

SO

Jumps

St. Thomas Aquinas/Plantation, Fla.

Tyler Archer

JR

Middle Distance

Hotchkiss School/Brookfield, Conn.

Brian Aukshunas

SO

Distance

El Modena/Orange, Calif.

Jon Bogosian

JR

Jumps

Tahanto Regional/Boylston, Mass.

Akash Chougule

SO

Distance`

East Greenwich/East Greenwich, R.I.

Ryan Diorio

SR

Middle Distance

Byram Hills/Pleasantville, N.Y.

Mark Domaracki

JR

Sprints

Guilderland/Slingerlands, NY

Theodore Doyle

JR

Distance

Saint Peter’s Prep/Maplewood, N.J.

David Emerson

SR

Distance

Essex/Westford, Vt.

Kellen Foley

SO

Sprints/Multi

Dana Hills/Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Brendan Gaffney

SR

Sprints

Kingston/Kingston, N.Y.

Jordan Hamm

FR

Distance

Canisius/Java Center, NY

Kristopher Haynes

JR

Middle Distance

Mount Anthony/Shaftsburg, Vt.

Brian Hughes

SR

Distance

Catholic Memorial/Boston, Mass.

Daniel Kane

FR

Distance

Tappan Zee/Tappan, NY

Michael Keebler

JR

Distance

Holy Spirit/Absecon, N.J.

Ryan Kiracofe

JR

Distance

Turpin/Cincinnati, Ohio

Meelis Kosk

JR

Decathlon

Parnu Co-Educational/Tallinn, Estonia

Mathew Kosmas

JR

Throws

St. Ignatius/Novato, Calif.

Jack Linehan

FR

Middle Distance

Crested Butte/Crested Butte, CO

Andrew MacIsaac

JR

Middle Distance

Xaverian Brothers/Natick, Mass.

Michael Masse

FR

Middle Distance

Saint John’s Prep./North Andover, MA

Phineas McGovern

FR

Distance

Framingham/Framingham, MA

Andrew Mercurio

SR

Distance

LaSalle Academy/Rumford, R.I.

Kyle Nelson

FR

Sprints

Pope John XXIII/Sparta, N.J.

Timothy Ritchie

SR

Distance

Doherty Memorial/Worcester, Mass.

Louis Serafini

FR

Middle Distance

Niskayuna/Niskayuna, NY

John Shannon

SO

Distance

St. Charles Prep./Powell, Ohio

Brian Smith

SO

Multi

Woburn Memorial/Woburn, Mass.

Ian Thomas

JR

Hurdles

Medway/Medway, Mass.

Justin Vereen

JR

Throws

Good Counsel/Columbia, Md.

Philip Woerner

JR

Middle Distance

Gulliver Prep (Miami)/Sao Paolo, Brazil

Director, Men’s Track & Field

Matt Kerr (second year, Arkansas ’00)

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Jill Kerr (second year, Wake Forest ’00)




2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field The 2010 Boston College men’s track team is returning almost all of its top-tier talent from last year’s team and they are looking to achieve their best ACC showing since joining the conference in 2005. “I am confident in having our best season since joining the ACC,” head coach Matt Kerr said. “We have a small team, but the depth of quality athletes has drastically improved this year with several athletes poised to have a breakout seasons.” Some of those athletes coach Kerr is referring to are the team’s three captains this season. Senior Tim Ritchie and juniors Ian Thomas and Mark Domaracki all have superior talent as they look to lead the Eagles to one of its most successful seasons in recent memory. “Tim Ritchie is returning for his senior season, and is ready to pick up where he left off last season. Junior captains Ian Thomas and Mark Domaracki who both had great sophomore seasons are ready to move to a higher level, and the team as a whole has set challenging goals they are determined to achieve.” The team is not even halfway through the indoor season and the three captains have already taken home six individual top-10 finishes, and four first place finishes. Two other underclassman athletes to keep an eye on as well this season are juniors Philip Woerner and Andrew MacIsaac.

track & field outlook

All the pieces are in place for the men’s track and field team this season to reach a level the Heights hasn’t seen in some time. Coach Kerr knows this and has set the bar at an all-time high. “I expect the team to score in several events at the ACC Championships and finish with our best ever showing. Individually, I expect to see more New England, IC4A and NCAA Regional qualifiers and we have the potential to see a couple of our athletes at the NCAA meet this year.”

indoor Track & Field Schedule 12/05/09 12/12/09 01/08/10 01/09/10 01/10/10 01/14/10 01/16/10 01/29/10 01/30/10 02/06/10 02/12/10 02/13/10 02/25/10 02/26/10 02/27/10 03/06/10 03/07/10 03/12/10 03/13/10

Northeastern Winter Carnival Harvard Open Dartmouth Relays Dartmouth Relays Dartmouth Relays Boston University Invitational Harvard University Invitational Boston University Classic Harvard University Multi-Meet Northeastern Reebok Indoor Games Boston University Classic Battle of Beantown Valentine Invitational Valentine Invitational ACC Championships ACC Championships ACC Championships Alex Wilson Invitational IC4A Championships Alex Wilson Invitational IC4A Championships NCAA Championships NCAA Championships

Reggie Lewis Center Cambridge, Mass. Hanover, N.H. Hanover, N.H. Hanover, N.H. Boston, Mass. Cambridge, Mass. Boston, Mass. Cambridge, Mass. Reggie Lewis Center Boston, Mass. Cambridge, Mass. Boston, Mass. Boston, Mass. Blacksburg, Va Blacksburg, Va. Blacksburg, Va. Notre Dame, Ind. Boston, Mass. Notre Dame, Ind. Boston, Mass. Fayetteville, Ark. Fayetteville, Ark.




director

2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field The Kerr File

Matt Kerr

University of Arkansas 1995-1999

Director Men’s Cross Country/ Track & Field Second Season

Two-Time NCAA Champion – 1998 & 1999 3000m Steeplechase Four-Time Southeastern Conference Champion Six-Time All-American Member of 10 NCAA Championship Teams

Member of Team Canada at the following international events: Five World Cross Country Championships (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2005) Two World Track Championships (Paris 2003 and Helsinki 2005) Commonwealth Games (eighth place – Melbourne, Australia 2006) Represented Canada at various other track and road championships

Matt Kerr, named head men’s coach in February 2008, came to Boston College after spending three seasons as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams at Wake Forest.

Wake Forest University

This is Kerr’s second season since taking over the men’s program from head coach Randy Thomas, who prior to 2008 spent 15 seasons as director of both the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs.

Assistant Coach 2004-2008 Coached school record in the mile (4:03.61), breaking a 27-year old mark Balanced coaching with competing internationally as a part of Team Canada

In Kerr’s first full season in 2008-2009 he helped guide the men’s cross country team to a sixth place finish in the ACC Championships. He also led the men’s track and field team to an 11th place finish in the Outdoor ACC Championships.

University of Wollongong (Australia) 2001-2002

Prior to his three years of coaching experience, Kerr compiled a long list of track experience and achievements. Most recently, he was the 2007 Canadian steeplechase champion. He also qualified in that same event for the World Track and Field Championships in 2005 and 2003 as a member of Team Canada.

While completing post-graduate studies, won five gold medals in two Australian University Games and currently holds the Australian University Games record in the 3000m Steeplechase.

Based on combined academic and athletic success, received a Southeastern Conference post-graduate scholarship, and used it to pursue an MBA from the University of Wollongong, Australia

Family Wife is Jill Kerr – All-American at Wake Forest University and former Wake Forest Assistant Coach Daughter is Madeline Louise (two years) Son is James Randall (three months)

While earning his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wollongong in Wollongong, Australia, Kerr was a five-time Australian University Games Champion. He earned his postgraduate degree in 2002. As an undergraduate at the track powerhouse University of Arkansas, Kerr was the individual NCAA champion in the steeplechase in 1998 and 1999. He received a degree in Business Administration in 2000. A native of Ontario, Canada, Kerr is married to the former Wake Forest assistant track coach and All-American Jill Snyder Kerr and has two children: two-year old Madeline Louise and James Randall, born in November 2008.




2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field

Jill Kerr

Volunteer Assistant Coach Middle Distance Second Season

Jill Kerr will once again join her husband, Matt, in her second season as a volunteer assistant coach for the men’s track and field team in the 2009-10 season. She was a five-time All-American at Wake Forest from 1998-2001. An accomplished coach, Kerr spent four years on the Wake Forest Staff as an assistant coach for the track and field team. She helped coach the 2002 ACC Champion women’s cross country team and led the Deacons to back-toback NCAA Appearances in 2002 and 2003. She stepped in as head coach to guide the Deacons to a ninth place finish at the 2002 NCAA Cross Country Championships in Indiana. As a student-athlete, Kerr achieved All-American performances in the mile and the outdoor 1500m and followed up with All-American honors in both the mile and the distance medley relay in 2001. Kerr captured ACC Championships four times and earned ALL-ACC distinction seven times over her career – dominating the mile, 800m, 1500m and distance medley relay. Honored as Wake Forest’s Female ScholarAthlete of the Year in 1998-99, Kerr was named to the Women’s Cross Country Academic All-America team in 1998.

coaching staff

Upon graduation, Kerr ran professionally from 2001-04, qualifying for the Olympic trials in her final competitive year. A native of Lewisburg, Pa., Kerr earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 2000 and a master’s degree in education in 2001 – both from Wake Forest.




The ACC

2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field

The ACC atla nt i c coa s t confe r enc e

Consistency. It is the mark of true excellence in any endeavor.

The 2009 outdoor season was equally impressive, as the Florida State men placed second at the national meet in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and claimed its fifth straight top-five finish, while the women finished in fourth. Overall, seven of 12 men’s teams and six of 12 women’s teams participated at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

However, in today’s intercollegiate athletics, competition has become so balanced and so competitive that it is virtually impossible to maintain a high level of consistency. Yet the Atlantic Coast Conference has defied the odds. Now in its 57th year of competition, the ACC has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. And that is not mere conjecture, the numbers support it.

