Athlete Profile: Briguglio finishes strong

Credit: Jessica Sochol/Photo Staff Credit: Jessica Sochol/Photo Staff

Senior John Briguglio is completing his fourth and final season on the track and field team.

Briguglio decided to attend Carnegie Mellon because of the academics and the fact that he could compete athletically as well. “Pittsburgh is a great place too,” Briguglio said.

Briguglio, a physics major, is looking to attend graduate school and earn his Ph.D. “There are a few schools in the mix currently,” he said.

Other than that, he has not planned anything beyond his graduate school decision at this point.

Briguglio’s favorite part of being on the track team is the lifestyle that comes with it.

“Track has a say in everything, from the way you eat and your weekend plans to the people you spend most of your time with. It keeps me healthy, fit, and — for better or for worse — busy.”

The most memorable moment of the season for him was the deep-dish pizza after the indoor conference championship. “It was fantastically good,” Briguglio explained.

He is looking forward to even more memorable times that he hopes will take place throughout his final outdoor track season.

When reflecting back on his career, Briguglio decided that his last race of the indoor season topped all others.
He ran his most recent 800-meter race of the indoor season in 1:59.3.

The performance secured him second place during Mount Union’s Last Chance Meet. “Pretty good place to be going into outdoor,” said Briguglio.

Heading into the spring season, Briguglio will be with the track and field team competing against Washington and Lee University this Friday in Lexington, Va.