AU Press Releases
AU track and field teams solid in season opener at RIT
Sophomore Richard Scott (Eden, NY/Eden) led the AU men with a second-place finish in the 400-meter run (51.71 seconds) and a seventh in the long jump (6.53 meters). Senior Lee Consolo (Pleasantville, NY/Pleasantville) was second in the 500 meters (1:08.69), senior Travis Cox (Ashaway, RI/Westerly) was third in the weight throw (14.91 meters), and junior Shawn Ross (Ticonderoga, NY/Ticonderoga) was third in the shot put (13.90 meters).
Other top performers for the AU men were freshman Chris Lopez (Rochester, NY/Pittsford-Sutherland), seventh in the triple jump (12.51 meters), 10th in the long jump (6.20 meters), and 16th in the 55-meter dash (6.91 seconds); senior Ned Lessig Reading, PA/Wilson), ninth in the 55-meter hurdles (8.64 seconds); junior Markenson Joseph (Brooklyn, NY/Nazareth Regional), ninth in the weight throw (12.97 meters); sophomore Justin Shardlow (Alfred Station, NY/Alfred-Almond), 12th in the long jump (6.07 meters); senior Matt Phillips (Kinderhook, NY/Ichabod Crane), 12th in the 800 meters (2:06.01); senior Corey Smith (Albion, NY/Albion), 15th in the 5,000-meter run (18:23.96); and freshman Jeremy Weaver (Lancaster, PA/Lancaster Catholic), 13th in the 200-meter run (24.73 seconds).
Sophomore Anne Mills (Scarborough, ME/Scarborough) led the Alfred women’s team, taking seventh in the 55-meter hurdles (9.67 seconds) and also placing 11th in the 55-meter dash (7.93 seconds).
Other AU women turning in top-10 performances were: junior Melissa Haahr (Owego, NY/Tioga), fifth in the 1,000-meter run (3:25.57); senior Rachel Gaylord (Elmira, NY/Horseheads), seventh in the 1,000-meter run (3:33.14); freshman Amy Morrissey (Hornell, NY/Hornell), ninth in the 1,000-meter run (3:41.20); sophomore Elisabeth Phillips-Jones (Watertown, MA/Watertown), ninth in the 3,000-meter run (11:41.00); and freshman Kelly-Jo Beck (York, NY/York), eighth in the shot put (10.20 meters).
Senior Megan Crimmins (Big Flats, NY/Horseheads) was 12th min the 5,000 meters (20:33.27) and 14th in the 3,000-meters (12:01.82); junior Emily Merkey (Walworth, NY/Wayne) was 13th in the weight throw (10.39 meters); and freshman Emily Moorehead (Waverly, NY/Waverly) was 15th in the weight throw (10.10 meters) and 16th in the shot put (8.84 meters). Phillips-Jones took 13th in the 5,000 meters (20:33.00).
AU is in action next on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Great Dane Classic in Manhattan, New York City.