NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Sacred Heart men's track and field team won two events Saturday at the Yale Season Opener at Coxe Cage.
Connor Rog won the 3,000 meters in a time of 8:27.48. The Pioneers took the top three spots in the 3,000 with Trevor Guerrera second (8:43.77) and Joshua Hadity third (9:06.94). Freshman Nicholas Pandolfo won the mile in 4:28:39 with Jake Tavernite second in 4:29.86. Sean Kildare was fifth in the mile (4:34.74) and Gavin Thurlow placed sixth (4:36.84).
The Pioneers had four finishers in the top eight of the 1,000. Justin Klotz took fourth in 2:40.97 with Michael Giambrone fifth in 2:41.17. The 4x800 relay of Klotz, Pandolfo, Kildare, and Tavernite was second in a time of 8:23.09. Jeffrey Young was third in the 60m hurdles in 8.35 seconds. Quaheem Dufane was fifth in the 60 meters in 7.06 seconds with Joshua Beloff right behind in sixth in 7.10 seconds.
In the field, Christian Turner took third in the weight throw with a throw of 50'6". He was also sixth in the shot put at 46'9". David Roy IV was fifth in the shot put with a throw of 47'7". Thomas Yavorka cleared 13'3.5" to place fourth in the pole vault.
The Pioneers are back on the track Jan. 6, 2017 at the Wagner Seahawks Invitational.
- Rog qualified for the New England Championships and his time is the fastest in the NEC. He also holds the fastest 5,000 meter time in the NEC this season.
- Dufane and Beloff both qualified for New Englands in the 60 meters with their prelim times and have the third and fourth-fastest times in the NEC.
- Turner set a new personal best in the weight throw, which is the fourth-best in the NEC.
- Yavorka's 13'3.5" pole vault is fourth-best in the NEC this season.