Apr 16, 2018
Fairfax, MA. - The Sacred Heart University men's track and field team competed at the George Mason Spring Invitational on Saturday.
Rookie Sean Mefford continues his long jump success, taking home gold with a leap of 6.92 meters. The mark passes the New England standard and is just shy of the IC4A standard. Mefford currently ranks 2nd in the NEC in the event.
Jeffrey Young ran a season best in the men's 110 Hurdles, a performance that succeeded the New England standard. Crossing the line in 15.25 seconds, the sophomore took 5th in the event and now ranks 4th in the NEC so far this season.
Timothy Loehner made his season debut in the 3000 meter steeple chase, finishing 10th in 9:53.06. The time puts him 4th in the NEC at this point in the season.
Thomas Yavorka leapt a season best in the pole vault and cleared 4.21m (13'9.75 ft.) to move into 6th on the NEC leaderboard list.
Brenden Twumasi-Ankrah ran a personal best in the 400 meters, crossing the line in a time of 50.19 seconds. The time moves him into 11th in the NEC.
Dane Krchnavy shaved seven seconds off of his personal best in the 5000 meters, finishing in a time of 15:29.17 that moves him into 10th in the NEC so far this season.
It was a good day for the SHU men in the discus throw as Andy Suarez, Michael Kearns and Liam McDade all threw personal bests. The trio now ranks 5th, 6th and 7th in the event in the NEC with their season marks of 40.51m (132'11"), 40.35m (132'4") and 40.26m (132'1"), respectively.
The Pioneers are back in action Friday 20. April at the Larry Ellis Invitational and Friday Night Distance Races at Princeton University, NJ at 4 pm.