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AU outdoor track and field teams compete at Cornell
4/26/10

ITHACA, NY – The Alfred University men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams competed at the Cornell University Big Red Invitational Sunday afternoon. There were no team scores, but several AU athletes turned in top-20 performances at a meet that included Division I, II and III teams.

Junior Shawn Ross (Ticonderoga, NY/Ticonderoga) and senior Lee Consolo (Pleasantville, NY/Pleasantville) paced the AU men’s team. Consolo was sixth in the 400-meter run (50.73 seconds) and Ross took seventh in the shot put (13.51 meters) and 11th in the discus (37.321 meters).

Alfred’s men placed three runners in the top 10 of the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Sophomore Derek Denkenberger (Elmira, NY/Horseheads) was eighth (10:44.56); senior Corey Smith (Albion, NY/Albion) was ninth (11:09.71); and freshman Erik Selzo (Shokan, NY/Oneonta) was 10th (12:47.18). Freshman Chris Lopez (Rochester, NY/Pittsford Sutherland) was 15th in the long jump (6.16 meters) and 20th in the 100-meter dash (11.69 seconds).

Other top performers for the Saxon men included: senior Matt Phillips (Kinderhook, NY/Ichabod Crane), 17th in the 800-meter run (2:01.40); junior Markenson Joseph (Brooklyn, NY/Nazareth Regional), 13th in the hammer throw (35.43 meters); and sophomore Ken Noll (Valetie, NHY/Ichabod Crane), 15th in the javelin (31.93 meters).

Junior Melissa Haahr (Owego, NY/Tioga) posted a top-10 finish for the AU women, placing 10th in the 400-meter hurdles (1:14.28).

Other top performers for the Alfred women were: junior Jen Chan (Angelica, NY/Genesee Valley), 13th in the 400-meter hurdles (1:19.28); freshman Jordyn Larkins (Rochester, NY/Harley-Allendale-Columbia), 15th in the 100-meter dash (13.63 seconds); sophomore Elisabeth Phillips-Jones (Watertown, NY/Watertown), 13th in the 5,000-meter run (20:07.70); freshman Kelly-Jo Beck (York, NY/York), 14th in the shot put (9.65 meters) and 16th in the discus (25.48 meters); freshman Kirstin Cook (Tonawanda, NY/Kenmore East), 15th in the discus (27.18 meters); and freshman Emily Moorehead (Waverly, NY/Waverly), 12th in the hammer throw (35.25 meters).

Alfred’s men’s and women’s teams are in action next on Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, at The New York State Collegiate Track Conference outdoor championships in Troy, NY, hosted by RPI.