Jan. 22, 2013
QUEENS, N.Y. – Redshirt senior and 2012 Olympian Daryl Homer made the highest U.S. finish, placing sixth, at the Plovdiv Saber Grand Prix in Bulgaria this past weekend. The event was Homer’s first international event since the London Games in which the Bronx, N.Y., product also placed sixth and made the highest American finish.
En route to his first-career Grand Prix quarterfinal, Homer knocked off a Russian fencer as well as two U.S. teammates. In the table of 16, Homer defeated Olympic squadmate Jeff Spear by a score of 15-11.
However, Russian fencer Kamil Ibragimov, then eliminated Homer, by a score of 15-12.
The Red Storm will compete in a pair of events during the weekend of Jan. 26-27. On Saturday, Jan. 26, St. John’s will host five elite programs (Ohio State, Penn State, Notre Dame, Harvard, and Columbia) during the St. John’s Invitational. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will be broadcasted live on ESPN3.
Then on Sunday, Jan. 27, the Red Storm will make the quick trip over to Manhattan for the NYU Invitational. St. John’s will take on Notre Dame, Ohio State, Columbia, Wayne State, and host school NYU.