NEW HAVEN, Conn. The Quinnipiac University men's indoor track team competed in its first meet of the season Saturday at the Yale Season Opener at Coxe Cage. Brendan Amoruso (Northport, N.Y.) and Dan Roark (Dracut, Mass.) highlighted the meet for the Bobcats with personal best times in their respective races. Quinnipiac, Yale, Southern Connecticut, New Haven, Manhattan, Trinity and Marist were the seven schools that made up the meet.
Amoruso finished the 800 meter race with a time of 2:01.22. That finish eclipsed the junior's previous best time in that event. He also competed in the 4x400 meter relay with a split time of 54 seconds. In Roark's first race ever on the 5000 meter indoor track, he finished as the top Quinnipiac runner with a time of 15:28.97.
Jack McDonald (Cheshire, Conn.) recorded his second-best career time in the 3000 meter race. He finished with a time of 8:58.91, good for seventh place. Andrew Sullivan (Ellington, Conn.) finished two spots back in ninth with a time of 9:03.49.
Matt Andriulli (Oakland, N.J.), Alex Mako (North Andover, Mass.), Bryan Hector (West Hempstead, N.Y.) and Andrew Mayernick (Staatsburg, N.Y.) all ran the 400 meter race for the Bobcats. Andriulli paced the Bobcats with a time of 54:19.
"This is the best group of 400 meter runners I have had since coming to Quinnipiac," said Head Coach Shawn Green. "I have high expectations for those runners in the second semester."
Quinnipiac returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 10 when they go back to New Haven for the Yale Collegiate Invitational.