SOUTH BEND, IN (March 2, 2013) - Sacred Heart junior Patrick Peterson (Gloversville, NY) finished third in the 800 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational Saturday afternoon and is now in position to be considered for entry at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship. The Alex Wilson Invitational is held at the University of Notre Dame.
Peterson came into Saturday's meet ranked 51st in the nation in the event and will return to Sacred Heart now ranked 20th overall thanks to his performance. Peterson won his heat and then took third in the event with a school record time of 1:48.69.
Peterson won the 800 meters at this year's Northeast Conference Championship with a time of 1:51.89, setting a new conference record.
The top-16 "declared" entries will earn a spot in the NCAA Championship field of runners and will be announced on Monday. The 2013 NCAA Indoor meet will be held on March 8th and 9th at the University of Arkansas.