The first-day of the Northeast Conference indoor track and field championship for Sacred Heart University was highlighted by a gold medal in the shot put.
Christian Turner won the shot put, with a throw of 16.51m. He led the competition from the first throw and he is the only competitor to surpass 16.0m
The men's team is in sixth-place with 12 points. The competition concludes Saturday at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y.
- Turner captured his gold with his throw of 16.51 in the fourth round
- His third round throw of 15.90 was the second-best throw of the championship, as het the runner-up reached 15.68 on his final attempt
- Sean Mefford used a 6.67m jump in the fourth round to earn seventh place
- Jeffrey Young is the fifth qualifier, after running 8.45 in his heat on Friday