Distance Runners Highlight Day One of Duke Invitational

Daniel Zawalich

Robert Massey

Zawalich and Massey turn in top five finishes to highlight Skyhawk entries

DURHAM, N.C. (April 5, 2013) – Distance events ruled the day for the Stonehill College men's track & field team while competing at the Duke University Invitational at Wallace Wade Stadium today.

Sophomore All-American Daniel Zawalich (Paxton, Mass./St. John's of Shrewsbury) finished fifth overall and third among collegiate runners in the 1500-meter run with his time of 3:54.35. Senior Tim Johnson (Thomaston, Conn./Thomaston) placed 12th in 3:56.54, while classmate Sam Spencer (Seekonk, Mass./Seekonk) was 18th in 3:59.31. Senior All-American Sean Hanlon (Georgetown, Mass./St. John's Prep) finished 27th in 4:02.90.

Freshman Robert Massey (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) established a school record and placed fourth in the 3000-meter run with his time of 8:56.13. Junior Scott Waller (Andover, Mass./Andover) finished seventh in 9:01.56.

Junior Paul Cina (Pembroke, Mass./Pembroke) finished third in the B section of the 5000-meter run with a time of 14:46.80. Classmate Trent Fontanella (Pelham, N.H./Bishop Guertin) placed seventh in 14:52.63. Sophomore Daniel Gordon (Plymouth, Mass./Plymouth North) finished fifth in the C section of the 5000-meter run with his time of 15:26.87. Classmate Bryan Wilcox (Plantsville, Conn./Southington) finished ninth in 15:31.72.

Junior Stephen Leonard (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) finished seventh in the 10,000-meter run with his time of 31:51.00.

Junior Taylor Viotto (Washington, N.J./Warren Hills) placed eighth in the javelin throw with his distance of 169-feet, 2-inches.

Other Stonehill Highlights Include:

Sophomore Daniel Cormier (Methuen, Mass./Methuen) placed 13th in the hammer throw with his distance of 130-feet even.

Junior Tyler Moules (Billerica, Mass./Billerica) finished 19th in the 400-meter hurdles with his time of 57.71-seconds. Senior Daniel Padilla (Bronx, N.Y./Mount Saint Michael Academy) finished 26th in 1:04.16.

The Duke Invitational continues with day two on Saturday starting at 9 a.m.

For the latest on Stonehill Athletics, follow the Skyhawks via social media on Twitter and Facebook. Fans can also download the Stonehill Skyhawks mobile app on iTunes and the Android Market.