BOSTON, Mass. – Running alongside some of the top competitors in the most-crowded field the Pioneers have faced this season, the Sacred Heart men's track and field team put together some strong performances on Saturday at the John Thomas Terrier Men's Invitational hosted by Boston University.
- Sophomore Cameron Croce was the big star on the day once again as he earned a silver medal, taking second place with the best weight throw of his career at 18.59m
- Croce threw nearly a full meter beyond his previous-best mark of 17.75m which he established last season at the Giegengack Invitational on Feb. 9, 2019
- Sophomore Michael Somoza was the top finisher for SHU in the 60m dash as he crossed the line in 7.25 seconds to take 21st out of 58 competitors
- First-year Matthew Zawaski represented quite well for the Pioneers in the 200m as he was the 35th-fastest in an event that featured 194 competitors as he clocked in at 22.13 seconds
- Zawaski added another 35th place finish, this time in the 400m, as he posted a time of 49.66 seconds
- Junior Nicholas Pandolfo was at his best on Saturday, turning in the fastest 800m of his career with a time of 1:59.09 which earned him 32nd place out of 178 competitors in the middle distance event
- Junior Moetiz Shilleh also put up a personal-best time as he went 15:25.87 in the 5000m
- Junior Sean Mefford led the SHU contingent in the long jump with a mark of 6.55m that earned him 21st place out of 44
SHU heads to Boston for a fourth straight weekend on Jan. 31-Feb. 1 as the Pioneers will take part in the New England Championship. The Pioneers will also send some competitors to the DeSchriver Invitational on Feb. 1 in East Stroudsburg, Pa.