Senior Douglas Imperi and freshman Mitchell Paciga both improved on their heptathlon scores they earned earlier in the season at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala, while sophomore Brendan Long put in his first heptathlon performance of the season.
Doug improved his score from 4047 to 4071 on his way to taking 4th place out of 12 athletes. In doing so, he had season bests in his shot put and long jump. He also came close on reaching his season bests in pole vault, the 60 meter dash, and the 60 meter hurdles.
Mitch improved his score from 3966 to 4045 to take 5th place in the heptathlon. He had season best performances in the 60 meter hurdles, long jump, pole vault, and shot put. He also tied his season best in the high jump. His score of 4045 points was just enough for him to break the freshman record in the heptathlon, which was previously held by Tyler Gajewski.
Brendan Long competed in his first heptathlon of the indoor season, and took tenth place with a score of 2883 points. Although his score was hurt by not clearing a height in the pole vault, it was still enough to qualify him for the SUNYAC Championships.
The next heptathlon for Doug, Mitch, and Brendan will be at the SUNYAC Championships, where they look to better their scores and help the team to score more points.