American Men Finish Fifth at Maryland Invitational


Matt Seymour won the 1,500-meters at the Maryland Invitational.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - On a cold and windy day in College Park, Md., the American men's track team returned to action at the Maryland Invitational. The Eagles returned home with two first place finishes. Sean O'Brien won the 800-meters and Matt Seymour was victorious in the 1,500-meters. American took four of the top seven spots in the 800 and had the first four collegiate finishers in the 1,500.

O'Brien won the 800 by just over two seconds as he continued his outstanding outdoor season. Teammate Sean Duffy was close behind in second place and Jovens Colas and Ed Topolewski followed in sixth and seventh. Topolewski's time of 1:59.32 places him tenth all-time at American.

In the 1,500-meters, Seymour won the event in 3:54.88. His time moves him from seventh to fourth all-time at American. With an unattached runner in second, Patriot League Men's Indoor Track Scholar-Athlete of the Year Frank Malpigli was in third with a personal best time of 3:56.51. Another unattached runner was in fourth before Patrick MacAdie and Carlos Hunt finished in fifth and sixth respectively.

Andy Ellerhorst placed third in the 200-meter dash, just .15 behind the first place finisher. In the 400-meters, Michael Reilly broke onto the top-10 list in seventh position with his run of 52.63.

The Eagles return to action on Saturday at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Md.