and Women's Track and Field season
The 2002 Holy Cross men's and women's track and field programs
enjoyed outstanding outdoor seasons to wrap up the 2001-2002
school year. At the Patriot League Championship, the men's
team posted the highest finish in school history, while the
women's team finished in sixth place. Both teams boasted
members that had earned Patriot League Scholar Athletes of
the Year and National Academic All-American titles.
The men's team had several athletes record exceptional performances
during the course of the season, including Daniel M. Conti
'03 (Hubbardston, Mass.) who broke two College records.
Conti racked up 6,625 points in the decathlon at the Crusades
Multi-Event meet to qualify for the IC4A championships and
break a 44-year old school record. Conti also set a new mark
in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 14.68. He was
named Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field Scholar Athlete
of the Year and a Second Team National Verizon Academic All-American.
Conti earned First Team All-Patriot League honors after winning
the 110-meter high hurdles at the outdoor championships.
In the same meet, he placed fourth in the 400-meter intermediate
hurdles. Conti's performances highlighted what proved to
be an outstanding championship meet for the men's team.
Dwayne A. Henclewood '04 (Jamaica) placed second
in the discus with a toss of 171'9, while teammate Sean
J. McCarthy '03 (Chelmsford, Mass.) placed second in
the 10,000-meter run with a time of 31:27.73.
At the New England championships, Conti led the way, once
again, by placing third in the 110-meter high hurdles. McCarthy
placed third in the 10,000 meter run. Henclewood placed fourth
in the discus while Joseph P. Robertson '02 (Smithfield,
R.I.) placed sixth in the decathlon with 5,019 points. As
a team, Holy Cross tied for 16th overall out of 32 teams
that competed at the New England Championships.
In the final meet of the spring, the IC4A championships,
Conti placed seventh overall in the decathlon with 6,581
points. Henclewood joined Conti at the championship, placing
16th in the discus event.
The women's team also had several athletes record great
performances, led by the 2002 Crusader of the Year, Emily
K. Hogan '02 (Northboro, Mass.). Hogan became only the
sixth woman in Holy Cross history to win the Crusader of
the Year Award; she was the second female track and field
athlete (Lynn Liberatore '95). For the second consecutive
year, Hogan was named the Patriot League Women's Outdoor
Track and Field Scholar Athlete of the Year, becoming the
second athlete in conference history (Lauren Gubicza, Fordham
University) to win the award twice in their careers. Hogan's
second award came after winning the 10,000 meter run at the
outdoor championships. Her time of 36:51.20 set a new Patriot
League championship record. In addition, Hogan was selected
as a Third Team National Verizon Academic All-American.
Elizabeth Liotta '03 (Huntington, N.Y.) set a school
record in the triple jump with a leap of 36'2. The
effort was good for third place at the league championship
meet. Bethany L. Miczek '05 (Leicester, Mass.) and Andrea
M. Madden '04 (Reading, Mass.) placed sixth in their
events to help the Holy Cross effort. Miczek recorded a time
of 66.39 in the 400 intermediate hurdles, while Madden notched
a throw of 38'2.75 in the shot put.
At the New England Championships, Hogan again led the women's
effort placing fifth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of
17:28.74. Corinne E. Butova '05 (Feeding Hills, Mass.)
also had a great performance placing second in the 10,000-meter
run with a time of 38:44.50, her personal best for the season.
The two Crusaders' performances helped Holy Cross place 17th
out of the 32 teams entered in the competition.
Hogan carried her momentum into the ECAC Championships the
following weekend. As the lone female runner from Holy Cross,
she performed admirably, placing sixth in the 10,000-meter
run with a season-best time of 36:14.20.
The performances at the IC4A/ECAC Championships helped cap
off another successful season for both the men's and women's
track and field programs.