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AU indoor track and field teams shine at Fredonia Invitational
1/25/10

FREDONIA, NY – The Alfred University men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams competed Saturday at SUNY Fredonia. There were no team scores, but AU athletes won or placed high in several events.

Sophomore Richard Scott (Eden, NY/Eden) (400 meters, 52.42 seconds) and junior Shawn Ross (Ticonderoga, NY/Ticonderoga) (shot put, 13.23 meters) each earned first-place finishes for the AU men. Scott also took fourth in the long jump (6.09 meters). Sophomore Annie Mills (Scarborough, ME/Scarborough) (55 meters, 7.86 seconds), senior Megan Crimmins (Big Flats, NY/Horseheads) (mile run, 5:38.52), senior Rachel Gaylord (Elmira, NY/Horseheads) (800 meters, 2:35.55), and freshman Kelly-Jo Beck (York, NY/York) (shot put, 10.05 meters) won events for the Alfred women. Mills also placed second in the 55-meter hurdles (9.96 seconds) and fifth in the 200-meter dash (31.77 seconds).

Other top performers for the Alfred men were: freshman Chris Lopez (Rochester, NY/Pittsford Sutherland), fourth in the 55 meters (6.81) and fifth in the long jump (6.06 meters) and triple jump (11.57 meters); junior Markenson Joseph (Brooklyn, NY/Nazareth Regional), second in the weight throw (13.30 meters); sophomore Justin Shardlow (Alfred Station, NY/Alfred-Almond), sixth in the long jump (5.71 meters); senior Lee Consolo (Pleasantville, NY/Pleasantville), third in the 800-meter run (2:02.88); freshman Jeremy Weaver (Lancaster, PA/Lancaster Catholic), fifth in the 400 meters (54.34) and 55 meters (6.88 seconds); and sophomore Ken Noll (Valatie, NY/Ichabod Crane) and senior Jesse Schuster (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda), fourth (4:53.21) and fifth (4:53.59), respectively, in the mile run.

For the AU women, freshman Jordyn Larkins (Rochester, NY/Harley-Allendale-Columbia) was third in the 200-meter dash (30.33 seconds) and fourth in the 55-meter hurdles (8.12 seconds); freshman Gabby Rinaldi (Canisteo, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) was fifth in the 55-meter hurdles (11.37); junior Jen Chan (Angelica, NY/Genesee Valley) was fifth in the mile run (6:04.64) and 400 meters (1:13.87); freshman Amy Morrissey (Hornell, NY/Hornell) was second in the 400 meters (1:10.52); freshman Erin Johnstone (West Henrietta, NY/Rush-Henrietta) was third in the 400 meters (1:12.44); junior Melissa Haahr (Owego, NY/Tioga) was fourth in the 800 meters (2:39.84); freshman Emily Moorehead (Waverly, NY/Waverly) was third in the weight throw (12.15 meters) and fourth in the shot put (8.92 meters); and freshman Kirstin Cook (Tonawanda, NY/Kenmore East) was second in the shot put (9.36 meters).

The AU men’s and women’s teams compete next on Sunday, Jan. 31, at the Empire 8 Conference indoor championships, hosted by RIT.