BOSTON, Mass. - The Marist men's indoor track and field team enjoyed a solid performance in Saturday's season-opening meet, the Jay Carisella Invitational hosted by Northeastern University at Boston University Track and Tennis Center.

Graduate student William Griffin (Columbia, Conn.) finished fifth in the mile, and then came back to finish third in the 800 meters. Sophomore David Marthy (Latham, N.Y.) had the Red Foxes' best finish by coming in second in the 1,000 meters, and his time of 2:32.40 was a personal best. Sophomore Bryan Buttigieg (Massapequa, N.Y.) also had a personal best in the 1,000, as his time of 2:35.52 was good for a fifth-place finish.

Competing in his first career indoor meet, freshman Alex Cunningham (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) won his preliminary heat and finished fourth overall in the 60-meter hurdles trials, and then finished eighth in the finals. He also set a personal best in the 200-meter dash. Sophomore Tyler Schwarz (Fairfield, Conn.) turned in a strong performance in the 60- and 200-meter dashes.

Marist will return to action after New Year's at the NYC Gotham Cup, which will be held at the Armory on Friday, Jan. 11.

Jay Carisella Invitational

Hosted by Northeastern University

At Boston University Track and Tennis Center

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Men's results

60-meter hurdles trials

4-Alex Cunningham 8.65

18-Robert Marone 9.81

60-meter hurdles finals

8-Alex Cunningham 8.92

60-meter dash

11-Tyler Schwarz 7.31

37-Andrew Rokoszak 7.68

200-meter dash

18-Alex Cunningham 23.26

23-Tyler Schwarz 23.38

38-Connor Dodge 24.25

400-meter dash

15-Zach Berzal 53.26

18-Marc Cenicola 53.59

21-Robert Marone 54.34

500-meter run

16-Andrew James 1:10.59

800-meter run

3-William Griffin 1:59.07

5-Frank Amoresano 2:01.73

1000-meter run

2-David Marthy 2:32.40

5-Bryan Buttigieg 2:35.52

Mile run

5-William Griffin 4:18.00

13-Mark Vuono 4:28.09

15-Billy Hild 4:37.53

5,000-meter run

15-Billy Posch 15:39.55

1,600-meter relay

9-Marist (Zach Berzal, Marc Cenicola, Connor Dodge, Frank Amoresano) 3:32.99

Long jump

14-Andrew Rokoszak 5.64 meters (18 feet, 6 inches)

19-Aaron Kippins 5.21 meters (17 feet, 1.25 inches)

Triple jump

10-Andrew Rokoszak 12.22 meters (41 feet, 1.25 inches)

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