Yesterday evening, Colin Scanlon signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his track career at Claremont McKenna College next year.
The senior first garnered the attention of the Stags in 2019 when he closed a sensational sophomore season in the 400 hurdles with a PSAA Championship, a NYSAIS State Championship, and school record-breaking performance in the New York State Federation Championships. His 55.68 mark ranked him as the fourth-fastest sophomore in the nation.
The 2020 spring season approached with great promise for Scanlon, but COVID-19 ended track & field just two weeks into the season. Instead of wallowing in the missed opportunity, Scanlon loaded the family pick-up with Stony Brook hurdles and brought them back to Sag Harbor to continue training in the interim. This past fall, he returned to competition by leading the boys’ cross country team to its third straight PSAA title, taking 2nd place overall. After basketball season, Scanlon hopes to return to the track to defend his league and state crowns before taking a run at the Federation podium.
Next year Scanlon will travel to Claremont, CA where he should make an immediate impact for the Stags. His best time to date, run at the 2019 Federations, would have placed him 7th at the 2019 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships, and secondon the Claremont squad… as a high school sophomore. It will be exciting to see what times and performances await him at the next level.