Dec 09, 2017
New Haven.- The Sacred Heart track and field team were in action at the 2017 Yale Season Opener on Sunday at Coxe Cage.
After setting a personal best at last week's Boston University opener, Michael Kearns threw even farther this week in the shot put. His best mark of the day, 52'2.75" ft (15.92m), is both an ICAAAA and New England qualifying mark that ranks him 1st in the NEC by 4 feet. 2nd in the NEC is now teammate Christian Turner, who opened his season with a mark of 48'2.75" ft (14.70m).
Jeffrey Young took 4th place in the finals of the 60m hurdles. His time of 8.27 seconds is a new personal best that ranks the sophomore 1st in the NEC, surpasses the New England qualifying standard and is just .02 off the ICAAAA standard.
Daniel Gerardi cleared 14'9 feet (4.50 meters) in the pole vault, for a new personal best that was good for 5th in the meet and ranks 3rd in the NEC.
Sean Mefford took 2nd in the long jump with a new personal best leap of 21'10.75" feet (6.67m). The freshman ranks 6th in the NEC.
Quaheem Dufane ran a new season best time of 6.99 seconds in the 60 meter dash, good for 6th place in the finals. Dufane's time is a New England qualifying performance and ranks 7th in the NEC.
Freshman Christian Morris opened up his season in the 800 meters in a time of 1:58.05, good for 6th place. The time currently ranks 1st in the NEC. Teammate Moetiz Shilleh placed 4th in the mile in a time of 4:25.84, which ranks 2nd in the NEC.
Nicholas Pandolfo won the 1000 meters in a new personal best time of 2:31.94.
The Pioneers are back in action Friday Jan. 5 at the Wagner Seahawks Invitational @ Ocean Breeze T&F Center, Staten Island, NY at 1 pm.