2016 Salve Regina Men's Cross Country News

  • Top Five Flashback: Men's Cross Country #1
    August 14, 2017
    NEWPORT, R.I. - The lineup of Billy Martin (West Islip, N.Y.), Scott Brewer (Wilbraham, Mass.), Andrew Sardelli (Hope Valley, R.I.), David Napierkowski (Cheshire, Conn.) and Brett Jutras (East Bridgewater, Mass.) made a mark on the cross country program’s all-time list in a meet at UMass Dartmouth on Sept. 17. The Seahawk scorers combined for a time of 2:21:49.8, which ranks third on the team’s all-time list for aggregate time at 8K. The program record, 2:17:57.69, was set at UMass Dartmouth in 2014. Martin raced the second-fastest 8K of his career – 27:16.89 – to lead the charge. He split 5:16 in the opening mile and settled in around 5:30 pace as he worked his way through the field. He would up inside the top 100 (76) in the field of 242. Brewer, Sardelli and Napierkowski spent much of the race in a pack, working together to advance through the field. Brewer broke from the pack in the later miles to claim the No. 2 spot for Salve Regina, posting a personal best for 8K at 28:02.29. Sardelli (28:39.74), Napierkowski (28:54.62) and Jutras (28:56.29) all ran their fastest 8K races of the season. “The course at UMass Dartmouth suits us very well, and many of our athletes’ personal bests, as well as many of our program records, have been set there,” said head coach Rob McGuinness. “This was a solid performance for our scoring five, and I know they are proud to have their names on the all-time list.”
  • Top Five Flashback: Men's Cross Country #2
    August 06, 2017
    NEWPORT, R.I. - Senior captain Jay Brennan (North Haven, Conn.) was recognized as a Commonwealth Coast Conference Senior Scholar-Athlete at the conference championship meet on Oct. 29. Brennan shared the award with Greg Whitney of Eastern Nazarene College after the two tied in balloting among the CCC coaches. Brennan, a nursing student, was a three-time CCC All-Academic Team honoree. He maintained one of the highest grade point averages on the men’s cross country team while pursuing one of the most demanding, academically rigorous majors at Salve Regina University. “Jay was a most deserving recipient of the Senior Scholar-Athlete Award. His work ethic, whether in the classroom or on the course, is second to none,” said head coach Rob McGuinness. “There are few people who could have balanced such a challenging course of study with athletics, community service and campus leadership roles, but Jay did it, and he did it very well.” Brennan appeared in 30 meets for Salve Regina between 2013 and 2016, playing a varsity role in 23 of them. His collegiate bests are 18:24 for 5K and 28:41 for 8K. He represented the Seahawks in two ECAC Division III Cross Country Championships and two NCAA Division III Regional Championships.
  • Top Five Flashback: Men's Cross Country #3
    July 21, 2017
    NEWPORT, R.I. - Freshman Brett Jutras (East Bridgewater, Mass.) assumed a leading role for Salve Regina at the Tri-State Invitational on Oct. 1, moving into the No. 1 spot in the lineup and pacing the Seahawks to a fourth-place finish.
  • Top Five Flashback: Men's Cross Country #4
    June 27, 2017
    NEWPORT, R.I. - On courses for which there is a fair comparison, Neil Sheehan (Methuen, Mass.) made the greatest strides of any Seahawk from 2015 to 2016.
  • Top Five Flashback: Men's Cross Country #5
    June 03, 2017
    NEWPORT, R.I. - Freshman Chandler Da Cruz (Middletown, R.I.) hit his stride during the 2016 racing campaign, dropping nearly three minutes from his 8,000-meter time and playing a varsity role in two postseason championship meets.
  • Seahawks land 56 on Fall Academic All-CCC
    January 30, 2017
    NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina University has landed 56 student-athletes on the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) 2016 Fall Academic All-Conference Team, announced by Commissioner Gregg M. Kaye.
  • Seahawks show improvement at NCAA regionals
    November 12, 2016
    WESTFIELD, Mass. – Senior Billy Martin (West Islip, N.Y.) assumed his usual leading role in his final collegiate race on Saturday, leading the charge for Salve Regina in the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship.
  • Sardelli, Rancourt set pace at ECAC Championships
    November 05, 2016
    MILTON, N.Y. – Junior captain Andrew Sardelli (Hope Valley, R.I.) and freshman Riley Rancourt (Warren, R.I.) led Salve Regina to a 14th place finish among 20 teams in the ECAC Division III Cross Country Championship on Saturday.
  • Varone, Brennan earn all-conference accolades in final cross country season
    November 01, 2016
    NEWPORT, R.I. - Two Salve Regina University senior cross country members garnered honors from the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) during the league's championship meets last Saturday in Springfield, Mass. - Victoria Varone (Providence, R.I.) and Jay Brennan (North Haven, Conn.).
  • Seahawks seventh in CCC; Brennan shares scholar-athlete honors
    October 29, 2016
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Senior Billy Martin (West Islip, N.Y.) had a top-20 finish to lead Salve Regina to seventh place in the Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship at Western New England University on Saturday.
  • Seahawks aim to move up in CCC Championship
    October 27, 2016
    NEWPORT, R.I. – Senior Billy Martin (West Islip, N.Y.) will lead Salve Regina into the Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship on Saturday, with the team aiming to improve on its fifth-place finish in 2015.
  • Steady pacing pays for Martin at Connecticut College Invitational
    October 15, 2016
    WATERFORD, Conn. – Salve Regina senior Billy Martin (West Islip, N.Y.) led the Seahawks against a high-quality field at the Connecticut College Invitational on Saturday. Martin, running in the No. 1 spot for the fourth time this fall, finished the 8K race in 27:31.9.
  • CCC Rookie of the Week: Brett Jutras
    October 04, 2016
    NEWPORT, R.I. - The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) has selected Salve Regina University freshman Brett Jutras (East Bridgewater, Mass.) as its rookie of the week for men's cross country (September 26 - October 2).
  • Jutras leads Seahawks to fourth at Tri-State Invitational
    October 01, 2016
    LINCOLN, R.I. – Freshman Brett Jutras (East Bridgewater, Mass.) assumed a leading role for Salve Regina, pacing the Seahawks to a fourth-place finish in the Tri-State Invitational at the Community College of Rhode Island on Saturday.
  • Martin paces Seahawks at Purple Valley Classic
    September 24, 2016
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Senior Billy Martin (West Islip, N.Y.) led the way for Salve Regina in the team’s second appearance in the Purple Valley Classic on Saturday.
  • Martin leads Seahawks at UMass Dartmouth
    September 17, 2016
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Salve Regina senior Billy Martin (West Islip, N.Y.) ran the second-fastest 8K of his career to lead the Seahawks in the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday. Martin crossed the finish line at 27:16.89, running in the No. 1 spot for the second consecutive meet.
  • Martin leads the way in 5K season opener
    September 03, 2016
    BRISTOL, R.I. – Salve Regina senior Billy Martin (West Islip, N.Y.) set the pace as the Seahawks claimed a seventh-place finish in the Roger Williams Invitational at Colt State Park on Saturday. Martin placed 15th in the field of 99 runners to lead the scoring effort.
  • Sardelli, Brewer join Brennan, Martin as men’s cross country captains
    August 19, 2016
    NEWPORT, R.I. – Juniors Andrew Sardelli (Hope Valley, R.I.) and Scott Brewer (Wilbraham, Mass.) have been promoted to captain, joining seniors Jay Brennan (North Haven, Conn.) andBilly Martin (West Islip, N.Y.) on the leadership team for men’s cross country.