Eagles record two wins and five New England qualifiers
AS A FRESHMAN (2011-12 Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement. Indoor T&F: Registered a personal record of 51.93 in the 400-meter dash at the BU Valentine Invitational (2/10)...doubled in the open 400 (52.02) and with the 4x400-meter relay that ran 3:28.44 at the BU Terrier Classic (1/27)...took fifth in the 500-meter dash with a 69.32 at the BU Multi-Team Meet (1/19)...made collegiate debut with a 69.46 in the 500 at the Northeastern Jay Carisella Invitational (12/3). Outdoor T&F:Claimed fourth place with a 59.05 400-meter hurdles at the Brown Springtime Invitational (4/29)...took sixth in the 400-meter hurdles with a personal record time of 58.80 at the Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational (4/14)...posted a 59.78 in the 400-meter hurdles at the Princeton Sam Howell Invitational (4/6)...finished in eighth of the 400-meter hurdle competition with a 60.67 at the Northeastern Spring Open (3/24).
BEFORE BC Led Cliffside Park to two Big North Group 7 championships...NJSIAA Group II North Section II 2010 champion in the intermediate hurdles...earned First Team All-League honors during the indoor (55-meter hurdles) and outdoor (intermediate hurdles) 2011 seasons...garnered indoor 55-meter hurdles and outdoor intermediate hurdles First Team Bergen County Scholastic League accolades during the 2010 campaigns...named North Jersey Athlete of the Week on Feb. 8, 2011 for winning four events (55H, 300m, 600m and 4x400) at the conference championship, securing the school's first-ever league title...captained Cliffside Park as a sophomore, junior and senior...also played soccer and tutored at Cliffside Park...graduated as valedictorian...president of the Honor Society and Student Council.
PERSONAL Born on April 14, 1993...son of Carmelina and Carmelo Tripodi...has two older siblings, Josie and Gabrielle...enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences pursuing a degree in biology.
51.93 - BU Valentine (2/10/12)
69.32 - BU Multi (1/9/12)
58.80 - Stonehill (4/14/12)
Top 3: 0
Top 5: 2
Top 10: 4
PRs at Cliffside Park High Hurdles: 14.9 Intermediate Hurdles: 55.59 200: 22.79 300: 36.84 400: 51.02 600: 1:29.70