A total of 12 men recorded top-three finishes, including national champions Charles Clark, Jonathan Borlee, and Ngoni Makusa of Florida State, and Marcel Lomnicky of Virginia Tech. Charles Clark—the 2009 Field Performer of the Year—won the 200-meter dash in 20.55, while Borlee won the 400meter dash in 44.78, and Makusa took the long jump with a measure of 26 feet, 7.25 inches. Lomnicky’s 235 feet, six-inch output in the hammer throw was a national meet best, and the Florida State 4x400-meter relay team of Kevin Williams, Kevin Borlee, Clark, and Jonathan Borlee clocked a 44.78 to take first place. I n women’s action, Florida State’s Susan Kuijken—the 2009 Outdoor ScholarAthlete of the Year—won the 1,500-meter run in 4:13.05, while Kim Williams, also of Florida State and the 2009 Field Performer of the Year, won both the long jump and triple jump with marks of 21 feet, 5.50 inches and 47 feet, 2.25 inches, respectively. Three more women posted top-three times. Men and women combined for 41 All-America honors.

Since the league’s inception in 1953, ACC schools have captured 116 national championships, including 64 in women’s competition and 52 in men’s. In addition, NCAA individual titles have gone to ACC student-athletes 160 times in men’s competition and 91 times in women’s action. The Virginia Cavaliers won the league’s first track and field national title, claiming the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women indoor crown in 1981. Florida State, although not a member of the ACC at the time, won the 1984 NCAA women’s outdoor title, and 1985 and 1986 women’s indoor titles. As a member of the ACC, the Seminoles men’s team captured the NCAA title in 2006, 2007, and 2008, and have accounted for the league’s three NCAA track and field championships. Since 1953, member schools have garnered 173 individual NCAA titles in both men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, while league teams have finished in the top five at the NCAA indoor and outdoor championships a combined 27 times.

2008-09 in Review

he 2008-09 academic year saw league teams capture five national team T titles and 16 individual NCAA crowns. In all, the ACC has won 48 national team titles over the last 13 years and has won two or more NCAA titles in 27 of the past 29 years.

he 2008-09 indoor season saw nine of 12 league teams compete at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships in College State, Texas for the men, while five of 12 women’s teams participated. The Florida State men claimed their fourth straight top-five national finish, while the Seminoles women finished in the top-10 for the second consecutive year. In 2007, eight men’s teams and 11 women’s teams participated at the national meet.

A total of 130 ACC teams placed in NCAA postseason competition in 200809. League teams compiled a 139-84-1 (.637) mark in NCAA championship competition. In addition, the ACC had 198 student-athletes earn first team All-America honors this past year. Overall, the league had 266 first-, second-, or third-team All-Americans and the ACC produced nine national Players of the Year and five national Coach of the Year honorees. A total of 88 teams finished their respective seasons ranked in the Top 25 poll, including 33 teams ranked in the Top 10 and six teams that held the nation’s top spot.

Additionally, four individuals from four institutions claimed NCAA titles. Clemson’s Jacoby Ford, also an All-ACC football player, recorded the top time in the 60-meter dash with a 6.52 showing, and Wake Forest’s Michael Bingham won an individual title with a 45.69 time in the 400-meter dash. Seven men claimed top-three times at the national indoor meet last season, and five women—including NCAA champions Kimberly Williams of Florida State and Murielle Ahoure of Miami—placed in the top three. Williams won the triple jump with a leap of 45 feet, 3.75 inches, while Ahoure won the 200meter dash in a time of 22.80. Overall, 24 men and 14 women combined for 41 All-America honors during the indoor season.

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2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field

2009-10 eagles

EAGLES 2009-2010 


captains

2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field

Mark Domaracki

Michael Keebler

Junior Sprints Guilderland Slingerlands, N.Y.

Junior Distance Holy Spirit Absecon, N.J.

CROSS COUNTRY captain

track captain

CROSS COUNTRY (2009)

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09)

Outdoor: Sixth in the 400m at the New England Championships (48.59)…36th in the 400m dash at the Florida Relays (48.89) Indoor: fourth in the 500m at the BU Valentine Invitational (1:03.75)…second in the 400m at the Battle of Beantown (49.51) …ran a 22.91 in the 200m which was good enough for fifth place at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games…third in the 500m at the Northeastern Winter Carnival (1:04.85).

Finished in 15th place at the Dartmouth Invitational with a time of 26:43.40… crossed the line at a team-best 13th place in the Purple Valley Classic… placed 65th at the New England Championships with a time of 25:51…came in 83rd place at the ACC Championship with a time of 26:01.7.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09)

Outdoor: 20th in the 5000m at the ACC Championships (15:23.78)…11th in the 1500m at the Skyhawk Invitational (4:09.04). Indoor: 28th in the 3000m run at the ACC Championships (8:49.26)…41st in the 3000m run at the Valentine Invitational (8:37.63)… ran a 4:17.97 in the one mile run to finish fifth at the Battle of Beantown …ninth in the One Mile Run at the Dartmouth Relays (4:23.58).

AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08)

Outdoor: Ran a 49.09 400m dash at the ACC Championships … third in the 400m dash at the UMass Spring Meet (49.38). Indoor: Won four races during the season, including the second section of the 200m dash against Boston University and Sacred Heart (22.45) and the 400m dashes against Boston University and Sacred Heart (49.62), and at the Battle of Beantown (49.52) … ran a 49.79 400m dash at the ACC Championships … member of the distance medley team that won at the Reebok Boston Games (10:16.44) … also placed third in the 500m dash at the meet (1:06.14).

AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08)

Outdoor: 31st in the 5000m at the ACC Championships … ninth in the 1500m at the Stonehill Invitational (4:08.21) … 13th in the 1500m at the Owl Invitational (4:09.12). Indoor: 36th in the 3000m at the ACC Championships (8:52.79) … second in the 3000m at the Tufts Invitational (8:48.33) … ran a 8:38.75 3000m at the Valentine Invitational … sixth in the 3000m at the Battle of Beantown (8:41.44) … 11th in the mile at the Reebok Boston Games (4:24.36) … fifth in the mile against Boston University and Sacred Heart (4:25.90).

BEFORE BC

Three-time track captain at Guilderland … holds the 400m dash school record (48.90) … third at New York State Championship in the 400m … member of the distance medley relay team that ranked fourth in the state (clocked a time of 10:08.50) … earned Dunkin’ Donuts Player of the Week honors as a senior … also played basketball … named captain and selected as a Section 2 All-Star as a senior.

PERSONAL

BEFORE BC

First Team All-State Non-Public honoree … All-South Jersey First Team three times … captain as a senior … seventime Cape-Atlantic League All-Star … broke Holy Spirit’s 3200m record (9:17.78) … graduated third in his class.

PERSONAL

Born August 30, 1988 … enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences … the youngest of Daniel and Laura Keebler’s two children.

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2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field

Tim Ritchie

Ian Thomas

Senior Distance Doherty Memorial Worcester, Mass.

Junior Hurdles Medway Medway, Mass

track captain

track captain

AS A SENIOR (2008-09)

CROSS COUNTRY (2009)

Outdoor: Finished third overall in the 5000m but was the top collegiate performer at the Reebok Raleigh Relays with a time of 14:09.63…crossed the finish line in third place at the Florida Relays in the 1500m with a time of 3:48.39…ran a personal best 14:20.44 in the 5000m at the ACC Outdoor Championships…12th place in the 5000m at the NCAA Regionals (14:26.65) Indoor: Sixth place in the mile at the Dartmouth Relays with a time of 4:20.85…He placed in the top 10 at the ACC Indoor Championships in a couple of events. He took 10th in the 3000m with a time of 8:23.86 and finished sixth overall in the 5000m run with a time of 14:28.57.

Crossed the line in 30th place at the Dartmouth Invitational with a time of 27:42.70….finished in 48th place at the Purple Valley Classic with a time of 27:39…placed 100th at the Princeton Invitational with a time of 27:04.10… also finished in 100th place at the ACC Championship with a time of 26:57.4.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09)

Outdoor: Fourth in the 1500m at the New England Championships (3:52.71)…won the 1500m at the Brown Invitational (5:53.38)…was part of the team that finish ninth in the distance medley at the Penn Relays (9:59.60) …5th in the 400m dash at the UMass Invitational (50.43) Indoor: Finished in fifth place in the 1000m at the IC4A Indoor Championships with a time of 2:27.11… won the 800m at the Battle of Beantown with a time of 1:55.53… second in the 500m at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games with a time of 1:06.3…. finished in eighth place in the 800m at the Dartmouth Relays with a time of 1:57.73.

AS A JUNIOR (2007-08)

Outdoor: Fourth in the 5000m at the New England Championships (14:31.42) and 13th at the IC4A Championships (14:30.53) … 18th in the 5000m at the ACC Championships (14:58.78) … second in the 3000m steeplechase at the Stonehill Invitational (9:41.01). Indoor: Ran a 8:27.36 3000m at the Valentine Invitational … member of the distance medley team that won at the Reebok Boston Games (10:16.44) … won the mile against Boston University and Sacred Heart (4:17.66) … second in the 3000m at the Husky Invitational (8:32.50).

AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08)

AS A FRESHMAN (2005-06)

BEFORE BC

AS A SOPHOMORE (2006-07)

Indoor: Finished second in the 3000m against Harvard … had season cut short by injury.

Holds high school record in the 300m hurdles … Tri-Valley League Champion in 300m hurdles and high jump … Tri-Valley League All-Star in track & field … also played basketball where he was also a Tri-Valley League All-Star … earned two varsity letters in golf.

BEFORE BC

Three-time league champion … Massachusetts All-State selection in cross country and the two-mile as a junior and senior … fourth in the Massachusetts cross country championships … fourth in the two-mile at the indoor track state championships … the 2005 Central Mass. outdoor twomile champion … Doherty Student-Athlete of the Year in 2004 and 2005 … member of National Honor Society … winner of the St. Michael’s Book Award … member of the Spanish and Latin Honor Societies.  

PERSONAL

Born July 28, 1988 … enrolled as a biology major in the College of Arts & Sciences … the son of head women’s cross country and track & field coach Randy Thomas and Marcy Thomas … has one older brother, Ben.

PERSONAL

Born August, 7, 1987 … enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences … the third of Bob and Judy Ritchie’s four children.

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captains

Outdoor: Won the 5000m at UMass’ Spring Meet (14:52.25). Indoor: Ran a 8:20 in the 3000m at the IC4A Championships … third at the Boston Indoor Games in the mile (4:18.25) … 17th at the ACC Championships in the 3000m (8:38.64) … 14th at the Boston University St. Valentine Invitational in the 3000m (8:24.04).

