Nico Robinson and Cameron Van have made their marks in track and field while becoming the best in their respective events in Sacred Heart Prep history.
The standout efforts of both seniors on the track and in the classroom have been rewarded with respective opportunities to compete at the next level after graduation this May.
Robinson will be attending Dartmouth University next fall, where the Big Green hopes to leverage his sprint/jump skills as a top-tier decathlete. Van, meanwhile, will attend Claremont-McKenna College, where he'll participate in the high jump and triple jump for the Stags.
"We couldn't be more excited for both Nico and Cam as they continue their outstanding track and field careers," said SHP Athletic Director Frank Rodriguez. "The combination of academic diligence, extraordinary athleticism and the constant desire to improve has really paid off for the both of these terrific young men."
Robinson was recognized as the Most Valuable Track and Field Athlete in the West Bay Athletic League last season. His school-record time of 14.90 in the 110-meter high hurdles is currently No. 3 in the Central Coast Section this year. He also owns the school record in the 330 intermediate hurdles (39.69, fifth best in the CCS this season) as well as the school record in the long jump (22-8 1/2).
In 2012, Van was the lone Gator (and only one of two WBAL male representatives) to make it to the CCS track and field finals. There, he finished among the top eight competitors in the high jump.
This season he is again ranked among the top high jumpers in the CCS with a season best of 6-2 1/2. He is a two-time All-WBAL selection and owns school records in the high jump (6-3) as well as the triple jump (42-8).