WORCESTER, Mass. The Quinnipiac University men's outdoor track team ran at Holy Cross Wednesday afternoon at Hart Track. Sophomore Alex Mako (North Andover, Mass.) set a personal-best time by more than two seconds in the 400-meter race as crossed in 53.44, finishing just behind senior Steve Pilch (Medford Lakes, N.J.). Pilch finished eighth with a time of 53.06. The meet also featured the University of New Hampshire, Worcester State, Rhode Island and Holy Cross.
Freshman Andrew Sullivan (Ellington, Conn.) posted a season-best time of 9:55.83 in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Sullivan finished second overall, almost eight seconds faster than the third-place finisher from Holy Cross.
In the 800-meter race, freshman Sean Ramsey (Southbury, Conn.) was the top Quinnipiac finisher. Ramsey posted a time of 1:58.34, good for fifth place overall. Senior Chris Foster (Mystic, Conn.) finished directly behind Ramsey in sixth with a time of 2:00.56, while freshman John Healy (Middletown, N.J.) finished in eighth in a personal-best time of 2:00.63.
Freshman John Beckshaw (Medford, Mass.) finished sixth in the 5000-meter race. Beckshaw crossed the line in 15:43.80, two spots ahead of sophomore Addison Pellerano (Surry, Maine). Pellerano finished eighth in the event with a time of 15:52.73.
"We used a small group today, but everyone ran well," said Head Coach Shawn Green. "It was one of our best meets this season and was something we can build on heading into the conference meets."
Quinnipiac returns to action on Thursday, April 23, at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Penn. Thursday's meet will feature two men's runners competing in individual races. John Greenlaw (Hampstead, N.H.) will run in the 10,000 meters, while Dan Roark (Dracut, Mass.) will run in the 5000-meter race. It will be the first time competing at the Penn Relays for either runner.
The women's track team will also be sending three runners to the first day of competition at the Penn Relays. Senior Lindsey Pierret (Morristown, N.J.) will run at the meet for the third time in her career as she will represent the Bobcats in the 10,000 meters. Abbey Gosling (Meredith, N.H.) will run in the 3000-meter steeplechase after competing in the 10,000 meters last year. Freshman Morgan Roche (Clifton Park, N.Y.) will represent Quinnipiac in the 3000 meters. Roche will be running in her second Penn Relays after racing on her high school's Distance Medley Relay team at the meet last spring.