BOSTON – Nicole Bartosch turned in the second highest indoor pentathlon score in Sacred Heart's history, becoming just the sixth Pioneer to crack the 3,000-point barrier, en route to a second place finish at the Harvard University Multi-Events on Friday and Saturday. With her point total, the sophomore automatically qualifies for the ECAC Championships and ranks 18th in all of Division I. Gregory Hazell placed fifth in the heptathlon on the men's side.
Bartosch completed the competition with 3515 points, 142 points shy of the winner. The number also put her just 120 points shy of the school record and places her first in the conference. The sophomore recorded top five performances in three events en route to the silver medal, while setting a personal best in each. That included winning the 800 Meter portion of the competition, with a time of 2:19.68. She also placed third in the Long Jump, fifth in the High Jump, seventh in the 60 Meter Hurdles, and 11th in Shot Put. Bartosch now ranks first in the NEC in the long jump, 2nd in the high jump and 800 Meters, and 4th in the 60 Meter Hurldes
Teammate Hannah Cook accumulated 2,769 points to record the eight highest indoor pentathlon score in SHU history. She finished 16th in the field of 25. Her best finish came in the Long Jump, where placed seventh after her 16'7¾" jump.
Hazell compiled 4,810 points for his top five performances, and now leads the NEC in the event. Third place finishes in both the 60 Meter Hurdles and 1,000 Meter Run were his best over the two-day competition. In the Hurdles, he crossed the line in 8.44, while in the 1,000 Meter Run, he clocked in at 2:46.73. His time in the hurdles puts him into fourth place in the conference this season.
Sacred Heart will compete with Boston University, Boston College, and Colgate on Thursday in a Quadrangular Meet at Boston University on Thursday starting at 5 pm.