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Senior pole vaulter Brendan Sheehan has stood out in the 2023-2024 indoor mens track and field season. Sheehan qualified for the 2024 NCAA indoor championship even with a stress fracture to the hook of the hamate bone.

Breaking Boundaries: Senior pole vaulter competes in indoor season despite a broken hand

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor April 15, 2024
As the Ithaca College men’s track and field team transitions into its outdoor season, there is one pole vaulter that stands out from the rest: senior Brendan Sheehan.
As a long distance runner, senior Patrick Bierach races in all three competition seasons including cross country and indoor and outdoor track. Runners often have less than a week of rest between seasons.

Distance runners battle with three-season strain

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer November 15, 2023
Unlike most athletes, long-distance runners often participate in three separate competition seasons throughout the academic year: cross country in the fall, indoor track in the winter and outdoor track in the spring. This rigorous schedule — usually with no more than a week off between racing periods — comes with a great responsibility to manage not only time and academics, but also stress and injury prevention.
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