Stonehill Men Compete on Day Two of David Hemery Valentine Invitational

Junior All-American Nick Kirkpatrick narrowly missed the NCAA provisional qualifying standard in the mile today. (PHOTO BY SportsPix)

Kirkpatrick makes run at NCAA qualifying time in mile 

BOSTON, Mass. (February 14, 2015) – The Stonehill College men's track & field program, ranked third in this week's U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II East Regional rankings, competed on day two of the David Hemery Valentine Invitational, hosted by Boston University, at the BU Track & Tennis Center today.

Junior All-American Nick Kirkpatrick (Carmel, Indiana/Brebeuf Jesuit Prep) led the way for Stonehill by placing 53rd out of 314 entries in the one mile run with a time of 4:12.44 – just 0.01-seconds off the NCAA provisional qualifying standard.

Freshman Mark Hamalian (West Bridgewater, Massachusetts/Bridgewater-Raynham) paced Stonehill's field athletes by finishing 16th out of 65 entries in the long jump with a distance of 21-feet, 6.25-inches. Classmate Joshua Hubbell (Gloucester, Massachusetts/St. John's Prep) was 29th with a leap of 20-10.50.

Senior Teague Grubel (Phoenix, Arizona/Shadow Mountain) finished a strong 35th out of 206 entries in the 200-meter dash in 22.11-seconds and also placed 51st out of 194 competitors in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.56-seconds.

Sophomore Duncan Burleigh (Hingham, Massachusetts/Hingham) finished an impressive 43rd out of 206 entries in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:54.92, while freshman Jason Dimmick (Sutton, Massachusetts/Sutton) placed 72nd in 1:56.67.

Freshman Mark Hamalian placed an impressive 16th in the long jump on Saturday. (PHOTO BY SportsPix)

Junior Mason Griffin (Wellesley, Massachusetts/Wellesley) took 23rd place out of 67 competitors in the shot put with a distance of 47-feet, 3.50-inches. Freshman John Irving (Wareham, Massachusetts/Wareham) finished 30th with a throw of 45-00.50, while sophomore Carmen Cilfone (Falmouth, Massachusetts/Falmouth) placed 40th at 43-10.50.

Senior All-American Daniel Zawalich (Paxton, Massachusetts/St. John's of Shrewsbury) finished 59th in the field of 120 in the 3000-meter run with a time of 8:31.96, while classmate Bryan Wilcox (Plantsville, Connecticut/Southington) placed 80th in 8:42.26.

Freshman Ruddy Severino (Methuen, Massachusetts/Methuen) placed 39th out of 83 competitors in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:07.54.

Senior All-American Nick Staley (Medway, Massachusetts/BC High) placed 17th out of 39 in the high jump with a height of 6-feet, 4.75-inches.

Junior Morgan Johnson (West Newbury, Massachusetts/St. John's Prep) placed 23rd out of 63 throwers in the weight throw with a distance of 49-feet, 1.75-inches. Freshman Stefan Balestra (Lincoln, Rhode Island/Lincoln) finished 25th at 48-06.75, while senior Daniel Cormier (Methuen, Massachusetts/Methuen) was right behind him in 26th at 47-09.00.

Stonehill opens its indoor championship season next Saturday when it competes in the Northeast-10 Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at 4 p.m.

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