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AU outdoor track and field teams compete in pair of weekend meets
5/02/11

ROCHESTER, NY — The Alfred University outdoor track and field competed over the weekend in a pair of meets. The Saxons were at Roberts Wesleyan on Saturday and at the Cornell Big Red Invitational on Sunday. There were no team scores at either meet, but several AU athletes turned in solid performances.

On Saturday at Roberts, senior Shawn Ross (Ticonderoga, NY/Ticonderoga) won the shot put with an ECAC-qualifying 15.00 meters and placed fourth in the discus (40.96 meters) to pace the AU men’s team.

Other top performers for the Saxon men were: freshmen Craig Gaymon (White Plains, NY/White Plains) and Isaiah Cassin (Candor, NY/Candor), second (1.98 meters) and third (1.93 meters), respectively, in the high jump, with both qualifying for the ECACs; junior Ken Noll (Valatie, NY/Ichabod Crane), second in the 5,000-meter run (16:00.97); senior Austin Fox (Reinholds, PA/Lancaster Catholic), third in the triple jump (13.13 meters); junior Rich Scott (Eden, NY/Eden), sixth in the 200-meter dash (22.41 seconds); and Jason Osborne, seventh in the shot put (13.33 meters).

Freshman Rebecca Graudons (Mayfield, NY/Mayfield) led the AU women at Roberts, placing second in the pole vault with an ECAC-qualifying height of 3.35 meters. Sophomore Jordyn Larkins (Rochester, NY/Harley-Allendale-Columbia) was seventh in the 100-meter dash (13.21 seconds) and ninth in the 200-meter dash (27.07 seconds). Her time of 12.97 seconds in the preliminary heat of the 100-meter dash set a new school record.

Other top performers for the AU women at Roberts were: freshman Chelsea Hall (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island), ninth in the 100-meter hurdles (17.12 seconds) and seventh in the 400-meter hurdles (1:11.68); sophomore Kirstin Cook (Tonawanda, NY/Kenmore East), 10th in the shot put (9.93 meters); and sophomore Kelly-Jo Beck (York, NY/York), ninth in the discus (31.84 meters).

At Cornell on Sunday, Scott was 10th in the 400-meter dash (50.52 seconds) and sophomore Chris Lopez (Rochester, NY/Pittsford Sutherland) was 19th in the 100-meter dash (11.48 seconds). The team of junior Randy Brito (New York, NY/Cardinal Hayes), Scott, Lopez, and sophomore Jeremy Weaver (Lancaster, PA/Lancaster Catholic) was fifth in the 4X100-meter relay (43.61 seconds).

The AU men’s and women’s teams are in action next on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, at the New York State outdoors championships in Troy, NY, hosted by RPI.