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AU men fourth, women fifth at E8 indoor track and field championships
1/31/11

ROCHESTER, NY — The Alfred University men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams each competed Sunday at the Empire 8 Conference championship meet, hosted by RIT. The Alfred men finished fourth out of six teams competing and the Saxon women were fifth.

Two AU men earned all-conference recognition for placing in the top two in their respective events. Freshman Isaiah Cassin (Candor, NY/Candor) earned Second Team all-conference honors in the high jump with a leap of 1.83 meters and senior Shawn Ross (Ticonderoga, NY/Ticonderoga) earned Second Team honors in the shot put with a school-record and ECAC-qualifying toss of 15.47 meters.

Other top performers for the Alfred men were: freshman Craig Gaymon (White Plains, NY/White Plains), fourth in the 200-meter dash (23.38); junior Rich Scott (Eden, NY/Eden), fifth in the 400-meter run (53.27); and junior Evan Roush (Newport, PA/Newport), fourth in the triple jump (13.01 meters).

The team of sophomore Jeremy Weaver (Lancaster, PA/Lancaster Catholic), Scott, junior Randy Brito (New York, NY/Cardinal Hayes) and Gaymon took fourth in the 4X400-mete relay (3:32.90).

For the AU women, freshman Rebecca Graudons (Mayfield, NY/Mayfield) tied for second in the pole vault (3.05 meters); sophomore Jordyn Larkins (Rochester, NY/Harley-Allendale-Columbia) was third in the 55-meter dash (7.75); and freshman Eliza Parker (Oswego, NY/Oswego) was third in the 55-meter hurdles (9.08).

Other top performers for the Saxon women were: junior Elisabeth Phillips-Jones (Watertown, MA/Watertown), fifth in both the 800-meter run (2:31.14) and mile run (5:33.38); and freshman Liz De Monte (Melville, NY/Walt Whitman), fourth in the high jump (1.48 meters).

The team of Parker, freshman Corine Pettit (Strykersville, NY/Holland), freshman Chelsea Hall (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) and sophomore Amy Morrissey (Hornell, NY/Hornell) was third in the 4X400-meter relay (4:24.40).

The AU men’s and women’s teams are in action next on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Kane Invitational, hosted by Cornell University.