WASHINGTON – The Catholic University of America men's track & field team competed in its penultimate meet before the Landmark Championships and put forth a strong effort at the Messiah Invitational as the Cardinals finished sixth in a field of 18 teams.
Rookie runner Cosmo Pirozzi had one of top performances of the day with a second-place finish in the 800 as he crossed the finish line in 1:57.72. Pirozzi was less than a second behind Messiah senior Nate Pardoe.
Junior sprinter Brian Seward showed his speed with a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter dash as he shaved .46 off his seed time at 22.39. He also added a top-10 performance in the 400 with a time of 52.27.
Junior middle-distance runner Patrick Jones chipped in a fifth-place finish in the 1,500 with a time of 4:05.24.
Marcelino went on to a strong field day as he took fifth in the triple jump at 13.51 meters as well as fifth in the long jump with a mark of 6.12. He also added a height of 1.88 meters in the high jump; good for sixth overall.
The Cardinals will get a two-week break with Easter Sunday next week before going cross-town to Gallaudet for the Bison Invitational on Saturday, April 22, the final tuneup before the Landmark Championships.
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