Fernandez and Whitmore Shine at Penn State National Invitational

Fernandez and Whitmore Shine at Penn State National Invitational

Jon Fernandez and Jessica Whitmore shined for the Mount St. Mary's men's and women's indoor track and field teams on the first day of competition at the prestigious Penn State National Invitational on Friday.

Fernandez made it to the finals, finishing tied for eighth in the weight throw on Friday night.  His toss of 16.87m (55' 4.25") set a school record and missed qualifying for the IC4A Championships by one inch.

Whitmore qualified for the semifinals in the 60m dash with an ECAC qualifying time of 7.63 seconds.  In the semifinals, she finished in 12th place with a time of 7.67 seconds.

Also for the Mount on Friday, Morgan Ostasewski finished 15th in the weight throw with a toss of 15.15m.

The meet concludes tomorrow with Genamarie McCant running in the 500m, Chris Swisko in the mile run, Tommy Gruschow in the 3000m run and Coby Rosemier-Gussio in the 200m dash.