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AU women fifth, men 10th after first day of state outdoor track meet
5/05/12

ROCHESTER, NY - The Alfred University women’s and men’s track and field team were in fifth and 10th place, respectively, after Friday’s first day at the New York State Collegiate Track Conferenc outdoor championship meet.


The meet is being held at the University of Rochester and concludes today. It includes results from last weekend’s men’s decathlon (AU junior Shane Stadtmueller (Red Creek, NY/Red Creek) took fifth) and women’s heptathlon (Alfred sophomore Chelsea Hall (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) was fourth. The Alfred women have 17 points and the Saxon men have six.

On Friday, AU sophomore Rebecca Graudons (Mayfield, NY/Mayfield) successfully defended her state title in the pole vault with a winning vault of 3.40 meters. Also scoring points for the Saxon women Friday was 4X800-meter relay team of senior Elisabeth Phillips-Jones (Watertown, MA/Watertown), Hall, junior Amy Morrissey (Hornell, NY/Hornell) and freshman Tracie Forrester (Gainesville, NY/Letchworth), who took seventh in 9:56.18.

Preliminaries for the women’s 100-meter hurdles were held Friday and Hall qualified fifth with a time of 16.10 seconds. In preliminary action in the women’s 100-meter dash, freshman Miasia Hillman (Buffalo, NY/Hutch Tech) and junior Jordyn Larkins (Rochester, NY/Harley-Allendale-Columbia) qualified fourth (12.66 seconds) and seventh (12.98 seconds), respectively, for Saturday’s finals.

Scoring points for the AU men’s team Friday was the 4X800-meter relay team of senior Randy Brito (New York, NY/Cardinal Hayes), sophomore Eddie Potter, freshman Sean Locker (Corning, NY/Corning-Painted Post West) and sophomore Nolan Rummel, which took seventh on 8:10.78.

AU senior Rich Scott (Eden, NY/Eden) qualified first during preliminary heats of both the 200-meter dash (21.90 seconds) and 400-meter dash (49.46 seconds). Junior Andre McCloud qualified second in the 200-meter dash (22.83 seconds). Finals for both the 200-meter and 400-meter races will be Saturday.