NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Sacred Heart men's track and field team won five events Sunday at the Yale Springtime Invitational, held at the Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex.
Four of the five wins for the Pioneers came in field events. Adam King won the high jump, clearing 6'2.25". Jordan Dudley was third with a leap of 5'10.5". Brandon Hutchinson won the triple jump with a leap of 48'2.75" as Gregory Hazell finished fourth with a jump measuring 45'1.75". Philip Miccio had an outstanding day, finishing in the top-five in all three of his events. He won the hammer throw with a toss of 170'11", placed second in the discus (136'10"), and fourth in the shot put (50'1.75"). Scott Sheehan had the top throw in javelin with a throw of 187'6". The Pioneers had five of the top six throws in the javelin competition as Brian Kalafut placed third (155'1"), Mario Prassas fourth (154'9"), Patrick DiIorio 5th (154'7"), and Andrew Berghorn 6th (143'8").
Marc Troiani finished second in both the shot put (52'5.25") and the hammer throw (164'0"). David Roy had a fifth-place finish in the shot put (49'7.25") as Joseph Erdos placed fifth in the hammer throw (152'11") an sixth in discus (104'9"). Sacred Heart took three of the top-five places in pole vault. Scott Polis was second, clearing 14'3.25". Giuseppe DeLucia finished third with a height of 12'9.5", and Drayke Jackson was fifth at 11'9.75".
The Pioneers' 4x100 meter relay team of Hutchinson, Warner Cooley, Joshua Beloff, and Osedebamen Imeokparia won its race in a time of 42.04 seconds. Daniel Graw finished second in both the 100 meters (10.87) and 200 meters (21.87). Imeokparia was fourth in the 100 meters in 11.01 seconds, and Ralph Gangi placed eighth in the 400 meters in 52.51 seconds.
Sacred Heart is next in action May 3-4 at the Northeast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Robert Morris.