Brown, Haggerty Finish First to Lead Track & Field

By Sam Higuera

POUGHKEEPSIE – The Marist men’s track & field team delivered stellar individual performances at Friday’s Vassar Twilight. The Red Foxes did particularly well in the field events, with two student-athletes securing first-place finishes.

Noah Brown vaulted a season best 4.25 meters (13 feet, 11.25 inches) in the pole vault to finish first. Simon Advento finished right behind him in second with a personal best height of 3.80 meters (12 feet, 5.5 inches).

In the javelin throw, Liam Haggerty captured first place with a personal best toss of 44.49 meters (145 feet, 11 inches). Derek Paolella secured third place with a personal best throw of 40.43 meters (132 feet, 7 inches).

Chris Paxis claimed second place in the 800-meter run, finishing in a season best time of 1:54.32. Matthew Ferreri (1:56.20, 4th) ran a personal best and Tyler Perry (1:57.01, 5th) ran a season best to give the Red Foxes three top-five finishers in the race.

With a personal best time of 4:04.38 in the 1,500-meter run, Alexander Ushchak finished in third place.

Kevin Lee gave Marist another third-place finisher as he set a new personal best of 6.56 meters (21 feet, 6.25 inches) in the long jump.

Vassar College April Invitational
Poughkeepsie, NY
Friday, April 26, 2024
800-meter run
2-Chris Paxis 1:54.32 – season best
4-Matthew Ferreri 1:56.20 – personal best
5-Tyler Perry 1:57.01 – season best
6-Raffi Buchakjian 1:58.05 – personal best
10-Ian Wiesinger 2:00.18 – personal best
13-Marcel Stewart 2:00.77 – personal best
1,500-meter run
3-Alexander Ushchak 4:04.38 – personal best
4-Dennis Love 4:07.56
5-John Ignacz 4:12.62
5,000-meter run
8-Ryan Wisker 15:38.66 – personal best
9-Alexander Pattison 15:39.78 – personal best
14-Pierce Francis 15:56.00
16-Dylan Perkinson 15:59.24 – season best
18-Thomas Cavuoto 16:00.57 – personal best
20-Anthony Citera 16:12.02 – personal best
1,600-meter relay
4-Marist (Tyler Perry 53.12, Kevin Lee 53.41, Matthew Ferreri 54.865, Christopher Paxis 52.165) 3:34.08
1-Liam Haggerty 44.49 meters (145 feet, 11 inches) – personal best
3-Derek Paolella 40.43 meters (132 feet, 7 inches) – personal best
Long jump
3-Kevin Lee 6.56 meters (21 feet, 6.25 inches) – personal best
Pole vault
1-Noah Brown 4.25 meters (13 feet, 11.25 inches) – season best
2-Simon Advento 3.80 meters (12 feet, 5.5 inches) – personal best
Team standings
5th place (of 9), 82 points

Marist track & field will compete in the 2024 MAAC Outdoor Championships at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, on Saturday, May 4th, and Sunday, May 5th.

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