Outdoor: Fifth in the 400m hurdles at the UMass Spring Meet (57.53) … ninth in the 400m hurdles at the Stonehill Invitational (58.38) … fourth in the 400m hurdles at the Owl Invitational (58.18). Indoor: 11th in the 800m at the Tufts Invitational (2:02.19) … ran a 1:59.22 800m at the Valentine Invitational … third in the 500m dash at the Battle of Beantown (1:07.57) … ninth in the 500m dash at the Reebok Boston Games (1:07.84) … ran a 1:07.79 500m dash against Boston University and Sacred Heart … 20th in the 500m dash at the Harvard Invitational (1:08.93) … 23rd in 400m dash at Husky Invitational (52.45).


seniors

2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field

Ryan Diorio

David Emerson

Senior Middle Distance Byram Hills Pleasantville, NY

AS A JUNIOR (2008-09)

Did not compete in any events last season for the Eagles.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08)

Outdoor: 18th in the 800m at the UMass Spring Meet (1:59.44) … eighth in the 800m at the Stonehill Invitational (1:59.37) and seventh at the Owl Invitational (1:59.58). Indoor: Fourth in the 600m at the Tufts Invitational (1:24.45) … ran a 1:56.13 800m at the Valentine Invitational … fourth in the 800m at the Battle of Beantown (1:56.30) … sixth in the 800m at the Reebok Boston Games (1:57.50) … won the 500m dash against Boston University and Sacred Heart (107:42) … second in the 800m at the Harvard Invitational (1:55.68) … won the 800m at Husky Invitational (1:57.43).

AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07)

Outdoor: At the Northeastern Spring Open, ran the 1500m (4:15.33) and anchored the 4x400m relay team that placed first (3:22.94) … ran the 800m at the New England Championships (2:01.57) … fifth in the 800m at Brown’s Spring Invitational (1:56.56) … fifth in the 1500m at UMass’ Spring Meet (4:00.20) and ran the 800m in 1:58.96 … at SCSU’s Owl Invitational, ran a 2:02.42 in the 800m. Indoor: At the Boston University Multi Team Meet finished seventh in the 400m dash (52.24 ) and ninth in the 500m dash (1:08.35) … at the Boston University Five-Way, ran in a time of 1:06.85 in the 500m dash … at Yale University’s Giegengack Invitational, placed 10th in the 800m run (1:55.91) … at the Boston University St. Valentine Invitational, finished the 800m run in 1:56.44 … at the ACC Championships, marked a 1:56.78 in the preliminary round of the 800m run … at Boston Indoor Games, placed 13th in the 800m (1:59.21).

BEFORE BC

As a captain at Byram Hills, anchored the 4x800m relay team with a 1:52.4 split at the Nike Outdoor Nationals to earn All-America honors …10th overall in the 600m dash at the 2006 NY State Indoor Track Championships … 14th in the 800m run at the 2006 National Scholastic Indoor National Championships … also played varsity hockey … named “Sportsperson of the Year” and was an Honor Student.

PERSONAL

Senior Distance Essex Westford, Vt. 

AS A JUNIOR (2007-08)

Outdoor: Won the 10,000m at the New England Championships (30:46.31) and placed 16th at the IC4A Championships (31:18.74) … 13th in the 10,000m at the ACC Championships (32:10.38) … won the 10,000m at the Stonehill Invitational (31:39.54). Indoor: Ran the 3000m at the IC4A Championships … 16th in the 5000m at the ACC Championships (15:19.97) … fourth in the 3000m at the Battle of Beantown (8:26.07) … fifth in the mile at the Reebok Boston Games (4:17.46) … third in the mile against Boston University and Sacred Heart (4:19.79).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2006-07)

Outdoor: 11th in the 10,000m at the ACC Championships (30:50.60) … seventh in the 10,000m at Northeastern’s Spring Open (31:54.85)… at the New England Championships, placed sixth in the 10,000m (32:08.28) … placed second on the team, and fourth overall, in the 5000m at UMass’ Spring Meet (14:58.61). Indoor: At the ACC Championships, finished 23rd in the 5000m … at Boston University’s St. Valentine Invitational, took 19th in the 3000m (8:28.76) … at Boston University’s Five Way, finished eighth in the mile (4:15.99) … at the multi-team meet hosted by Boston University, placed third in the 3000m (8:40.63).

AS A FRESHMAN (2005-06)

Outdoor: Fifth in the 5,000m at the Brown Invitational (15:19.71) … seventh on the Eagles in the 1500m at the Raleigh Relays.

BEFORE BC

Member of the Essex High School team that won four state cross country championships, three indoor and one outdoor championship … three-time all-state selection … All-New England selection in 2004 … runner up at state cross country championships in 2004 … member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL

Born May 27, 1987 … enrolled as a mathematics and computer science major in the College of Arts & Sciences … the son of David and Kathleen Emerson … has one brother, Matt.

Born February 17, 1988 … enrolled in the Carroll School of Management … the youngest of Bradford and Avis Diorio’s two sons.

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2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field

Brendan Gaffney

Andrew Mercurio

Senior Sprints Kingston Kingston, N.Y.

Senior Distance LaSalle Academy Rumford, R.I.

AS A JUNIOR (2008-09)

AS A JUNIOR (2008-09)

Outdoor: 10th in the 200m dash at the Stonehill Invitational (23.72)….Third in the 200m at the Husky Spring Invitational (23.00). Indoor: 44th in the 400m at the BU Valentine Invitational (49.95)…ran a 50.62 in the 400m at the Battle of Beantown to finish in fifth…10th in the 200m at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (23.17

Outdoor: 33rd in the 5000m at the ACC Championships (16:17.44)…second in the 1500m at the Husky Spring Invitational (4:10.89). Indoor: 96th in the one mile run at the Valentine Invitational (4:28.02)…ninth in the one mile run at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (4:25.21)

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08)

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08)

Outdoor: Ran a 4:11.82 in the 1500m at the Stonehill Invitational. Indoor: Ran a 4:27.07 mile at the Valentine Invitational … 13th in the 1000m at the Reebok Boston Games (2:40.39).

Outdoor: Fifth in the 400m dash at the Brown Invitational (51.01) … eighth in the 400m dash at the UMass Spring Meet (50.62) … second in the 400m dash at the Stonehill Invitational (50.88) … 12th in the 400m dash at the Owl Invitational (51.20). Indoor: Fourth in the 400m dash at the Tufts Invitational (51.52) … seventh in the 500m dash at the Reebok Boston Games (1:07.29) … fourth in the 400m dash against Boston University and Sacred Heart (51.20) … fourth in the 500m dash at the Harvard Invitational (1:06.61) … 10th in 200m dash at Husky Invitational (23.23).

Outdoor: Third at Brown’s Springtime Invitational in the 5000m (15:44.35). Indoor: Eighth in the 3000m at the Boston University Multi Team Meet (9:01.42) … ran 8:54.22 in the 3000m at Boston University’s St. Valentine Invitational.

AS A FRESHMAN (2006-2007)

BEFORE BC

AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07)

2006 Rhode Island Indoor State Champion in the 3000m … four-time Rhode Island All-State selection in cross country and track & field … six-time Rhode Island Class-B Champion in track & field … ran 9:00 for 3000m and 4:07 for 1500m … 2006 Wendy’s High School Heisman finalist … member of the National Honor Society and was selected as the LaSalle Academy senior male Scholar Athlete of the Year.

PERSONAL

Born on October 12, 1987 … enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences… the oldest of Kate and Mark Mercurio’s five children.

BEFORE BC

Fifth in the 300m dash at the 2006 NY State Indoor Championships … eighth in the 400m dash at the 2006 Eastern States Indoor Track Championships … Kingston High School record holder in the indoor 300m dash (36.38), indoor 400m dash (50.43), indoor and outdoor sprint medley relay, and 4x400m relay … member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society.

PERSONAL

Born November 26, 1987 … enrolled in the Carroll School of Management … the oldest of Daniel and Pamela Gaffney’s three children.

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seniors

Outdoor: At Northeastern’s Spring Open, ran a 50.96 in the 400m dash … ninth in the 400m dash at UMass’ Spring Meet … 18th in the 400m dash at the New England Championships … ran the second leg of the 4x400m relay at the ACC Championship (3:21.45). Indoor: At the Boston Indoor Games, placed fourth in the 400m dash (50.06) … ran on the 4x400m relay team that placed third … at the Boston University St. Valentine Invitational, ran a 49.96 in the 400m dash … at the Gigengack Invitational, 27th in the 200m dash (23.34) … at the Boston University Five-Way, fourth in the 200m dash (23.13).


2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field

Theodore Doyle

Jon Bogosian

Junior Distance Saint Peter’s Prep Maplewood, N.J.

Junior Jumps Tahanto Regional Boylston, Mass.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09)

Outdoor: Ninth in the high jump at the New England Championships (1.90m)…fourth in the high jump at the UMass Invitational (1.81m)…second in the high jump at the Skyhawk Invitational (1.87m)…third in the high jump at the Husky Spring Invitational (1.83m). Indoor: made a jump of 1.83m at the BU Valentine Invitational to finish in 11th place…fourth in the triple jump at the Battle of Beantown (12.08m)…cleared the 1.84m jump in the high jump to finish in a tie for sixth in the Battle for Beantown….13th in the long jump at the Reebok Indoor Games (5.86m).

BEFORE BC

Holds the Tahanto school record in the high jump at 6’2” … also qualified for districts in the triple jump and 100m hurdles … Mid-Wach D League All-Star … served as team captain … also played basketball and ran cross country … served as team captain and named league all-star in both sports … served as president of the Central District of Massachusetts Association of Student Councils.

PERSONAL

Outdoor: Fourth in the 5000m at the Skyhawk Invitational (15:56.28)…eighth in the 5000m at the Husky Spring Invitational (15:44.99). Indoor: Eighth in the one mile run at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (4:24.60)…40th in the 3000m at the Dartmouth Relays (9:20.82)

2008 CROSS COUNTRY

Ran in the Northeast Regional Championship and ran a 35:04.8 … finished the ACC Championship course in 26:38.5 … ran the top time for BC at the Mayor’s Cup and finished fifth overall with a time of 16:21 … placed 50th at the Murray Keatinge Invitational, crossing in 26:52.72 … opened his season with a 27:03.9 at the Iona Meet of Champions.

BEFORE BC

Captained cross country team as a senior and track &field as a junior and senior … seven-time Hudson County champion … placed 15th in the 1600meter at the 2007 New Jersey Meet of Champions.

