The St. Anthony’s Invitational began this afternoon, one of the biggest events of the Long Island spring track season. In honor of its return, MileSplit NY compiled a list of the top marks at the meet over the last decade. Several Bears made the cut.
Taylor Colucci ran the 10th fastest time at St. Anthony’s in the last decade with a mark of 22.26 on May 4, 2012 that gave him the title. Colucci would add a gold medal in the 100 meters (11.05), helping him earn the meet’s coveted top performer award.
4×100 Meter Relay
On May 7, 2011, the 4×100 relay team of Khoren Lawson, Jon Wentling, Andrew White, and Taylor Colucci ran the fourth-fastest time of the last decade at St. Anthony’s with a mark of 43.07 that broke the school record of 43.34 set in 2007. The Bears finished runner-up that year to Bay Shore (42.96).
On May 7, 2016, Jyles Etienne soared to the top mark of the last decade with a winning leap of 6′ 9″. His mark of 7′ 2.5″ at last year’s meet was not included on the list as inclement weather forced the event inside, technically making it an indoor mark instead of an outdoor one. As a result, the jump ended up being the #1 indoor jump in America in 2016-17. Etienne’s astonishing jump earned him the meet’s top performer award.