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AU track teams compete at New York State indoor championship meet
2/28/09

ROCHESTER, NY -- The Alfred University track and field teams wrapped up competition at the New York State Collegiate Track Conference indoor championships, held Friday and Saturday at RIT. The AU men placed seventh and the Alfred women finished ninth.

Junior Lee Consolo (Pleasantville, NY/Pleasantville) led the AU men with a second-place finish in the 400-meter run (50.73 seconds) on Friday. His time set a new AU school record. Sophomore Shawn Ross (Ticonderoga, NY/Ticonderoga) was second in Saturday's shot put (13.95 meters).


Other top performances from the AU men were by junior Matt Phillips (Kinderhook, NY/Ichabod Crane), 10th in Saturday's 500-meter run (1:08.79); senior Erik Jezek (Orchard Park, NY/Hamburg), 11th in Friday's 55-meter hurdles (8.35 seconds); and sophomore Markenson Joseph (Brooklyn, NY/Nazareth Regional), 16th in Friday's weight throw (11.11 meters).

Junior Megan Crimmins (Big Flats, NY/Horseheads) paced the AU women, posting a pair of top-10 finishes on Saturday: fifth in the mile run (5:25.91) and 10th in the 1,000-meter run (3:21.59).

Sophomores Melissa Haahr (Tioga, NY/Owego) (2:36.78)and Jen Chan (Angelica, NY/Genesee Valley) (2:36.90) were 16th and 17th, respectively, in the 800-meter run.

AU competes next in the ECAC indoor championships, March 6 and 7 in Boston, MA.