PERSONAL

Born March 30, 1989 … enrolled as a classics major in the College of Arts & Sciences … the youngest of William Doyle and Virginia Needham-Doyle’s two children.

juniors

Born March 30, 1989 … the middle of Karen and Barry Bogosian’s three children … enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences as a communications major.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09)

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2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field

Mathew Kosmas

Andrew MacIsaac

Junior Throws St. Ignatius Novato, Calif.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09)

Outdoor: 11th in the discus throw at the New England Championships (41.61m)…eighth in the hammer throw at the ACC outdoor Championships (49.75m)… won the Hammer Throw at the Skyhawk Invitational (46.81m)… eighth in the Hammer Throw at the Husky Spring Invitational (45.22m). Indoor: 10th in the weight throw at the ACC Indoor Championships (14.60m)…15th in the weight throw at the BU Valentine Invitational (15.17m)…fourth in the weight throw at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games with a throw of 14.32m.

AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08)

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09)

Outdoor: Won the 1500m at the Skyhawk Invitational (4:00.43) Indoor: Ran a 1:55.26 in the 800m to finish in 23rd at the BU Valentine Invitational…fourth place in the 800m at the Battle of Beantown (1:57.07)…10th in the one mile run at the Dartmouth Relays (4:26.32).

AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08)

Outdoor: 22nd in the 800m at the New England Championships (1:57.08) … second in the 800m at the Owl Invitational (1:56.72) and the Stonehill Invitational (1:56.81). Indoor: Second in the 600m at the Tufts Invitational (1:23.64) … ran a 2:31.63 1000m at the Valentine Invitational … third in the 800m at the Battle of Beantown (1:55.50) … 12th in the 800m at the Reebok Boston Games (2:00.38) … third in the 500m dash against Boston University and Sacred Heart (1:08.18) … third in the 800m at the Harvard Invitational (1:56.29) … sixth in the 1000m at Husky Invitational (2:36.36).

BEFORE BC

Captained both cross country and indoor/outdoor track teams … New England Champion in the 4x800m relay (indoor) … Boston Globe AllScholastic for 4x800m (indoor) … Catholic Conference All-Star.

PERSONAL

Born July 2, 1988 … enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences … the son of Neil and Mary MacIsaac … has three older brothers and a younger sister.

BEFORE BC

Served as team captain as a senior … Central Coast Section finalist in the discus … also played varsity football … led team to Central Coast Section and West Catholic Athletic League championships as a senior.

PERSONAL

Born October 4, 1988 … enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences … the younger of Lola Giusti and Anthony Kosmas’ two children.

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juniors

Outdoor: 12th in the discus throw (34.68m) and 16th in the hammer (39.76m) at the Brown Invitational … 11th in the hammer throw (43.01m) and 16th in the discus (38.68m) at the ACC Championships … fourth in the discus throw (39.10) and eighth in the hammer (41.38m) at the UMass Spring Meet … fourth in the discus throw (38.43m) and sixth in the hammer (39.89m) at the Stonehill Invitational … 13th in the discus throw (35.58) and 20th in the hammer (29.33m) at the Owl Invitational. Indoor: 17th in the weight throw at the Tufts Invitational (12.20m) … fifth in the weight throw at the Battle of Beantown (14.33m) … 12th in the shot put at the Battle of Beantown (11.36m) … 15th in the weight throw at the Reebok Boston Games (12.77m) … 24th in the shot put at the Reebok Boston Games (11.08m) … third in the weight throw against Boston University and Sacred Heart (12.89m) … eighth in the shot put against Boston University and Sacred Heart (11.29m) … 24th in the weight throw at the Harvard Invitational (10.49m) … 22nd in the shot put at the Harvard Invitational (10.21m) … 28th in the shot put at the Husky Invitational (11.12m).

Junior Middle Distance Xaverian Brothers Natick, Mass


juniors & sophomores

2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field

Matt Adetula

Philip Woerner

Sophomore Jumps St. Thomas Aquinas Plantation, Fla.

Junior Middle Distance Gulliver Prep (Miami) Sao Paolo, Brazil

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09)

Outdoor: 24th in the 1500m run at the New England Championships (3:59.90)…eighth place in the 1500m at the Skyhawk Invitational (4:07.76) Indoor: Ran an 8:42.79 in the 3000m to finish in fifth at the Battle of Beantown…15th in the 3000m at the Dartmouth Relays (8:49.46)

AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08)

Outdoor: 16th in the 800m at the UMass Spring Meet (1:59.06) … sixth in the 800m at the Stonehill Invitational (1:58.77). Indoor: 11th in the 600m at the Tufts Invitational (1:26.46) … ran a 1:58.24 800m at the Valentine Invitational … fourth in the 1000m at the Battle of Beantown (2:34.89) … third in the 800m against Boston University and Sacred Heart (2:01.97) … 15th in the mile at the Harvard Invitational (4:30.09) … second in 1000m at Husky Invitational (2:32.61).

BEFORE BC

AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09)

Outdoor: won the long jump at the Brown Invitational (7.14m)…fourth in the triple jump at the UMass Invitational (13.13m)…won the long jump at the Husky Spring Invitational (6.53m) Indoor: Third in the long jump in the Battle of Beantown (6.58m)…fourth in the long jump at the Dartmouth Relays (6.66m)…eighth in the triple jump at the Husky Winter Carnival (12.69m)

BEFORE BC

Member of the Class 3A men’s track and field championship team in Florida … recorded marks of 21’2” in the long jump and 42’2” in the triple jump … also played varsity football … member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL

Born March September 8, 1990 … the younger of Ellon and Jimi Adetula’s two children … enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences as a chemistry major.

Earned All-Dade County and all-state honors … two-time cross country state champion.

PERSONAL

Born February 15, 1989 … enrolled as a International Management major in the Carroll School of Management … the youngest of Lawrence and Rosie Woerner’s two children.

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2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field

Kellen Foley

Brian Smith

Sophomore Sprints/Multi Dana Hills Laguna Niguel, Calif

AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09)

Indoor: 34th in the 400m at the ACC Championships (52.54)…102nd in the 400m dash at the Valentine Invitational (51.64)…fifth in the 200m at the Battle of Beantown (23.32)…14th in the 60m at the Dartmouth Relays (7.33)

BEFORE BC

All-Orange County perfomer and team MVP as a senior … member of the 4x100 relay team that placed fifth at the California Interscholastic Federation state meet … finished sixth in the 100m in the Southern Section of the CIF … holds four school records at Dana Hills … also lettered in football and basketball.

PERSONAL

Born January 18, 1990 … enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences as a pre-med/political science major … the only child of Karen and Michael Foley … chose Boston College for its academic and athletic reputation.

Sophomore Multi Woburn Memorial Woburn, Mass.

AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09)

Outdoor: Part of the 4X400 relay team that came in second at the Skyhawk Invitational (44.30)… 8th in the 200m dash at the Husky Spring Invitational (23.72) Indoor: 89th in the 400m dash at the Valentine Invitational (51.28)…20th in the 55m hurdles at the Reebok Boston Games (10.10)… 21st in the 60m at the Dartmouth Relays (7.44).

BEFORE BC

2008 Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honoree … member of the 4x400m relay team that won the state championship … MSTCA North 2008 decathlon team champion … Middlesex League All-Star in the 100m, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m relay … state qualifier in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay, and triple jump … league all-star in the 300m indoor … 4x200m relay team was New England champions … also played hockey in high school … earned Woburn Memorial Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year as a senior.

PERSONAL

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sophomores

Born July 15, 1990 … enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences as a communication major … the middle child of Karen and Joe Smith’s three sons … older brother, Joe, is a sophomore on the Harvard hockey team … his uncle, Mark Ferullo, played baseball at Northeastern from 1980-83 … chose Boston College for its outstanding academic and athletic environment while focusing on the Jesuit tradition.


2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field

Daniel Kane

Jordan Hamm

Freshman Distance Tappan Zee Tappan, N.Y

Freshman Distance Canisius Java Center, N.Y.

BEFORE BC

BEFORE BC

2009 Cross Country All-Catholic Champion...2009 All-Catholic Champion in the 800m, 1600m and 3200m...2009 New York Indoor 1600m State Champion...holds school records in outdoor 1600m and 3200m events...also played soccer for Canisius.

Named to the First Team All-Section and First Team All-County his senior season...Qualified for the New York State Championships in the 3k... anchored high school record-setting distance medley relay team...was a captain on the varsity soccer team.

PERSONAL

PERSONAL

Born on December 3, 1990...enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...son of David and Susan Hamm... has four siblings named Ben, Joelle, Greg and Kelsey

Born May 19, 1991...enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...son of Michael and Loretta Kane...has a younger brother named Chris.

Jack Linehan

freshman

Freshman Middle Distance Crested Butte Crested Butte, Co.

BEFORE BC

Named to All-Conference Teams in his junior and senior seasons...Was a team captain as a senior...Set high school records in the 800 and 1600 events...Also awarded the Titan Award which signifies excellent leadership, sportsmanship and academic excellence...played soccer and baseball as well in high school.

PERSONAL

Born October 27, 1990...enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences as a linguistics major...son of Michael and Perdita Linehan... has two younger brothers Henry and Tommy.

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2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field

Michael Masse

Kyle Nelson

Freshman Middle Distance Saint John’s Prep. North Andover, Mass.

Freshman Sprints Pope John XXIII/ Sparta, N.J.

BEFORE BC

BEFORE BC

PERSONAL

PERSONAL

Boston Globe and Herlad All-Scholastic athlete...two-time Division-1 Class A State Champion in the 1000m...school record holder in the 1000m and 4X800m relay...2009 Tri-County League MVP...Cross Country and Track captain.

Was an All-Conference runner in high school...Won the Non-Public “A” State Championship in the 4X400...Holds the school record in the outdoor and indoor 4X400 event...Named to the Academic All-Conference team...Played Soccer and Baseball as well in high school.

Born March 22, 1991...enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences as a Political Science major...son of Scott and Hilary Masse.

Born July 24, 1991...enrolled in the College or Arts & Sciences as a economics/pre-med major...son of Carl and Erin Nelson...has a younger sister named Caroline and a younger brother named Jack.

