Men’s Track Finishes 2014 NEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Fourth Place

Men’s Track Finishes 2014 NEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Fourth Place

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. – The Sacred Heart men's track and field team finished in fourth place at the 2014 Northeast Conference Track and Field Championships, which wrapped up Sunday at the RMU Island Sports Center.

Marc Troiani was named the Most Outstanding Field Performer after winning the discus with a throw of 158'9", winning the event by nine inches while qualifying for the IC4A Championships. Troiani also won the shot put on Saturday. Philip Miccio was fifth in the discus with a throw of 144'2". Scott Sheehan placed sixth in the javelin with a throw of 183 feet.

Gregory Hazell had a busy day on Sunday. The junior finished sixth in the high jump, clearing 6'2". He then took third place in the triple jump with a leap of 48'2", which qualified him for the IC4A Championships. Hazell was also part of the 4x400 meter relay, along with Ralph Gangi, Cameron Swift, and Osedebamen Imeokparia, that finished eighth in a time of 3:28.12. He was also sixth in the 110 meter hurdles in a time of 15.25, two one-hundreths of a second behind teammate Drayke Jackson who finished fifth.

Adam King cleared 6'4" in the high jump, placing fifth. Brandon Hutchinson was sixth in the triple jump at 46'11.75". Hutchinson, Imeokparia, Warner Cooley, and Joshua Beloff combined for a 41.660 in the 4x100 meter relay, placing fourth and just eight one-thousandths of a second behind third-place Saint Francis U. The Pioneers also got points from Daniel Graw in the 100 meters and Cooley in the 200 meters.

Sacred Heart finished the meet with 102 points after taking the lead Saturday, 22 points more than fifth place Wagner. Central Connecticut won the team title with 145 points, followed by LIU Brooklyn with 117 points. Robert Morris was third with 108 points.

The Pioneers are back in action on May 8 for the first day of the New England Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Westfield State College in Westfield, Mass.