NEW HAVEN, CT (April 29, 2013) - The Sacred Heart track & field teams participated in the 2013 Yale Springtime Invitational on Sunday in their final tune-up for this weekend's Northeast Conference Championship meet.
The Pioneer throwers put together another dominating meet on Sunday, capturing the shot put and discus. Sophomore John Wlasuk (Newtown, CT) won the discus and took second in the shot put to lead the Pioneers. R-Junior Marc Troiani (Valhalla, NY) took home the medal in the shot put and was third in the discus.
Wlasuk unleashed his top throw of the season in the discus with a heave of 167'1". His throw met the IC4A qualifying standard and puts him second on the NEC performance list heading into this weekend's NEC Championships. His throw of 50'11" in the shot put was a season-best throw to earn second place. It also met the New England Championship qualifying standard.
Troiani unleashed his best throw of the spring in the shot put at 53'4.25" to win the event. He also met the IC4A qualifying standard in the event. In the discus, Troiani finished fourth with a throw of 148'3", meeting the New England Championship standard.
Senior Matthew Wagner (Brookhaven, NY) finished third in the hammer throw and fourth in the discus on Saturday. Wagner registered a throw of 157'8" in the hammer and let the discus fly at 144'5". He enters this weekend conference meet ranked second in the hammer throw on the NEC performance list. Junior Daniel Pepitone (Oakhurst, NJ) and Wlasuk finished fifth and sixth in the hammer with throws of 150'8" and 147'6"
Senior Drayke Jackson (East Northport, NY) cleared a season-best height of 12'9.5" to finish sixth in the pole vault. Sophomore Thomas Ford (East Meadow, NY) was fifth in the long jump with a distance of 19'6.75". Freshman Jordan Dudley (Stratford, CT) was seventh overall with a jump of 18'7.75".
On the track, junior Patrick Peterson (Gloversville, NJ) ran the 800 meters on Sunday, finishing fourth with a time of 1:52.62. Senior Ian Haney (Merrick, NY) was fifth in the 100 meter dash, running a time of 11.06 seconds to meet the New England Championship qualifying standard.
On the women's side, Junior Lindsay Aponte (West Islip, NY) continued to rack up the wins this spring, taking home the medal in the shot put for the fourth-straight meet. Aponte, the NEC leader on the performance list heading into the championship meet, topped the field with a throw of 46'5.25", meeting the ECAC Championship standard once again.
Freshman thrower Adaora Nwodili (Coram, NY) was second to Aponte in the shot put and took fourth in the discus on Sunday. Nwodili turned in a throw of 39'9.75" in the shot put and had a season-best toss of 122'10" in the discus.
Junior Joselyn Henry (Westport, CT) was fourth in the shot put with a throw 36'3". Sophomore Katherine Wilk (Colts Neck, NJ) finished fifth in the discus, 109'6", and fifth in the javelin, 98'10". Junior Kaitlyn Doyle (Danbury, CT) was fourth in the hammer throw with a toss of 125'2" and eighth in the discus with a throw of 88'4". Senior Patricia Deutsch (Somerset, NJ) was sixth in the hammer at 119'3".
Junior Seanne Denny (Randolph, MA) ran fifth in the 100 meter dash, clocking in at 12.35 seconds, meeting the New England Championship qualifying standard.
Sophomore Bridget Carey (St. James, NY) finished third in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.5.
Sophomore Dylan Baker (Petersham, MA) was second in the long jump with a season-best leap of 17'4.25".
In the pole vault, Sara Isaacson (Aberdeen, NJ) was fifth with a height of 9'9" while Sarah Wallis (Forked River, NJ) was sixth with a height of 9'3", her top height of the season.
The NEC Championship gets underway on Saturday morning at Monmouth University.