Louis Serafini

BEFORE BC

Honored as an all-state runner all four years he was in high school...was an all-state runner twice in the 1600, once in the 1000 and once in the Intersectional Relay...holds nine school records in indoor/outdoor track, and was a five time team MVP...was a 17 time All-Section award winner in cross country and outdoor/indoor track...also won the Principal’s award in 2009 and graduated with honors.

PERSONAL

Born on September 20, 1991...son of Rocco and Annie Serafini...has two younger sisters Helen (14) and Olivia (12)...currently undecided for a major.

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freshman

Freshman Middle Distance Niskayuna Niskayuna, N.Y.


2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field

Indoor Track & Field All-Time Top Ten List 55m (* = 60y + 0.01) 6.21* 6.37 6.40 6.41 6.41 6.44 6.45* 6.45* 6.50 6.50

Phil Hazard ‘78 Rob Davis ‘88 Waldy Clark ‘91 Mike Curry ‘81 Ray Hawkins ‘87 Jonathan Ordway ’01 Neil Green ‘78 Dave Nelson ‘79 Viggo Knudsen ‘97 Ron Hall ‘99

500m 1978 1988 1991 1980 1987 2000 1978 1978 1996 1997

5,000m Jeff Normant ’01 Dan LaFave ‘07 Eric Shaughnessy ‘98 Edwin Drakes ‘85 Fred Kirk ‘83 Mark Domaracki ’11 Rob Williams ‘93 Andre Jones ‘83 Kevin Boland ‘91 Dan MacIsaac ’05

55m Hurdles (* = 60y hand + 0.24 + 0.01)

800m (* = 880y x 0.9942)

7.55* 7.61 7.62 7.65* 7.65* 7.65* 7.75* 7.79 7.84 7.85

1:50.2* 1:50.64 1:50.6* 1:51.52p 1:52.00 1:52.16 1:52.55* 1:52.5* 1:52.71* 1:52.94

John Bykowski ‘73 Craig Coffey ‘85 Terry Moorehead ‘85 Dan Mahoney Byron Hemingway ‘77 Andre Jordan Dave Nelson ‘79 Sam Raia ‘97 Jeff Baker ‘89 Kerry Leppo

1971 1985 1983 1973 1977 1980 1978 1996 1986 1974

200m (* = 220y x 0.9942)

indoor top 10

1:03.55 1:03.89 1:03.92 1:04.10 1:04.33 1:04.85 1:05.40 1:05.40 1:05.54 1:05.84

21.90* 22.04 22.19 22.35 22.38 22.45 22.47 22.48 22.55 22.57

Rob Davis ‘88 Jonathan Ordway ’01 Ramon Neves ‘93 Viggo Knudson ‘97 Jason Swepson ‘92 Mark Domaracki ’11 Manny Fernandez ‘97 Geoff Atkins ’05 Waldy Clark ‘91 Dane Fletcher ‘94

1988 2000 1993 1996 1989 2008 1994 2002 1990 1993

Larry Jeffers ‘68 Geoff Atkins ’05 Bob Gilvey ‘65 Bennett Valencia Rob Davis ‘88 Rob Williams ‘93 Michael Burke ‘96 Mark Domaracki ’11 Eric Shaughnessy ‘98 Bill Charland ‘74

1968 2003 1965 1999 1985 1993 1994 2009 1995 1973

2:22.4 2:23.29 2:23.3 2:24.64 2:24.94 2:24.96 2:25.56 2:26.29 2:26.38 2:26.48

Keith Francis ‘76 Brian Murphy ‘93 Tom Horton ‘80 Tom Hunt ‘96 Tom Carleo ‘87 Keith Yuen ‘93 Terry Dugan ‘89 Frank DiVittorio Jamahl Prince ‘92 Brendan Collins

1975 1992 1980 1994 1987 1992 1989 2005 1990 2008

Mile 4:03.26 4:04.6 4:04.6 4:04.7 4:05.0 4:06.02 4:06.86 4:06.9 4:06.9 4:07.0

Patrick Mellea ’08 Tom Horton ‘80 Brian Murphy ‘93 Keith Yuen ‘93 Keith Francis ‘76 Chris Georgules ‘95 Justin Burdon ‘01 Charlie Diehl ‘73 Bill Gajewski ‘78 Jack McDonald ‘73

2007 1980 1991 1993 1976 1995 2000 1971 1978 1972

Chris Georgules ‘95 Joe Rocha ‘88 John Clopeck ‘86 Keith Yuen ‘93 Patrick Mellea ’08 Justin Burdon ‘01 Dermot Fitzpatrick ‘91 Jeremy Zagorski ’08 Mike Pieroni ‘90 Marshal Armitage ‘00

1994 1987 1985 1992 2007 2000 1990 2008 1990 2000

3000m 7:59.27 8:01.5 8:05.0 8:05.60 8:05.94 8:07.72 8:13.2 8:16.57 8:17.3 8:17.98

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14:11.65 14:16.10 14:18.99 14:19.36 14:22.42 14:28.08 14:35.25 14:35.27 14:35.3 14:35.5

John Clopeck ‘86 Fernando Braz ‘85 Chris Georgules ‘95 Dermot Fitzpatrick ‘91 Mike Pieroni ‘90 Todd Renehan ‘85 Brian Shafer ’98 Paul Plissey ‘87 Joe Rocha ‘88 Mike Hersom ‘89

1985 1983 1995 1990 1990 1983 1998 1985 1984 1988

3200m Relay (* = 2 Mile x 0.9942) 1975 1988 1980 1995 2006 2003 1979 1980 1982 1992

1000m

400m (* = 440y hand + 0.14 x 0.9942, * = 440y hand x 0.9942) 48.26 48.61 49.15* 49.29 49.35# 49.49 49.49 49.51 49.66 49.75#

Keith Francis ‘76 Terry Dugan ‘89 Tom Horton ‘80 Tom Hunt ‘96 Frank DiVittorio Vernon Mickle ’03 Mike Mullen ‘80 Bob Colby ‘83 John Cowden ‘83 Sean Mc Ellin ‘94

2001 2007 1995 1985 1982 2008 1993 1983 1989 2005

7:28.3* Goggin ‘75, Vercollone ‘77 Becker ‘76, Lowell ‘77 7:30.3* Vercollone ‘77, Lowell ‘77 Goggin ‘75, Francis ‘76 7:30.43 Mellea ’08, Zagorski ’08 Rozier Byrd ’05, Divittorio ’08 7:32.57* Mullen ‘80, Canavan ‘80 Horton ‘80, Finucane ‘79 7:32.59 Mc Ellin ‘94, Yuen ‘93 Murphy ‘93, Hampson ‘ 7:32.75* McDonald ‘73, Walsh ‘71 Catano ‘71, Diehl ‘73 7:33.32* Annese ‘84, Cowden ‘83 Corcoran ‘83, Muscato ‘85 7:33.70 Mc Ellin ‘94, Yuen ‘93 Prince ‘92, Murphy ‘93 7:34.08 Mullen ‘80, Colby ‘83 Corcoran ‘83, Horton ‘80 7:34.40 Mc Ellin ‘94, Hunt ‘96 Georgules ‘95, Keenan ‘97

1975 1975 2005 1979 1993 1971 1982 1992 1980 1994

Distance Medley (* = DMRy x 0.9942) 9:43.96 Hunt ‘96, Shaughnessy ‘98 1995 Keenan ‘97, Georgules ‘95 9:46.38* Mc Ellin ‘94, Williams ‘93 1992 Prince ‘92, Yuen ‘93 9:49.59* Hunt ‘96, Burke ‘96 1994 Georgules ‘95, Keenan ‘97 9:51.08 Mc Ellin ‘94, Williams ‘93 1992 Yuen ‘93, Prince ‘92 9:52.36 Big East Championships {Syracuse} 1993 9:52.79 J.Springer ’08, Henry ’08 2007 LaFave ’07, Mellea ‘08 9:56.1* Cowden ‘83, Kirk ‘83 1982 Walter ‘84, Wavro ‘83 9:56.49 J.Springer ’08, Akins ’10 2007 DiVittorio ’08, Zagorski ‘08 9:57.28 Rozier-Byrd ’05, Atkins ’05 2005 DiVitorrio ’08, Mellea ’08 9:57.6* Abeyta ‘85, Coffey ‘85 1982 Walter ‘84, Wavro ‘83


2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field

Indoor Track & Field All-Time Top Ten List 35 lb. Weight 72’10” 70’7” 67 7” 62’6 1/2” 61’9” 60’9 1/2” 60’2” 59’11 1/2” 59’11” 59’2”

Sean McGehearty ‘97 Mark McGehearty ‘97 Jim Kenney ’86 John Fiore ‘66 Brian Monahan ‘82 Jim Kavanaugh ‘68 Mark Christion ‘78 Joe Dray ‘76 George Desnoyers ‘63 Frank McQuade ‘74

57’4 3/4” 55’9” 54’7” 54’5” 53’7” 53’7” 53’6” 50’10” 50’9” 50’6” 50’6”

Karl Swanke ‘80 Joe Dray ‘76 Harry Krause ‘70 Mark McGehearty ‘97 Jim Browne ‘85 Mark Anken ‘90 Jim Kavanaugh ‘68 Mike Woicik ‘78 Kevin Nichols ‘90 Peter Pallozzi ‘ Al McFadden ‘81

High Jump 1997 1997 1986 1966 1982 1968 1977 1975 1963 1971

Shot Put

7’2 1/4” 7’1” 7’0” 6’11” 6’11” 6’11” 6’10” 6’8.5” 6’8” 6’7”

Triple Jump

Ken Moody ‘89 Rob Lanney ‘81 Craig Coffey ‘85 Jim Thorsen ‘81 Jim Maniscalco ‘87 Ruben Marin ‘00 Ignatius MacLellan ‘ Louis Canelli ’07 Rich Robinson ‘ Don MacAloon ‘73

1988 1981 1984 1980 1986 1999 1979 2004 1989 1973

Long Jump 1980 1975 1969 1996 1985 1988 1968 1975 1988 1979 1980

25’5 1/4” 24’9 1/4” 24’5 3/4” 24’4 1/4” 24’3 3/4” 24’1 3/4” 23’9 1/2” 23’9” 23’8 3/4” 23’7 1/2”

51’9” 49’7 3/4” 49’7 1/4” 48’11 1/2” 48’4” 47’ 4 1/4” 46’11 1/2” 46’ 1/2” 45’8” 45’ 4 ¾”

