Thomas and Staley Compete in High Jump at 117th Penn Relays

Thomas placed 11th today at the Penn Relays.

Thomas places 11th, Staley 17th on day two at historic Franklin Field

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (April 27, 2012) – Stonehill College high jumpers Corey Thomas (Brookline, Mass./BC High) and Nicholas Staley (Medway, Mass./BC High) competed on day two of the 117th edition of the Penn Relays, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania, at historic Franklin Field this morning.

Thomas, a junior All-American and the 2011 indoor high jump national champion, placed 11th in the college eastern competition as he cleared 6-feet, 6.75-inches. Staley, a freshman and NCAA provisional qualifier with Thomas, placed 17th in the field of 27 with a height of 6-feet, 5-inches.

Thomas missed on his first attempt at 6-5 and then cleared it on his second attempt before topping 6-6.75 on his first try. He then missed on his three attempts at 6-8.25 to fall out of the competition. Staley also took two tries to clear 6-5 and then missed on his three attempts at 6-6.75.

University of Connecticut junior Noel James won the event with a height of 6-feet, 11.5-inches. 

Stonehill's women's 4x800-meter relay team will compete at the Penn Relays tomorrow at 4:10 p.m. The group will meet up with the rest of the Skyhawk track and field team on Sunday at the Brown Springtime Open in Providence, R.I.