Distance Runners: SR’s) Jack Grubner, Jacob Loel, Ryan McAnany, Javier Secaira, JR’s) Barton Holdridge, Gabriel Marasigan, FR’s) Andrew Ciancone, Rafael Medina, Caine Mongeau.
Secaira and Grubner in SCAC Championships
Sprints/Relays/Hurdles: JR’s) Barton Holdridge, Thomas Pierick SO) Dominic Del Curto, FR’s) Prince Giadolor, Will McEvoy, Vincent Phan, David Weisbruch.
Pierick at the SCAC Championships
Field Events: JR) Paulo Salazar, SO’s) Maximilian Allen, Marcus Carmona.
Carmona at the USCAA Championships
The Crusaders listed a roster of 18 competitors, with six returners and nine that compete in a second UD athletic program. This includes four returners from last year’s squad that are distance runners and bring experience from being on the cross country team in the fall. That group consists of: Jack Grubner (Needham, Mass.), Javier Secaira (Tacoma, Wash.), Ryan McAnany (Kansas City, Kan.), and Gabriel Marasigan (Orange County, Calif.). Two newcomers that ran cross country and competed this past campaign were: Caine Mongeau (Little Elm, Texas) and Rafael Medina (Waco, Texas). The other pair of returners that are purely on the track and field team include Thomas Pierick (Des Moines, Iowa) and Paul Salazar (Dallas, Texas). Rounding out the duel sport competitors begin with two men’s soccer letterwinners this past fall in Barton Holdridge (Fort Worth, Texas) and Andrew Ciancone (Houston, Texas) had large impacts on the roster. Finally, SCAC standout that joined midseason, Giadolor, is also a UD men’s basketball player.
BARBER COMPLETES 2ND SEASON
Under Barber’s tutelage in 2016, the men’s track and field team placed five athletes on the All-Conference Teams for top three finishes at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Championships. Overall, seven different accolades were awarded, with Prince Giadolor capturing three of them. Barber led the men's side to fourth and the women's team finished fifth. Part of the the success for the men's team was SCAC Newcomer of the Year, Giadolor, capturing the program's first Individual SCAC Championship in the 100 Meters. Giadolor also earned All-Conference Accolades in the 200 Meters and 4x100 Meter Relay. Ryan McAnany rounded out the group of postseason honors in the 1500 Meters. Dominic Del Curto, Barton Holdridge, and Thomas Pieirck joined Giadolor in the 4x100m, broke the school record four straight meets. The most recent was at the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).
Barber was assisted by Jarred Priester and Alicia Price. Priester ('12) was a four-year letterwinner for the Crusaders' men's track and field squad. He specialized in coaching the jumps and hurdles. Price instructed the throwers in her first year helping the program. She was a former student-athlete that threw at Division I program, Rider University.