Ray Hawkins ‘87 A. Munoz-Bennett ‘83 Carlton Rowe ’00 Ken Moody ‘89 Anthony Dicosmo ’99 Brett Harris ‘93 Shariff Rudolph ‘99 Bill Marcinkiewicz ‘83 Dan Mahoney ‘ Ashley Jefferson ’05

1987 1983 1998 1988 1998 1992 1996 1983 1971 2004

Pentathlon

Ray Hawkins ‘87 George White ‘00 Rob Davis ‘87 Brett Harris ‘93 Ken Moody ‘89 Chris Nance ‘83 Ramon Neves ‘93 Ramon Johnson ‘00 Dave Nelson ‘79 Dan Mahoney ‘ Eric Scammons ‘96

1986 1997 1987 1992 1989 1983 1992 1997 1976 1974 1993

3901 3548 3333

Craig Coffey ‘85 Chris Nance ‘83 Sam Raia ‘97

1985 1982 1997

3314 3287 3153 3140 3121 3030 2956

Gabe Verdaujer ‘03 Joe DesRoches ‘87 Ken Moody ‘89 Ryan Sullivan ‘05 Jim Maniscalco ‘87 Dave Vento ‘89 Greg Stallwood ‘90

2002 1984 1988 2002 1985 1987 1987

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Outdoor Track & Field All-Time Top Ten List 100m (+ = 100m hand + 0.24) (# = 100y hand/0.9144 + 0.24) 10.56 10.64 10.70 10.73 10.74 10.74 10.84 10.85 10.85 10.85 10.85 10.85

Jeff Smith ’10 Mike Curry ‘81 Rob Davis ‘88 Ray Hawkins ‘88 Phil Hazard ‘78 Don Schneider ’73 Craig Coffey ‘85 Viggo Knudson ‘97 Larry Flynn ’63 Lou Tessier ’65 Mike Johnson ’70 Neil Green ‘79

1500m 2008 1980 1987 1987 1978 1971 1983 1996 1963 1965 1970 1979

200m (+ = 220y hand + 0.14 x 0.9942) 20.82 21.02 21.02 21.42 21.51 21.51 21.53 21.61 21.61 21.61

Larry Jeffers ‘68 Larry Flynn ‘63 Phil Hazard ‘78 Mike Curry ‘81 Craig Coffey ‘85 Jeff Smith ’10 Ramon Neves ‘93 Herb McKinley ‘ McAllister ‘55 Don Schneider ‘73

1968 1963 1977 1980 1983 2008 1993 1944 1955 1971

400m (440y hand + 0.14 x 0.9942) 46.36 47.06 47.46 47.56 47.86 47.86 48.05 48.12 48.15 48.55

Larry Jeffers ‘68 Larry Flynn ‘63 R. Gill ‘37 Herb McKinley ‘ Bob Gilvey ‘65 Mark Murray ‘70 Jim O’Brien ‘73 Mark Domaracki ’11 Jack Casey ‘68 Bennett Valencia ‘02

1968 1963 1937 1942 1965 1970 1973 2009 1967 1999

800m (* = 880y x 0.9942) 1:46.18 1:47.7 1:49.38 1:49.83 1:50.0* 1:50.4* 1:50.59 1:50.8* 1:51.0* 1:51.29

Keith Francis ‘76 Bill Martin ‘ Tom Horton ‘80 Tom Hunt ‘96 Jim Goggin ‘75 Frank Walsh ‘71 John Cowden ‘83 Leo Vercollone ‘77 Jim Owens ‘63 Frank DiVittorio ’08

1975 1976 1980 1995 1975 1971 1982 1976 1963 2007

3:40.78 3:45.44 3:46.49 3:46.87 3:47.2 3:47.59 3:47.89 3:48.0 3:48.39 3:48.--

10,000m (* = converted 6 mile x 1.0356) Keith Yuen ‘93 Brian Murphy ‘93 Chris Georgules ‘96 Patrick Mellea ’08 Tom Horton ‘80 Jeremy Zagorski ’08 Tom Carleo ‘87 Bill Gajewski ‘78 Tim Ritchie ’10 Darren Keenan ‘97

1993 1990 1995 2007 1980 2007 1987 1976 2009 1994

Keith Francis ‘76 Bill Gajewski ‘78 Charlie Diehl ‘73 Ed Becker ‘76 Bill Martin ‘ Larry Rawson ‘63 Jack McDonald ‘73 Bernie Lancaster ‘77 Phil Jutras ‘65 Robert O’Leary ‘60

1974 1978 1970 1975 1976 1963 1973 1977 1965 1960

Mile 4:00.8 4:06.1 4:06.4 4:06.4 4:06.4 4:07.0 4:07.0 4:09.0 4:09.4 4:09.6

3000m Steeplechase 8:53.1 8:53.29 9:01.0 9:03.2 9:03.63 9:04.2 9:07.81 9:09.93 9:11.6 9:11.86

Bill Norris ‘67 Todd Renehan ‘85 Dick Hayden ‘78 Jim Zabel ‘72 Brian Schafer ’99 Derek Holand ‘00 Drew Bouchard ’05 Brian Mahoney ’03 Dwight Lancaster ‘ Trevor Rozier-Byrd ’06

1967 1983 1978 1972 1998 1999 2004 2003 1981 2004

13:53.7 14:02.59 14:06.1 14:06.78 14:11.1 14:12.92 14:15.6 14:19.0 14:19.54 14:20.04

John Clopeck ‘86 Tim Ritchie ’09 Joe Rocha ‘87 Chris Georgules ‘96 Fernando Braz ‘8 Patrick Mellea ‘08 Todd Renehan ‘85 Mike Pieroni ‘89 Mark Alizzi ’07 Jamahl Prince ‘92

1986 2009 1987 1995 1985 2007 1985 1989 2007 1992

14:22.-- 14:24.80 14:25.4 14:28.2

Paul Shea ‘ Brian Shafer Dave Ward ‘ Chris Blanchet ‘88

1989 1998 1992 1988

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28:42.8 29:02.6 29:48.0 30:18.5 30:19.0 30:33.0* 30:40.5 30:45.62 30:46.31 30:48.6*

Joe Rocha ‘87 Fernando Braz ‘85 Mike Pieroni ‘89 Paul Plissey ‘87 Dermot Fitzpatrick ‘90 Bill Roach ‘78 Carl Anderson ‘82 Mark Alizzi ’07 Dave Emerson Paul Bosco ‘71

1987 1985 1989 1984 1989 1978 1981 2006 2007 1971

110m Hurdles (# = 120y hand + 0.24 + 0.02), (+ = 110m hand + 0.24) 14.71 14.76# 14.76# 14.76# 14.94+ 14.94+ 14.96# 15.14+ 15.14+ 15.24+

Terry Moorehead ‘85 Pat Lochiatto ‘55 Jim Murnane ‘56 Byron Hemingway ‘77 Andre Jordan ‘83 Dave Greenwood ‘81 John Bykowsky ‘73 Gary Jackson ‘84 Chris Nance ‘83 Rick Tyrell ‘81

1983 1955 1956 1977 1980 1980 1970 1982 1982 1980

400m Hurdles (# = 440y hand + 0.14 x 0.9942), (+ = 400m hand + 0.14) 52.20 52.40 52.43# 53.09 53.33# 53.33# 53.96 54.62 54.82# 55.04+

Troy Sempler ‘97 Fred Kirk ‘83 Dan Burke ‘71 Dave Nelson ‘79 Chuck Zailkowski ‘67 Bill Charland ‘74 Jeff Normant ’01 Rob Williams ‘93 Jim Riordan ‘71 Tim O’Neil ‘84

1997 1983 1971 1979 1967 1974 2001 1992 1971 1982

400m Relay (* = 440y hand + 0.14 x 0.9942), (+ = 400m hand + 0.14) 41.00* 41.10* 41.19* 41.19* 41.29* 41.39* 41.81 41.84+ 41.89* 42.14+

Johnson ‘70, Casey ‘68 Doherty ‘’68, Jeffers ‘68 Johnson ‘70, Casey ‘68 Doherty ‘68, Jeffers ‘68 Johnson ‘70, Casey ‘68 Doherty ‘68, Casey ‘68 Nelson ‘79, Curry ‘80 Alston ‘81, Hazzard ‘78 Green ‘77, Watts ‘77 Curry ‘80, Hazzard ‘78 Curry ‘80, Watts ‘77 Nelson ‘79, Hazzard ‘78 Greene ‘92, Harris ‘93 Williams ‘93, Neves ‘93 Grant ‘84, Lanney ‘81 Munoz-Bennett’83, Alston ‘81 Finnegan ‘82, Jordan ‘83 Alston ‘81, Curry ‘80 Finnegan ’82, Munoz-Bennett, Alston ’81, Curry ’80

1968 1968 1968 1978 1977 1977 1992 1981 1980 1981


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Outdoor Track & Field All-Time Top Ten List 1600m Relay (* = Mile x 0.9942)

Triple Jump [50’4”]

3:11.9* 3:12.6* 3:13.43 3:14.5* 3:14.6* 3:15.2* 3:15.4 3:15.8* 3:15.98 3:16.08

50’4” A. Munoz-Bennett ‘83 50’3 1/2” Samir Vincent ‘63 49’11 3/4” Ray Hawkins ‘88 48’9 ½” Anthony DiCosmo ’99 48’4” Ken Moody ‘89 47’1 1/4” Henry Keller ‘64 46’5” Kevin Morrison ‘71 45’11 1/4” Dan Mahoney ‘73 45’8” Percy Addo-Yobo ’06 45’7 ¼” Keith Normant ’04

Kopka ‘68, Zaikowski ‘67 1967 Casey ‘68, Jeffers ‘68 O’Brien ‘73, Keegan ‘73 Walsh ‘71, Catano ‘71 Harris ‘93, Neves ‘92 1992 Greene ‘92, Williams ‘93 Trovato ‘75, Charland ‘74 1974 Collins ‘76, Francis ‘76 Casey ‘68, Murray ‘70 C. O’Brien ‘68, Jeffers ‘68 Vercollone ‘77, Martin 1976 Scales, Francis ‘76 Nance ‘83, Coffey ‘85 Jones ‘83, Kirk ‘83 Ryan ‘71, O’Brien ‘73 1970 MacDonald ‘73, Murray ‘70 Atkins ‘05, Caulfield ‘07 2004 Montiero ’05, Weyr ’07 Nance ‘83, Moorehead ‘85 Jones ‘83, Kirk ‘83

