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AU indoor track and field teams compete at Roxbury CC Invitational
1/10/12

ROXBURY, MA, - The Alfred University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed Saturday, Jane. 7, at the Roxbury (MA) Community College Invitational meet. There were no team scores, but several Saxons turned in top-10 finishes in a field that included athletes from Division I schools.

Sophomore Isaiah Cassin (Candor, NY/Candor) led the AU men with a second-place finish in the high jump (1.88 meters), while sophomore Rebecca Graudons (Mayfield, NY/Mayfield) posted two third-place finishes - in the high jump (1.52 meters) and pole vault (3.35 meters) - to pace the Alfred women.

Other members of the AU men’s team to finish in the top 10 were: senior Rich Scott (Eden, NY/Eden), seventh in the 200-meter dash (23.25 seconds); junior Jeremy Weaver (Lancaster, PA/Lancaster Catholic), sixth in the 400-meter dash (52.22 seconds); senior Derek Denkenberger (Horseheads, NY/Horseheads), eighth in the 800-meter run (2:06.69); junior Chris Lopez (Rochester, NY/Pittsford Sutherland), ninth in the long jump (5.66 meters); and junior Mike Raplee (Dundee, NY/Dundee), ninth in both the shot put (10.71 meters) and weight throw (11.22 meters).

Other top performers for the women’s team included: junior Kelly-Jo Beck (York, NY/York), third in the shot put (10.24 meters); sophomore Jennifer Kirsch (Penfield, NY/Penfield), sixth in the shot put (9.17 meters); sophomore Corine Pettit (Strykersville, NY/Holland), fourth in the long jump (9.45 meters) and sixth in the long jump (4.16 meters); junior Taylor Roberge (Biddeford, ME/Biddeford), fifth in the long jump (4.18 meters); sophomore Samantha Wood (Newfield, NY/Newfield), fifth in the high jump (1.37 meters); and sophomore Chelsea Hall (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island), 10th in the 55-meter hurdles (15.46 seconds).

The AU men’s and women’s teams are in action next on Jan. 14 RIT.