Sullivan to compete for Virginia

June 07, 1995|By Bill Free | Bill Free,Sun Staff Writer

McDonogh three-sport standout Sean Sullivan will enroll at the University of Virginia this fall on a track and field scholarship, enabling him to pursue a possible career as an Olympic decathlete.

Sullivan (6 feet 5, 195 pounds) chose Virginia despite a strong recruiting pitch by the Naval Academy.

"The Naval Academy is too slanted toward one field of endeavor," said Sullivan of Sykesville. "I've felt for a long time that Virginia is the right fit for me."

Sullivan is the only metro area athlete who was ranked in five track and field categories this spring -- the pole vault, high jump, discus, 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles.

His specialty is the pole vault where he holds the McDonogh school record of 14 feet, 6 inches and set the MIAA record with a leap of 14-0 in this spring's championship meet.

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