3200m Relay (* = 2 Mile x 0.9942) 7:29.2* 7:32.34 7:33.29

Vercollone ‘77, Lowell ‘77 Goggin ‘75, Francis ‘76 McKenzie ’02, Wallace ’03 Mickle ’03, MacIssac ’05 Mellea ’08, Zagorski ’08 LaFave ’07, DiVittorio ‘07

1975 2002

Ray Hawkins ‘88 Brett Harris ‘93 Rob Davis ‘88 George White ‘00 Henry Keller ‘64 Dan Mahoney ‘73 Frank Ziemetz ‘40 Chris Nance ‘83 Ken Moody ‘89 Matt Adetula ‘12

Ken Moody ‘89 Rob Lanney ‘81 Jim Maniscalco ‘87 Ruben Marin ‘00 Craig Coffey ‘85 Ignatius MacLellan ‘80

1988 1981 1985 1999 1982 1980

6’8” 6’6” 6’5”

Jim Thorsen ‘81 Don McAloon ‘73 Lou Canelli ’07 Clarence Flahive ‘24

1979 1973 2004 1924

Pole Vault [14’9”]

1988 1992 1988 1997 1964 1973 1940 1983 1988 2009

Javelin [206’1 1/2”] 206’1 1/2” 204’ 202’10” 202’5”

Ben Kocarnik ’09 John Mulroy ‘78 Jason Mayer John Curley ‘70 Karl Swanke ‘80 Louis Kirouac ‘60 Bill Mahoney ‘75

2009 1978 2004 1970 1980 1960 1974

180’5” 172’7” 169’7” 165’4” 157’4” 154’0” 153’8” 153’3” 152’6” 151’0”

1997 1997 1985 1966 1982 1966 1970 1963 1976 1978

Mike Woicik ‘78 Jim Kavanaugh ‘68 Kevin Nichols ‘91 Al Murro ‘41 Jim Browne ‘85 Joe Dray ‘76 Mark Christian ‘78 Rich Alexander ‘81 Dan Tannacito ‘63 Karl Swanke ‘80

1976 1968 1989 1941 1985 1976 1978 1981 1963 1980

Shot Put [57’11 3/4”] 57’11 3/4” 56’7” 56’0” 55’11” 55’5 3/4” 53’8 1/4” 53’4” 52’2 1/2” 50’7” 50’6”

Jim Browne ‘85 Harry Krause ‘70 Joe Dray ‘76 Jim Kavanaugh ‘68 Karl Swanke ‘80 Mark McGehearty ‘97 Dimitri Zaitz ‘37 A. Sisti ‘42 Al McFadden ‘81 Tony Bierne’02

1985 1970 1976 1968 1980 1997 1936 1942 1980 2002

Decathlon [6802] 6802 6331 5250

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Mark McGehearty ‘97 Sean McGehearty ‘97 Jim Kenney ‘86 John Fiore ‘66 Brian Monahan ‘82 Jim Kavanaugh ‘68 Harry Krause ‘70 George Desnoyers ‘63 Joe Dray ‘76 Mark Christian ‘78

Jim Kavanagh ’68 Gabriel Verdaguer Ryan Sullivan ’05

1968 2001 2002

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26’6” 25’7” 25’2 1/2” 24’10” 24’1 1/4” 23’11” 23’10 1/2” 23’10” 23’8” 23’5 1/4”

7’1 3/4” 7’1” 7’0” 6’11 1/2” 6’11” 6’10”

14’9” 14’1” 14’ ½”

230’4” 224’6” 211’3” 202’10” 202’0” 199’11” 196’0” 194’1 1/2” 188’0” 187’6”

Discus [180’5”]

High Jump [7’1 3/4”]

2007

Long Jump [26’6”]

Hammer [230’4” (70.20m)] 1983 1963 1986 1998 1988 1964 1971 1975 2003 2003


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Boston College Olympians Harold Connolly Arguably one of the best athletes to call Boston College home, Harold Connolly won 12 national titles with the Eagles, including nine in the hammer throw and three indoors in the 35-pound weight throw. After graduating in 1952, he became the first American to throw over 200 feet at 201’5” and later set the world record at 224’10”. At the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, Connolly captured the gold medal by beating long-time world record holder Mikhail Krivonosov of Russia. Following his success in Melbourne, he continued on his stellar path and cemented himself as one of the greatest throwers in American history and that the world has ever seen. He broke the world record seven times in his career and competed in three more Olympics. He finished eighth in Rome in 1960, sixth in Tokyo in 1964, and participated in the Games in 1968 in Mexico City. After he retired from competition, Connolly became the director of United States Chapters Programs where he oversaw the management of the Special Olympics American franchises. The William Howard Taft School (where Connolly went to high school) in nearby Brighton, at the intersection of Warren and Cambridge streets, has honored Connolly with a statue in front of its main doors. His legacy as one of the greatest hammer throwers of all-time will be visible in Brighton and Boston College forever.

Throughout the 20th century, numerous athletes with ties to Boston College represented the Eagles at the highest level. From Chestnut Hill to destinations like Paris, Tokyo, and Melbourne, Boston College has a rich history of producing Olympic talent.

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Boston College Olympians James Driscoll Driscoll was known as “Mr. Boston College” in the 1920s. He was the New England, Eastern, and IC4A 440-yard dash champion and set a world record in the indoor quarter-mile in 1920. He was Boston College’s first All-America runner (1920) and competed in the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, France.

Dimitri Zaitz Zaitz broke all existing Boston College records in the shot put and established a New England record of 51’6” in the event. He won the AAU Championship and was a two-time United States champion in the shot put and finished sixth in the event in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Zaitz also played football at The Heights as a guard, lettering from 1933-35.

Samir Vincent Vincent was a superb athlete who competed in high jump, long jump, triple jump, hurdles, discus, and javelin while at Boston College. He was instrumental in BC’s first-ever regional championship in 1962.

James Driscoll and Jack Ryder

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Vicnent was the eastern collegiate triple jump champion in 1962 and earned AllAmerica honors after finishing third at the National Championships. Vincent competed in the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Frank Hussey Frank Hussey won a gold medal as part of the 4x100m relay team at the 1924 Olympics in Paris. A high school sensation from New York City, he ran the first leg of the race and beat gold medal winner Harold Abrahams of Great Britain.

Jack Ryder Throughout a coaching lifetime of dedication, guidance, and love, he molded the Boston College track and field program into a builder of champions, into a builder of men. Revered by his athletes, respected by his peers, he stood as a brilliant personification of every quality that serves to enrich and enhance intercollegiate athletics. He was selected head coach of the U.S. Olympic Track Team in 1928 and the Boston College Outdoor Track was dedicated in his honor in 1955. Ryder was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1970.

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Boston College NCAA Champions Sean McGehearty NCAA Champion in the 35-pound weight – 1997

Keith Francis

NCAA Champion in the 1000m – 1975 All-American in the half-mile and ranked No. 2 in the nation – 1975 Holds the school record in the mile at 4:00.80 Represented the United States in many high caliber meets Competed in the 1976 Olympic trials

George Desnoyers NCAA Champion in the hammer throw – 1963 Two-time All-American – 1962 & 1963

Jim Kavanaugh NCAA Champion in the hammer throw – 1968 School record holder in the decathlon – 6,802

John Fiore

George Desnoyers

Keith Francis

John Fiore

ncaa Champions

Two-time NCAA Champion in the hammer throw – 1965 & 1966 One of the highest scoring in BC history

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Boston College All-Americans John Clopeck

First BC student-athlete to achieve All-America status in cross country All-American in the 5000m – 1986 Established four indoor track records in 1500m, 3000m, two-mile, and 5000m Holds the school record in the outdoor 5000m at 13:53.70

George Desnoyers

Jim Kenny

Two-time All-American in the 35-pound weight – 1985 & 1986

Bill Martin

All-American in the 800m – 1976

Mark McGehearty

NCAA Champion in the hammer throw – 1963 Two-time All-American – 1962 & 1963

Seven-time NCAA All-American Two-time U.S. Junior champion 10th at U.S. Outdoor Nationals as a sophomore 1996 BIG EAST Champion Holds school hammer throw record at 230’04”

James W. Driscoll

BC’s first All-American runner – 1920 “Mr. Boston College Track” Set world record in the indoor quarter-mile 1924 Olympian

Sean McGehearty

NCAA Champion in the 35-pound weight – 1997 All-American in the 35-pound weight and hammer throw – 1996

John Fiore

Two-time NCAA Champion in the hammer throw – 1965 & 1966 One of the highest scoring in BC history

Jose Rocha

Cross Country All-American – 1987 All-American in the 10,000m – 1987 Holds school record in the 10,000m at 28:42.80

Keith Francis

All-American in the half-mile and ranked No. 2 in the nation – 1975 Holds the school record in the mile at 4:00.80 Represented the United States in international meets ad competed in the 1976 Olympic trials

Samir Vincent

Christopher Georgules

Keith Yuen

Triple Jump All-American – 1962 1964 Iraqi Olympian

All-American in cross country – 1992 All-American in the 3000m – 1992 Holds the school record in the 1500m at 3:40.78

Dick “Red” Gill

All-American in the 440m dash – 1937

Dimitri Zaitz

All-American in the shot put – 1937

Jim Kavanaugh

NCAA Champion in the hammer throw – 1968 All-American in the 35-pound weight – 1967 School record holder in the decathlon – 6,802

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All-American in cross country – 1995 Two-time All-American in the 3000m – 1994 & 1995


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Track & Field

Cross Country

BIG EAST Champions

NCAA ALL-AMERICANS

Individual 1985 1987

1984 1987 1992 1995

John Clopeck Joe Rocha

New England Champions

BIG EAST CHAMPIONS

Team

(1979-2004)

1924 1984 1992

Individual 1984 1987

Individual 1924 1984 2008

John Clopeck Joe Rocha Keith Yuen Christopher Georgules

George Lemond John Clopeck David Emerson

NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONS Team 1924 1984 1992

BIG EAST OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMER 1986 Jim Kenny 1997 Mark McGehearty

John Clopeck Joe Rocha

Individual

First, Hammer Throw Second, Hammer Throw Fourth, Shot Put Sixth, Discus

1924 1984

George Lemond John Clopeck

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BOSTON COLLEGE MEN’S EAGLE OF THE YEAR 1977 1980 1981 1983 1988 1992 1997

Byron Hemingway Tom Horton Rob Lanney Adrian Munoz-Bennett Joe Rocha Keith Yuen Mark McGehearty, Sean McGehearty

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2009-10 Men’s cross country and track & field Anne and Gene DeFilippo cemented their commitment to Boston College by announcing their pledge of $100,000 to endow a scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a female student-athlete who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and financial need. In athletics competition, DeFilippo has overseen some of the most successful seasons in Boston College Athletics history. During the 2008-09 season, the football team appeared in a school-record 10th consecutive bowl game and made a second consecutive trip to the ACC Championship Game. In 2008, the men’s ice hockey team won its third national championship, and the men’s soccer team captured both the ACC regular-season and tournament championships and entered the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament as the overall No. 1 seed. From 1993-97, DeFilippo served as director of athletics at Villanova University. He served as Associated Director of Athletics at the University of Kentucky from 1987-93, Director of Athletics at the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg from 1984-87 and Director of Administrative Services at Vanderbilt University from 1983-84.

