Men's Cross Country/Track & Field Welcomes 16 Newcomers
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

NEW YORK – Columbia’s Director of Cross Country/Track & Field Willy Wood has announced the addition of 16 student-athletes to the men’s program this fall.

The 16 student-athletes hail from 11 different states, and will bolster the men’s program in distance, middle distance, sprints and hurdles. The incoming class joins a men’s program coming off of a 2009 Ivy League Team Championship in cross country, along with six individual and relay championships titles at Indoor and Outdoor Heps.

“I am very excited about our men’s incoming distance and middle distance classes,” Wood said.  “In addition, I am thrilled with the addition of two outstanding intermediate hurdlers who should have an immediate upon our program. Our middle distance class will provide us with a great number of very high caliber athletes who will help us maintain our tradition of dominance in those events. Additionally, our men’s distance class is outstanding and should keep our program moving forward.”


Name High School Hometown PRs
Yeejoon Chun Northern Valley
Closter, N.J.  100m - 11.20
Nicolas Composto Loyola Academy Chicago, Ill. 1600m - 4:13.39, 3200m - 9:03.50
Timothy Cousins John Cooper School Woodlands, Texas 1660m - 4:12.41, 3200m - 8:53.26
Harry Danilevics Brophy College Prep
Phoenix, Az. 300IH - 37.24
Patrick DeSabato Friends Central Narberth, Pa. 5000m - 15:01
John Gregorek Seekonk  Seekonk, Mass. 1600m - 4:15.18, 3200m - 9:14.43
Byron Jones Westborough Westborough, Mass.

800m - 1:53.85, 1000m - 2:29.90, 1600m - 4:13.20

Nolan Kier Hammonton Atco, N.J.  800m - 1:54.05
Joseph Kotran Toms River North Toms River, N.J. 3200m - 9:11.69
William Kovalczyk Grayson Grayson, Ga. 800m - 1:52.30
Cody Love Colleyville Heritage Colleyville, Texas 300H - 37.60
Mark McCauley Greely  Cumberland, Me. 800m - 1:52.80, 1600m - 4:15.43
Harrison McFann Gahanna Lincoln Gahanna, Ohio 800m - 1:52.48
Samuel Miner Winona Senior Winona, Minn. 400m - 49.35, 800m - 1:51.69
Thomas Sanderson The Woodlands Woodlands, Texas

800m - 1:56.12, 1600m - 4:14.96, 3200m - 9:10.43

Jacob Sienko Bishop Hendricken Warwick, R.I. 3000m - 8:39.71, 3200m - 9:06.19