Throwers Excel For Men’s Track At Harvard Invitational

BOSTON – The Sacred Heart men's track and field team had nine top-ten finishes from its throwers Saturday at the Harvard Invitational at Gordon Track in Boston.

Graduate Student Marc Troiani finished in the top-five in both the shot put and weight throw. His throw of 16.58m in the weight throw put him in fourth place and was the third-longest throw in the NEC this season. Troiani also finished fifth in the shot put with a toss of 15.86m. Philip Miccio finished fifth in the weight throw with a toss of 16.19m, the fourth-longest throw in the NEC this season. He was seventh in the shot put with a throw of 15.26m.

David Roy also finished in the top-10 in both events, finishing seventh in the weight throw (14.70m) and eighth in the shot put (14.26m). Daniel Pepitone was sixth in the weight throw with a toss of 15.11m, as Joseph Erdos finished eighth with a throw of 13.44m. Scott Sheehan finished ninth in the shot put with a throw of 13.94m.

The Pioneers had three other top-10 finishes in the field. Brandon Hutchinson finished third in the triple jump with a leap of 14.06m, the fourth-longest jump in the NEC. Scott Polis cleared 4.42m in the pole vault to place fourth in the event. Thomas Ford was eighth in the long jump with a jump of 6.15m. On the track, Drayke Jackson finished fifth in the 60m hurdles in a time of 8.71 seconds. Cameron Swift was sixth in the 800m with a time of 1:58.38.

Sacred Heart now prepares for the NEC Indoor Track & Field Championships, held at Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, Md. Feb. 8-9.