Adelphi University's Mychael Fabio competed in the finals of the 400m dash at the NCAA Division II Championships this weekend at the Neta and Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl hosted by Colorado State Pueblo. After qualifying in the preliminary round on Thursday in a personal best of 46.63, the Huntington native advanced to the finals along with eight of the country's fastest in the event.
In his heat, Fabio placed fifth overall in a time of 47.17 to earn All-American honors; the second of his career. Akino Ming, of Johnson C. Smith, won the event in 46.14. Fabio's four points put Adelphi on the board and marks the first time the Panthers scored points in a national meet since the 2010 indoor season. Additionally, he is currently the highest finisher among all Northeast-10 Conference participants.
Fabio also placed Adelphi in a three-way tie for 38th place.
Event 23 Men 400 Meter Dash
Meet Record: * 44.19 5/22/1998 Jerome Young, St Augstine's Name Year School Finals Points Akino Ming JR Johnson C. Smith 46.14 10 Josh Edmonds SO St. Augustine's 46.38 8 John Guagenti JR Findlay 46.62 6 Keith Cleveland SO Ashland 46.68 5 Mychael Fabio SR Adelphi 47.17 4 Winston Brown JR Johnson C. Smith 47.30 3 James Quarles SO St. Augustine's 47.35 2 Dominic Smith SR American Int'l 47.44 1 Isidro Garcia SO Angelo State 47.98