BOSTON, Mass. / EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. – The Sacred Heart men's track and field team fielded competitors at the New England Championships on Friday and Saturday as well as the DeSchriver Invitational on Saturday. Among the Pioneers to earn All-New England honors included Cameron Croce (second in the weight throw) and Jeffrey Young (seventh in the 60m hurdles) as well as SHU's 4x800m relay (fifth place) and distance medley relay (sixth place).
- Just one week removed from being named Northeast Conference Field Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career, Croce continues to shine as he placed second at New England in the weight throw with a toss of 18.56m (60" 10.75')
- After throwing a school record 18.59m last week, Croce came close to breaking the SHU record in consecutive weeks as his throw today was just 0.03m short
- Young continues to shine in his senior year, advancing to the finals with a personal-best time of 8.19 seconds in the semifinals at New England's
- In the finals, Young clocked in at 8.28 seconds which was good enough for seventh out of eight finalists to pick up All-New England laurels
- SHU's 4x800m relay group of Moetiz Shilleh, Nicholas Pandolfo, Ryan Corbett and Brenden LaForest was outstanding on the day, crossing the line in 7:44.80 to place fifth out of 18 teams, besting the previous team-leading 4x800m time of 8:11.55. This was also an IC4A qualifying time, as the group finished well under the standard of 7:53. Pandolfo ran the fastest leg of 1:54.8, with Shilleh a close second with 1:55.0.
- Another season-best time came in the DMR as SHU's team of Pandolfo, Nicholas Pelletier, Corbett and Moetiz Shilleh combined to clock in at 10:18.11 to earn sixth place out of 14 teams at New England's and All-New England honors
- Leading the way at the DeSchriver Invitational, Brinken clocked in at a personal-best 6.81 seconds to place 14th in the 55m dash while he later scored a Top 10 result with his eighth place finish in the 200m with a time of 23.70 seconds
- Sean Murray was fifth-fastest in the 3000m at DeSchriver as he clocked in at 9:54.57 on Saturday
- Benjamin Healy placed third out of 18 competitors in the long jump with a mark of 6.36m
The Pioneers continue the indoor season on Friday with an appearance at the UAlbany Winter Invitational held at the Ocean Breeze Center in Staten Island.