#NECAlumni Update: Rodney Runs Against World’s Best in London

LIU Brooklyn alumnus Brendon Rodney (PHOTO: CBC Sports)

LIU Brooklyn alumnus Brendon Rodney (PHOTO: CBC Sports)

 

Fewer than three months removed from his third consecutive NEC Outdoor MVP award, Brendon Rodney was wearing his LIU uniform one lane over from Usain Bolt.

The two were warming up for the Olympic Games later this summer in Rio.

After running sub-20 to win the Canadian 200m title, Rodney competed against eight other world-class sprinters at the IAAF Diamond League Muller Anniversary Games in London.

Bolt won the race in 19.89 with Rodney finishing in sixth.

The three-time NEC Outdoor MVP clocked in at 20.37 and tweeted out the following message, “Today was a great test against an amazing field thankful for the experience now time to get ready for Rio @TeamCanada.”

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Later that evening, the grateful NEC record holder added to his Twitter timeline by tweeting, “Good or bad u still gotta learn and today was a learning experience.”

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Preseason Projections Revealed during #NECFB Summertime Celebration at MetLife Stadium

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The MetLife Stadium operations team was in full concert mode with Guns N Roses shows slated for the weekend.

But football was still in the air at the Home of the New York Giants and New York Jets.

Hinting that another season is on the horizon, the Northeast Conference hosted its second annual #NECFB Social Media Day in the field-level Coaches Club at MetLife.

The Division I FCS conference welcomed current coaches and players along with selected alumni to the Garden State for a preseason pigskin celebration.

In addition to a sponsor summit and VIP Luncheon, the NEC produced a live season preview program that was carried by ESPN3 and unveiled the results to the preseason coaches’ poll.

 

#NECFB Social Media Day Poll Reveal (VIDEO)

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Year of the Pioneer?

SHU President John Petillo (left) and Deputy AD Brad Hurlbut (right) accept the Brenda Weare Commissioner's Cup

SHU President John Petillo and Deputy AD Brad Hurlbut accept the Brenda Weare Commissioner’s Cup

All 10 Northeast Conference core members strive for greatness in both athletic competition and academic achievement. Rarely, however, does one particular athletic department finish first in both conference-wide races.

This year, the Sacred Heart Pioneers are that rarity.

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