Gene DeFilippo Director of Athletics

Under DeFilippo’s leadership, Boston College student-athletes’ achievements in the classroom have become an immense source of pride for the University and its supporters. Last year, 363 BC student-athletes maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or better, earning the Athletic Director’s Award for Academic Excellence. BC’s graduation rate for all student-athletes has consistently ranked in the nation’s top ten. DeFilippo initiated an impressive overhaul of BC’s athletics facilities that includes new football practice facilities, a total renovation of Conte Forum, including a new sound system, floor and video boards, new soccer, field hockey and lacrosse facilities on the Newton campus, new Field Turf for Alumni Stadium, and an air-inflated bubble to cover the stadium turf to provide an indoor practice facility for all sports during the winter months. DeFilippo was instrumental in raising money to build the privately funded $27 million, 72,000-square-foot Yawkey Athletics Center, which houses the football program, the Office of Learning Resources for Student-Athletes, and a large function area for general University use. After football moved into the Yawkey Center, BC undertook a multi-million dollar renovation Conte Forum to provide additional locker room and office space for many of BC’s 31 varsity sports. DeFilippo renamed the Athletics Association’s fundraising arm (formerly Blue Chips) in honor of longtime Athletics Director Bill Flynn. Alumni, parents and friends of Boston College Athletics contributed $18 million in 2008-09, the third-highest total in BC Athletics history and 50 percent more than just four years ago. The 4,600 donors to the Flynn Fund prove that there is strength in numbers; nearly 700 alumni, parents and friends have given to BC Athletics for at least 10 consecutive years.

A 1973 graduate of Springfield College with a Bachelor of Science degree, DeFilippo earned three varsity letters as a quarterback in football during his undergraduate career. He received a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Tennessee in 1974. DeFilippo and his wife, Anne, are the parents of three children – Christine Eldred (recently married to Matt Eldred), a guidance counselor; John, assistant quarterbacks coach for the New York Jets, and Mary, marketing and sales coordinator for Fenway Sports Group.

The DeFilippo File

Years School 1973-74 Tennessee 1975-79 Youngstown State 1980-82 Vanderbilt 1983-84 Vanderbilt 1984-87 University of South Carolina-Spartanburg 1987-93 Kentucky 1993-97 Villanova 1997-present Boston College

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Position Graduate Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football coach Director of Administrative Services Director of Athletics Assistant, Associate Director of AthleticsExternal Operations Director of Athletics Director of Athletics

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Since Gene DeFilippo became Director of Athletics in September of 1997, he has led the BC athletics program to an unprecedented period of innovation, growth, fundraising, athletic and academic success. He also led the program through one of the most significant periods in its history as it transitioned to full membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

His coaching experience includes three years as offensive backfield coach at Vanderbilt (1980-82), which included the 1982 Hall of Fame Bowl. From 1975-79, he was offensive coordinator at Youngstown State University, during which time the team won two consecutive MidContinent Conference championships, 197879. In 1973-74, he was graduate assistant football coach for the University of Tennessee, coaching in the 1973 Gator Bowl and 1974 Liberty Bowl.


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Gilette Stadium

Home of the New England Patriots CITY OF BOSTON

BC is located on the doorstep of one of America’s great cities, a center of culture and education for three centuries. With its unmatched history and present-day status as the cultural, educational and commercial center of New England, Boston has garnered a well-deserved reputation as one of the truly great cities in America and, indeed, in the world. Boston, the capital of Massachusetts and largest city in the six-state region, is perhaps best know for its plethora of top-notch colleges and universities. It also famous for a wide array of professional and amateur sports options and an appealing proximity to some of the Northeast’s finest vacationing spots.

EDUCATION

With hundreds of colleges and universities in Massachusetts, including some 50-plus in greater Boston, the area sports the world’s most concentrated collection of such institutions. Many of the country’s top universities, including Boston College, are located in New England.

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Home of the Boston Red Sox HISTORY

Bostonians led the charge for freedom in the Revolutionary War, as the so-called “Minutemen” – bolstered by such eminent patriots as Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and John Hancock – fought and died for this country’s independence.

REGION

Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, scenic islands off the coast of Massachusetts, are well-known for their bike trails, historic lighthouses and meandering beaches. The “arm: of Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod serves as a relaxing summer haven for thousands of Bostonians, New Englanders and others.

SPORTS

In addition to a wide array of college sports, the Boston area is a hub of professional sports passion. The Boston Red Sox capture the imagination of the region year-round. The New England Patriots have won three Super Bowl championships in the last six years. The NBA’s Boston Celtics are widely considered the most successful and storied team in the history of sport, having won an unparalleled 16 world championships. The Boston Bruins were one of the NHL’s six original franchises.

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COLLEGE

Boston College was founded in 1863 by the Society of Jesus to serve the sons of Boston’s Irish immigrants. It was the first institution of higher education to be founded in the city of Boston. Today, it is one of the foremost universities in the nation, with a coeducational enrollment of 14,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Boston College has drawn students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries. Boston College has grown not just in size, but also in stature and diversity. Today, it is ranked among the top 34 national universities by US News & World Report. Its Graduate School of Social Work is listed among the nation’s top 15, also by US News, while the graduate programs of its Lynch School of Education are among the top 20 and its Connell School of Nursing and Law School are among the top 30. In addition, eight undergraduate programs of the Carroll School of Management placed among the top 10 in the nation according to BusinessWeek, with accounting placing first in its category. Boston College is among the nation’s most selective universities, with nearly 30,000 applications received for its 2,250-member Class of 2013, and is numbered among the top American private research universities. After more than a century of growth and evolution, Boston College holds fast to the ideals that inspired its Jesuit founders. The University today remains focused on its mission of helping students to develop their minds and talents while providing them with the motivation and compassion to use those talents in the service of others. “Deeply rooted in its Catholic and Jesuit origins, Boston College offers an education that is distinctive in spirit and content, that is doubly rich with the best of human thought and with the profound insights of faith,” writes Reverend William P. Leahy, SJ, who assumed the presidency of Boston College in 1996. “We believe that Boston College provides a transforming experience for young men and women.” A continued expression of this philosophy, based on the Jesuit principle of cura personalis, or care for the individual, is the faculty’s dedication to teaching. BC faculty members have been honored for their teaching by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education, while the University’s overall commitment to teaching has been ranked among the nation’s top 20, also by US News & World Report. A Boston College education focuses not only on intellectual development, but also on personal, spiritual and physical development. Students are asked to use their abilities, education and acquired skills to help others in need, whether in Boston or Belize. Each year, more than 5,000 undergraduates give some 375,000 hours of community service in the Boston area, while more than 650 students trade vacation for service during Spring Break. Nearly 2,000 students take part in retreats and spiritual formation activities annually. Today, the Boston College motto “ever to excel” also extends to a broad array of extracurricular activities and opportunities ranging from sports to the arts. Athletics is integral to the University’s focus on the development of the whole person in body as well as in mind and spirit. BC offers 31 men’s and women’s varsity sports, all of which compete at the NCAA Division I level, and annually has one of the highest graduation rates in Division IA. BC offers a wide variety of resources that enrich intellectual and cultural life beyond the campus gates. Among these are the Jesuit Institute; Center for Ignatian Spirituality; Center for Catholic Education; Church in the 21st Century Center; Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life; Center for Human Rights and International Justice; Center for Christian-Jewish Learning; Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics; Center on Wealth and Philanthropy; Center for Retirement Research; Sloan Center on Aging and Work; Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation and Educational Policy; TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center; Center for International Higher Education; Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections; Robsham Theater Arts Center; McMullen Museum of Art; Center for Child, Family and Community Partnerships; Center for Corporate Citizenship; Center for Work and Family; Center for Irish Programs; Urban Ecology Institute and Weston Observatory.

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3/20/10

Northeastern Spring Open

Dedham, Mass.

All Day

3/26/10

NC State Relays

Raleigh, N.C.

All Day

Stanford Invitational

Palo Alto, CA

All Day

NC State Relays

Raleigh, N.C.

All Day

Stanford Invitational

Palo Alto, CA

All Day

4/02/10

Florida Relays

Gainesville, Fla.

All Day

4/03/10

Florida Relays

Gainesville, Fla.

All Day

4/10/10

UMass Invitational

Amherst, Mass.

All Day

4/15/10

ACC Championships

Clemson, S.C.

All Day

4/16/10

ACC Championships

Clemson, S.C.

All Day

4/17/10

ACC Championships

Clemson, S.C.

All Day

4/22/10

Penn Relays

Philadelphia, Pa.

All Day

4/23/10

Penn Relays

Philadelphia, Pa.

All Day

4/24/10

Penn Relays

Philadelphia, Pa.

All Day

4/25/10

Brown Invitational

Providence, R.I.

All Day

5/01/10

Payton Jordan Cardinal Inv.

Palo Alto, CA

All Day

5/07/10

New England Championships

Boston, Mass.

All Day

5/08/10

New England Championships

Boston, Mass.

All Day

5/14/10

Georgia Tech Invitational

Atlanta, Ga.

All Day

IC4A Championships

Princeton, N.J.

All Day

Georgia Tech Invitational

Atlanta, Ga.

All Day

IC4A Championships

Princeton, N.J.

All Day

5/16/10

IC4A Championships

Princeton, N.J.

All Day

5/28/10

NCAA East Regionals

TBA

All Day

5/29/10

NCAA East Regionals

TBA

All Day

3/27/10

5/15/10


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