Indoor Track Team Wins 5th Consecutive Catholic League Championship
The win was the 13th consecutive program PCL title including Cross Country and Outdoor Track & Field.
And then in the Mile the Explorers showed their incredibly impressive depth sweeping places 1-7 to score an absolutely dominating 31 points. Vince Twomey led the way in 1st with a State Championship Qualifying 4:28.19. Close behind him were two more State Qualifying marks from Ethan Maher 2nd in 4:30.11 and Jack Seiberlich 3rd in 4:31.73. Paul Ghantous was next in 4th in 4:33.73 (he had run a State Qualifying time early in the year - giving the Exploers 4 State Qualifiers in the Mile!). Rounding out the scoring in the mile were Bradden Koors (5th in 4:37.98) and Matthew Zilligen (6th in 4:39.65). Next to step up was junior Evan Wang who, stepping up in the absence of Hardy, made the finals of the 60mHH and took 6th in 9.88. Then in the 800m the Explorers scored three runners - Mac Costonis finished as runner-up in 2:01.70, Michael Eastmond was 3rd in 2:03.93, and Paul Ghantous doubled back from the mile to capture 5th.
While St. Joe's Prep was fighting hard to try to make it as close as possible the Explorers emphatically closed the door in the 3,000m with another 1-6 sweep for 31 points. With 5 of the runners all doubling back they displayed some impressive strength and great competitiveness. Vince Twomey captured his second title of the day in 9:09.03. Ethan Maher recorded his second runner-up finish of the day in 9:09.64. Then came the pack of Bradden Koors in 3rd (9:15.31), Jack Seiberlich in 4th (9:22.91), Jack Harrington in 5th (9:32.11), and Griffin Pumilia in 6th (9:37.10). The Explorers then closed out the day with a pair of runner-up relay performances in the final two races of the day. The 4x400 team of Eric Ford, Will Faunce, Michael Eastmond, and Mac Costonis ran 3:46.11 for 2nd. And the 4x800 team of Dan Gervino, Matt Zilligen, Michael Lombardi, and Will Rau ran 8:36.84 for 2nd.