Men’s Track & Field Concludes Stay at Valentine Invite
Boston, Mass. – (February 9, 2019) – The Fordham track & field team finished its stay at the 2019 David Hemery Invitational on Saturday with the men's event taking center stage at the BU Track & Tennis Center. Overall, Fordham had one new IC4A qualifier on the day along with four season-best performances. Sean Sullivan picked up his second IC4A qualifier, running a season-best time of 1:53.94 in the 800 meter run, good for 46th overall. He also qualified for the 1000 meter event earlier this season. He was one of three runners in the 800 meters, joining Arthur Gooden Jr. (1:56.91 – 122nd) and Jack Keegan (1:57.05 – 127th). Fordham also had three competitors in the mile run, led by Brandon Hall, who clocked in at 4:20.40 (135th), followed by Will Whelan in 4:22.28 (157th) and Christopher Strzelinski in 4:22.47 (162nd).
Aside from those events, the Rams had one runner in the 200, 500, 1000, and 3000 meter events. In the 200 meter dash, Jared Benn posted a season-best time of 22.39, good for 59th overall, while Kyle Mack was 21st in the 500 meters in 1:05.46. The 1000 meter run saw Jeremiah LaDuca clock in at 2:30.75 for 34th place with Ryan Kutch bettering his IC4A qualifying time in the 3,000 meter run at 8:07.91, which was a season-best and 15th overall. The Rams also bettered their IC4A qualifying time in the 4x400 relay, as Mack, Benn, Keegan, and Gooden placed 11th in 3:18.72. Fordham's final competitor at the Valentine Invitational was Ryan McGraw in the long jump and triple jump events. McGraw was 19th in the long jump at 21' ¾" and 34th in the triple jump at 41' 5". The Rams will now prepare for the Atlantic 10 Championship, which will be held at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, February 23-24.
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