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February 2, 2014

Vinson posts ECAC worthy time at Dartmouth Indoor Classic

HANOVER, N.H. — Freshman Ethan Vinson became the first Plattsburgh State men’s indoor track and field student-athlete of the year to provisionally qualify for the ECAC meet as the Newport, N.Y., native turned in a fifth-place performance in the 1,000-meter run at the Dartmouth Indoor Classic on Saturday.

Vinson’s time of 2:32.68 was almost two seconds faster than the ECAC qualifying mark and also represented the Cardinals’ best finish of the day.

To begin the meet, freshman Garth Benway picked up the Cardinals’ first top-ten finish of the day when his shot put heave of 13.74 meters translated to a sixth-place finish in the 32-man event.

Joining Benway in the top-10 of a field event was Dan Bennett who made a weight throw of 13.63 meters – good for ninth place among the 23 competitors.

Ryan Barcomb (18th, 5.54 meters) and Alex Choi (20th, 5.25 meters) represented the Cardinals in the long jump competition.

Sophomore short sprinter Luke Potash captured a 10th-place finish in the 400-meter dash after being clocked in a time of 52.52 seconds in the single-lap race.

The Cardinals will not take part in another meet until Friday, Feb. 14 when the team heads to Ithaca College to take part in the Ithaca Bomber Invitational. The meet will begin at 1 p.m.

Boncore, Gadway Lead Women

Senior Jasmine Boncore turned in a ninth-place performance in the 800-meter run and Ashley Gadway was just .05 meters away from qualifying for the ECAC meet in the shotput as the Plattsburgh State women’s indoor track and field team took part in the Dartmouth Indoor Classic on Saturday.

Boncore, who hails from Manorville, N.Y., completed the 800 in a time of 2:27.63 – a little over five seconds past the cutoff for the ECAC meet.

Gadway’s throw of 11.52 meters in the shotput earned the Malone, N.Y., product a sixth-place finish – two spots ahead of sister, Amanda (11.27 meters).

Amanda would go on to earn a top-10 finish of her own, though, as her toss of 14.14 meters in the weight throw translated to the seventh-longest of the day. Ashley (13.13 meters) checked in at ninth place.

In the 3,000-meter run, junior Amanda Joskow ran a good race, finishing in 11th place in a time of 11:24.18.

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