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AU track and field teams compete at Kane Invitational
2/15/10

ITHACA, NY – The Alfred University men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams competed Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Kane Invitational, hosted by Cornell University. There were no team scores.

Senior Megan Crimmins (Big Flats, NY/Horseheads) shattered the AU women's record in the mile run, finishing 13th with a time of 5:21.95. She broke the previous school mark of 5:25.81, set in 2003 by Millicent Boadi. Sophomore Richard Scott (Eden, NY/Eden) and junior Shawn Ross (Ticonderoga, NY/Ticonderoga) each earned third-place finishes to pace the AU men. Scott was third in the 400-meter dash (51.26 seconds) and Ross was third in the shot put (14.35 meters).

Also placing in the top-10 for the Alfred men were senior Matt Phillips (Kinderhook, NY/Ichabod Crane), eighth in the 500-meter run (1:09.42), and senior Lee Consolo (Pleasantville, NY/Pleasantville), 10th in the 800-meter run (2:01.64). The team of Consolo, Scott, freshman Jeremy Weaver (Lancaster, PA/Lancaster Catholic), and Phillips was second in the 4X400-meter relay (3:32.24).

Other top performers for the Saxons were: freshman Chris Lopez (Rochester, NY/Pittsford Sutherland), 16th in the 200-meter dash (24.04 seconds) and 23rd in the 60-meter dash (7.39 seconds) and long jump (5.89 meters); Weaver, 25th in the 200 meters (24.31); sophomore Ken Noll (Valatie, NY/Ichabod Crane), 23rd in the 1,000-meter run (2:46.30); sophomore Justin Shardlow (Alfred Station, NY/Alfred-Almond), 21st in the long jump (5.96 meters); and junior Markenson Joseph (Brooklyn, NY/Nazareth Regional), 17th in the weight throw (12.92 meters).

Freshman Amy Morrissey (Hornell, NY/Hornell) took sixth in the 500-meter run (1:26.51) to lead the AU women. Senior Megan Crimmins (Big Flats, NY/Horseheads), senior Rachel Gaylord (Elmira, NY/Horseheads), junior Melissa Haahr (Owego, NY/Tioga) and sophomore Elisabeth Phillips-Jones (Watertown, MA/Watertown) took seventh in the 4X800-meter relay (10:43.43).

Other top performers for the AU women were: Gaylord and Haahr, 13th (3:25.31) and 14th (3:26.14), respectively, in the 1,000-meter run; sophomore Anne Mills (Scarborough, ME/Scarborough), 13th in the 60-meter hurdles (10.14 seconds); freshman Kelly-Jo Beck (York, NY/York), 16th in the shot put (10.14 meters); and freshman Emily Moorehead (Waverly, NY/Waverly), 14th in the weight throw (12.05 meters) and 25th in the shot put (9.37 meters).

Alfred competes next on Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Denault Invitational, hosted by Cornell.