Newark, Del. - The Holy Family University men's and women's indoor track & field teams competed at the annual Thomson Invitational hosted by the University of Delaware on Saturday afternoon at the Delaware Field House. The field consisted of institutions from Divisions I, II and III.
On the men's side, junior Travis Perinho (Riverside, N.J./Riverside) highlighted the afternoon as he recorded the team's highest finish at the invitational. Perinho finished sixth overall in the 60-meter hurdles as he tied his career-best with a time of 8.88 seconds. He also competed in the 200-meter dash and recorded a new personal-best time as he finished the event with a time of 24.80 (52nd).
Freshman Louis Simone came away with a top-15 finish in the 400-meter dash. Simone finished 13th overall as he crossed the finish line in 53.22 seconds.
Also competing on the men's side was junior Thomas Mandese (Woodridge, N.J./Bergen Catholic) who participated in the 60-meter dash and the shot put events. Mandese finished 12th overall in the shot put as he recorded a distance of 42'08.00” (13.00m). In the 60-meter dash, Mandese finished in a time of 8.22 seconds (61st) to record a new career-best.
In the one-mile run, senior John Hill (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern) finished 26th overall as he finished the event in a time of 4:45.70, while fellow classmate David Richardson (Fairless Hills, Pa.) recorded a time of 5:04.73 (48th).
On the women's side, freshman Jennifer Boyle (Monroe Woodbury, N.Y./Monroe Woodbury) competed in the 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash for the first time this season. Boyle recorded a time of 29.20 (49th) seconds in the 200 and finished 21st overall in the 400 with a time of 1:04.49.
Freshman Lisa Abramski (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) also competed in two events, including the 60-meter hurdles and the long jump. Abramski finished just shy of breaking her career-best (10.23) time in the 60-meter hurdles as she recorded a time of 10.25 seconds to finish 29th overall. In the long jump, Abramski recorded a distance of 13'00.75” (3.98). Also competing in the field events was fellow classmate Jeanne Berry (Mallaga, N.J./Delsea Regional) who finished 43rd in the shot put. Berry recorded a distance of 29'00.50” (8.85m)
Junior Valerie Miller (Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson) set a new personal-best in the 800-meter run. Miller crossed the finish line in a time of 2:51.35 (56th).
Holy Family is back in action on Saturday, Feb. 2 as the Tigers will compete in the Frank Colden Invitational hosted by Ursinus College.
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