Eagles Fare Well at Navy Triangular


Junior Sean O'Brien won the 800-meters and 1,500-meters at the Navy Triangular.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The American men's track team continued its strong outdoor track season at the Navy Triangular Saturday. Running on a brand new track at the Naval Academy, the Eagles finished second in the meet. The host Midshipmen had too much depth for American, but the Eagles were able to top Patriot League foe Colgate.

As he has all season, junior Sean O'Brien led the way for American winning two events. O'Brien easily won the 1,500-meters, running 3:51.22 and winning by almost five seconds. Teammate Carlos Hunt finished fourth in the event in 3:58.09. O'Brien also won the 800-meters, topping Douglas Kay of Navy by .33 seconds, running 1:52.04. Freshman Sean Duffy was in third, just .22 behind Kay in 1:52.59.

ECAC Track Athlete of the Week Matt Seymour just missed qualifying for the IC4A Championships as he led a one-two-three American sweep in the 5,000-meters. Seymour won in 14:38.61 and fellow sophomore Frank Malpigli finished second in 14:59.91. Freshman Patrick MacAdie finished off the sweep, running 15:17.54 to finish in third.

Also winning for the Eagles was junior Andy Ellerhorst in the 200-meters. Ellerhorst ran 22.27 to beat Eric Porter from Navy by .17 seconds. John Campbell finished fifth in the event in 23.11. Campbell was also fifth in the 100-meters, running 11.61. Elllerhorst coupled his 200-meter victory with a third place finish in the 400-meters (49.65). Ed Topolewski was fourth in the event, running 50.89.

The Eagles return to action on April 20 at the Mount St. Mary's Invitational. In addition, some athletes are preparing to participate in the prestigous Penn Relays to be held on April 25-28.