Senior All-American Patrick Fullerton posted the fifth-fastest 1500-meter time in the country this season and placed sixth out of 99 with his school-record time. (PHOTO BY Gerry Wall)
Fullerton posts fifth-fastest 1500-meter time in Division II, shattering own program record
Senior All-American Patrick Fullerton (Bradford, Mass./Haverhill) solidified his NCAA Championships provisional qualifying position as he shattered his own program record in posting a sixth place finish in the field of 99 competitors in the 1500-meter run. His time of 3:47.62 is the fifth-fastest time in all of Division II this season so far and breaks his previous school record of 3:49.07 set when qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships last spring at the New Balance High Performance Invitational, in Lowell, last May. Senior All-American Daniel Pilz (Newington, Conn./Newington) also ran the event and placed 75th in 3:59.05.
Sophomore All-American Corey Thomas (Brookline, Mass./BC High), the reigning NCAA Division II indoor champion for the high jump, placed third for that event by clearing 6-feet, 11-inches, improving his NCAA Outdoor Championships provisional qualifying standard by a quarter inch. Thomas matched the runner-up height, also cleared by Adam Bergo from Rutgers University, but needed one more jump to clear it.
Thomas placed fourth in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 14.59-seconds, ranking first among non-Division I competitors. Freshman Xavier Harris-Dixon (New Bedford, Mass./New Bedford) was 27th (out of 41 runners) in the event with a time of 15.53-seconds.
Junior Pak Lul was 13th in the 400-meter dash with a near school-record performance.
Sophomore John Gelcius (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) placed ninth in the javelin with a distance of 178-feet, 11-inches, good for first among non-Division I throwers.
Junior Pak Lul (Portland, Maine/North Yarmouth Academy) finished 13th out of 65 runners in the 400-meter dash with his time of 49.17-seconds – just 0.07 seconds shy of the five year old school record. He was third among non-Division I runners in the event.
Senior All-American Nathan Morse (Whitinsville, Mass./Holy Name) finished 46th (out of 93 competitors) in the 800-meter run with his time of 1:53.98 – less than a second shy of the ten year old school record. Sophomore All-American Sean Hanlon (Georgetown, Mass./St. John's Prep) was 65th in 1:54.96.
Junior Stephen Polito (Worcester, Mass./Doherty Memorial) placed 73rd (out of 153) in the 5000-meter run with his time of 14:47.08. Sophomore Ethan Penney (Haverhill, Mass./Haverhill) was 104th in 15:00.45, while senior Zachary Lankow (Saugus, Mass./St. John's Prep) was 108th in 15:03.48.
Senior Mark White (Milton, Mass./Xaverian Brothers) was the only non-Division thrower to compete in the discus and finished 18th with a distance of 121-feet, ten-inches.
Junior Daniel Kincade (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield) finished 20th in the hammer throw with a distance of 155-feet, 4-inches. Senior Patrick Fanning (Rockland, Mass./Rockland) was 24th at 138-06. They were the only non-Division I athletes competing in the event.
Senior Daniel Newton (Reading, Mass./Reading Memorial) placed 23rd in the shot put with a distance of 42-feet, 6-inches. Fanning was 24th with a throw of 41-10.50.
Stonehill will host the Skyhawk Invitational on Friday, April 29, at W.B. Mason Stadium at 4 p.m.