MYRTLE BEACH, SC– The Seahawks opened their spring season with a trip down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to compete in the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational. The Men’s Track and Field team set four new records across today’s events and broke one existing record. William Christophel got up on the podium today for his finish in the one-mile race while teammate Ethan Carpenter secured qualification to the All-Atlantic Region Track and Field Conference Outdoor Championships for his performance in the hammer throw. 

William Christophel racing at Susquehanna Credit: Bill Wood / St. Mary's College of Maryland

How it Happened 

  • Seahawk William Christophel put St. Mary’s on the podium today with his record setting finish in the one mile race. Christophel set the outdoor mile record with a time of 4:38.27 for a 3rd place finish. Quentin Pastore crossed the finish line next for the Seahawks, clinching 21st place at 4:59.00. Nate Norris secured 29th place with a time of 5:08.55 while teammate Patton Harbourt took 38th place at 5:32.75. 
  • Christian Oliverio and Kirby Obi represented St. Mary’s in the 400m dash today. Oliverio picked up a 14th place finish with a time of 54.30 seconds. Obi crossed the finish line just four seconds later at 58.11 seconds to take 28th place. 
  • Ethan Carpenter, Marion Lajara and Chamarr Auber competed in the hammer throw today for the Seahawks. Carpenter finished in ninth place with a distance of 50.15 meters. His top ten finish today secured him a qualification to the AARTFC Championship meet that will take place on May 18th and 19th in Bethlehem, PA. 
  • Nate Norris, Christian Oliverio, Quentin Pastore and William Christophel became the first group to run the 4×80 relay race for St. Mary’s today. The squad finished in 13th place to set the new program record at a time of 9:02.54. 
  • Tyler Wilson broke the existing record in the 5,000 meter race today with a time of 16:43.70. Finishing in 45th place, Wilson broke the previous record by 20 seconds that was set at the C2C Conference Meet last season. 
  • Seahawks Quentin PastoreNate Norris and Kirby Obi represented St. Mary’s in the 800m run today. Pastore crossed the finish line first for the Seahawks, claiming 30th place at 2:13.55. Norris stayed close behind Pastore and clinched 31st place at 2:14.29. 
  • Chamarr Auber set the record in the javelin throw today. Auber earned a 45th place finish and set the record with a distance of 31.74 meters. 

Up Next

The Seahawks will continue their stay in Myrtle Beach with their second and final day of competition Saturday in the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational. The competition will kick off at 9:30 AM with the Men’s Discus Throw. 

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