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Scanlon Breaks 400H School Record, Takes 6th at Feds

June 7, 2019

This afternoon, Colin Scanlon closed the 97th year of Stony Brook Athletics with a crescendo by breaking the 400m hurdle school record, winning his heat, and placing 6th overall at the NYSPHSAA Federation Track & Field Championships.

The speedy sophomore paced the field in the second heat of Division II, turning in a time of 55.68, smashing his personal best of 56.81 by over a second and besting the school record mark of 56.80 set by Luke Conti in 1996. In doing so he jumped four spots from his 10th place seed heading into the race and finished 6th overall in Division II.

Scanlon broke from the blocks cleanly and had the lead by the third hurdle. As he powered down the backstretch he extended his lead over the fourth and fifth barriers. Rounding the final turn, Sherburne’s Owen Rodriguez out of lane 2 made up ground and moved into a stride-for-stride cadence with Scanlon before taking a slight edge over the penultimate hurdle. Barreling down the homestretch, the pair were deadlocked over the final hurdle, but Scanlon proved tougher over the final 40 meters to edge Rodriguez.

His 55.68 mark is not only the best ever run by a Stony Brook hurdler, but slots him on some impressive rankings:

  • #84 in U.S.
  • #26 in New York
  • #4 sophomore in U.S.
  • #2 sophomore in New York

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Division II 400m Hurdle Top 10 Results

  1. Cameron Duffield (Saranac) – 53.69
  2. Liam Coulter (Allegany-Lime) – 54.10
  3. Nate Oczkowski (New Hartford) – 55.05
  4. Thomas VanSaders (Tri-Valley) – 55.25
  5. Lance Jensen (Candor) – 55.67
  6. Colin Scanlon (Stony Brook) – 55.68
  7. Owen Rodriguez (Sherburne) – 56.08
  8. Josh Saha (Hackley) – 56.34
  9. Marcus Johnson (Canajoharie) – 57.34
  10. Matt Tierney (Tri-Valley) – 57.60

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Sophomore 400m Hurdle Top 5 National Rankings

  1. Joshua Peron (Frontier Central, NY) – 54.22
  2. Joseph Morrone (St. Peters Prep, NJ) – 55.36
  3. DJ Robinson (May River, SC) – 55.38
  4. Colin Scanlon (Stony Brook, NY) – 55.68
  5. Peter Fischer (Harrison, NY) – 55.72

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NYSPHSAA Track

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