Men's Cross Country/Track & Field Adds Seven to 2013-14 Rosters
July 31, 2013
Duquesne University head cross country/track and field coach Bryan Delsite has announced that seven new runners will join the 2013 men's programs. New to the Dukes are freshmen Dino Andrade (Springdale, Ariz./Har-Ber), Chris Culley (Moon Township, Pa./Moon), Rico Galassi (Dickson City, Pa./Holy Cross), Luke Schott (Export, Pa./Franklin Regional), Carl Stueges (Nottingham, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite), Frazee Sutphen (Larksville, Pa./Holy Redeemer) and Aaron Valoroso (Towanda, Pa./Towanda).
Andrade comes to Duquesne as an All-State performer and two-time All-Conference honoree in cross country. A two-time recipient of his school's top runner award, he was the 800 meter indoor state champion, a member of the 4x400 relay state indoor champions and boasts 10 school records.
Culley joins the Dukes as a two-time WPIAL cross country medalist and three-time state cross country qualifier, where he was a medalist once. A four-time cross country and three-time track letterwinner, he is his school's record holder in the 1,600 meter run.
Galassi is a two-time state champion, winning the PIAA title in cross country in the fall and taking the state title in the 3,200 meter run in track in the spring. He was a District 2 champion in cross country as well after finishing as runner-up as a junior. He also won District 2 crowns in the 1,600 and 3,200, where he broke his own district record.
Schott was the top runner for his Section 1 team championship team in cross country. A four-year letterman, he was a two-time PIAA state qualifier in cross country and placed ninth at the 2012 WPIAL Championships. In addition, he placed fourth at WPIAL's in track in the 1,600 meter run.
Though Sturges will not run cross country for Duquesne, he will help the Dukes' track and field team with his running ability. He was a PIAA state medalist in the 4x800 as a sophomore and in the 800-meter run as a junior. He holds the school records in the 400, 800 and 4x800.
Sutphen comes to Duquesne with seven district medals under his belt for track and cross country. He ran on two district championship teams, one each in cross country and track and was on a third place team at the state cross country championship during his junior year.
Valoroso was a District 4 champion and state qualifier in cross country his senior year, placing fourth at the PIAA Championship as well as finishing runner-up at the NTL Invite with a personal best time. On the track, he was a district runner-up and state qualifier in the 3,200 meter run as a junior, placing seventh at states.