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.