Outdoor Track & Field Records 20 Top Ten Finishes At Bridgewater State Invitational

Outdoor Track & Field Records 20 Top Ten Finishes At Bridgewater State Invitational


Bridgewater State Invitational

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Swenson Track, Bridgewater, Mass.

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. --  The Massachusetts Maritime outdoor track & field team enjoyed one of its finest all-around performances in program history on Saturday afternoon at the Bridgewater State Invitational, as a total of 20 Buccaneers posted top 10 finishes in their respective events in the non-scoring meet.

Senior Rory O’Donnell (Somerset, Mass.) captured top honors in the triple jump (13.56 meters) while adding a third place finish in the high jump (1.83 meters) for Massachusetts Maritime, while junior Chris Sullo (Canton, Mass.) took the top honors in the high jump with a mark of 1.88 meters.  Freshman Liz Leonardi (Sandwich, Mass.) posted the other top performance on the day for the Buccaneers, as she claimed the crown in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 15:18.98.

Junior James Hutchinson (Pembroke, Mass.) placed fourth in the javelin (53.13), while sophomore Evan Balderelli (Brimfield, Mass.) notched a pair of fifth place performances in the 110 meter hurdles (18.46) and 400 meter hurdles (1:03.34), respectively.  Senior Jason McWhirter (Melvin Village, N.H.), freshman Kevin Griffin (Stoneham, Mass.) and sophomore Rob Bergonzi (Quincy, Mass.) placed fifth, sixth and eighth, respectively, in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with times of 11:42.49, 11:47.77 and 12:35.37, while junior Stephen Downs (Marshfield, Mass.) was sixth in the long jump (5.91 meters), eighth in the high jump (1.68 meters) and 10th in the triple jump (10.85 meters).

Sophomore Laura Spalt (Harwichport, Mass.) finished sixth for the Buccaneers in the 100 meters (17.82), while seniors Meredith Hall (Duxbury, Mass.) and Stephanie Lee (Acton, Mass.) added a pair of seventh place performances in the javelin (32.97 meters) and long jump (3.22 meters), respectively.  Juniors Chris Dintino (Mashpee, Mass.) and Kevin Quinn (Barrington, R.I.) placed eighth and ninth, respectively, in the hammer throw with marks of 36.95 and 35.47 meters, while senior David Cenedella (Townsend, Mass.) and freshman Robert Gratzer (Pembroke, Mass.) placed ninth and 10th, respectively, in the shot put with marks of 12.01 and 11.94 meters. 

Junior Mike Bois (Lakeville, Mass.) and senior Joseph Choiniere (Mansfield, Mass.) finished eighth and 10th, respectively, in the long jump with marks of 5.85 and 5.73 meters, while senior Ryan Buchanio (Plainville, Mass.) and sophomore Gabriel Bermudez (Guaynabo, P.R.) placed 10th in the discus (34.37 meters) and javelin (43.49 meters), respectively.

Massachusetts Maritime returns to action next Saturday morning by heading to Fitchburg, Mass. to participate in the Fitchburg State Jim Sheehan Invitational that begins at 11:00 a.m.