Zach Ferrara, of Irondequoit, and member of the men's track and field team at the College at Brockport has been named Brockport Male Athlete of the Year.
Ferrara was crowned national champion at the 2013 indoor track and field championships at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. The senior provided one of the most historic performances in program history. Ferrara cleared a school record height of 5.09 meters (15' 8 ¼") to take top honors at the meet.
Ferrara also captured SUNYAC Championships in both the indoor and outdoor season, setting school records along the way. Ferrara won the indoor pole vault championship for the second consecutive season. The senior's national championship mark also set the SUNYAC record.
Ferrara cleared a Brockport outdoor record of 4.85 meters (15' 11") to win the SUNYAC outdoor title. Ferrara became the first Brockport athlete to win the outdoor pole vault championship since Chris Brhel in 2006.