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Saxons Scott sets school record in winning 400-meter dash at ECAC meet
5/19/12

TROY, NY - Alfred University senior Rich Scott (Eden, NY/Eden) won the 400-meter dash at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) outdoor championships Friday at RPI, setting a new school record.

Scott’s winning time of 47.99 seconds broke the AU school record of 48.64 seconds he established in winning the 400 meters at the New York State championships May 5 in Rochester. Scott also competed in the men’s 200-meter dash Friday, placing sixth in 22.07 seconds.

The Alfred men finished in 23rd place with 13 teams points, while the Saxon women did not post a team score.

AU sophomore Chelsea Hall (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) set a new school record with her ninth-place finish in the women’s heptathlon. Hall competed in three events in Friday’s second day of action in the heptathlon, finishing the seven events with 3,672 points and breaking the school record of 3,593 points she set at the state championships April 29-30. On Friday, she placed ninth in the long jump (4.69 meters) and javelin throw (25.22 meters) and fourth in the 800-meter run (2:35.78).

In four events Thursday, Hall was fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (15.98 seconds); 12th in the high jump (1.33 meters); ninth in the shot put (8.15 meters); and 11th in the 200-meter dash (28.11 seconds).

AU sophomore Isaiah Cassin (Candor, NY/Candor) competed in the men’s high jump, and finished 10th (1.86 meters). The Alfred men’s team of junior Chris Lopez (Rochester, NY/Pittsford-Sutherland), freshman Tyler Robinson (Lockport, NY/Lockport), junior Shane Stadtmueller (Red Creek, NY/Red Creek) and senior Justin Shardlow (Alfred Station, NY/Alfred-Almond) took 20th in the 4X100-meter relay (43.67 seconds).

The AU women competed in two relays Friday. Freshmen Patricia Banahene (Rochester, NY/Brighton) and Miasia Hillman (Buffalo, NY/Hutch Tech), sophomore Corine Pettit (Strykersville, NY/Holland) and junior Jordyn Larkins (Rochester, NY/Harley-Allendale-Columbia) were 16th in the 4X100-meter relay (50.12 seconds). Junior Erin Johnstone (West Henrietta, NY/Rush-Henrietta), senior Elisabeth Phillips-Jones (Watertown, MA/Watertown), junior Amy Morrissey (Hornell, NY/Hornell) and freshman Tracie Forrester (Gainesville, NY/Letchworth) placed 19th in the 4X800-meter relay (9:56.10).