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Saxon track and field teams complete first day at state indoor meet
2/27/10

ROCHESTER, NY – The Alfred University men’s and women’s track and field teams are competing at the New York State Collegiate Track Conference (NYSCTC) indoor championship meet at RIT. After Friday’s first day of competition at the two-day meet, the AU men and women stood in seventh and eighth place, respectively.

On Friday, freshman Emily Moorehead (Waverly, NY/Waverly) took fifth in the weight throw (12.59 meters) to lead the Alfred women. The team of senior Rachel Gaylord (Elmira, NY/Horseheads), freshman Amy Morrissey (Hornell, NY/Hornell), junior Melissa Haahr (Owego, NY/Tioga) and senior Megan Crimmins (Big Flats, NY/Horseheads) were fourth in the distance medley with a school-record time of 12:56.03; and the team of freshman Jordyn Larkins (Rochester, NY/Harley-Allendale-Columbia), sophomore Anne Mills (Scarborough, ME/Scarborough), freshman Erin Johnstone (West Henrietta, NY/Rush-Henrietta) and Morrissey took seventh in the 4X200-meter relay (1:55.86).

Junior Markenson Joseph (Brooklyn, NY/Nazareth Regional) and freshman Mike Raplee (Dundee, NY/Dundee) were sixth (13.65 meters) and seventh (13.25 meters), respectively, in the weight throw to pace the AU men. Sophomore Rich Scott (Eden, NY/Eden) was eighth in the long jump (6.50 meters); freshmen Chris Lopez (Rochester, NY/Pittsford Sutherland) and Jeremy Weaver (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster Catholic) and sophomores Randy Brito (New York, NY/Cardinal Hayes) and Justin Shardlow (Almond, NY/Alfred-Almond) placed seventh in the 4X200-meter relay (1:34.69); and sophomore Ken Noll (Valatie, NY/Ichabod Crane), senior sLee Consolo (Pleasantville, NY/ Pleasantville) and Matt Phillips (Kinderhook, NY/Ichabod Crane), and sophomore Derek Denkenberger (Elmira, NY/Horseheads) were eighth in the distance medley (11:06.20).

The AU women had 11 points after Friday’s action; Ithaca led with 101. The Alfred men had nine points; Rochester was in first with 57.50 points. The championships conclude Saturday with the pole vault, shot put, triple jump, mile run, 55-meter hurdles, 55-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 400-meter run, 500-meter run, 800-meter run, 1,000-meter run, 4X400-meter relay and 4X800-meter relay.