March 9, 2014

Cardinals' Huber sets school records at ECACs

BOSTON — In just her third week with the Plattsburgh State women’s indoor track and field team, freshman Jess Huber had already broken a pair of school records, and on Saturday she toppled two more as the Cardinals competed at the ECAC Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center on Friday and Saturday.

In the preliminary heats of the 60-meter dash, the Plattsburgh product bettered her own school record of 8.02 by posting a time of eight seconds flat in the short sprint. It marks the third time this season Huber has reset the program record in the 60.

The 200-meter dash was the freshman secure a top-ten finish with a time of 25.89 seconds. Her 10th place time was not only a personal best, it broke Laurie Delilli’s 14-year-old school record of 26.1 seconds.

Elsewhere in the lanes, senior Kelley Driscoll came up short of a first-place finish in the 5,000-meter run by the narrowest of margins. The Geneva, N.Y., product came up with a time of 17:36.57 in the longest individual race of the meet, but was bested by Brockport’s Rachel Malone who turned in a time of 17:36.27. Driscoll, however, did account for eight of the Cardinals’ 14 team points with her 5k performance.

The senior returned to the track for the 3,000-meter run where she placed fifth in the 49-woman field with a time of 10:13.28. That time helped Driscoll add another four team points to the Cardinals’ total of 14. Also competing in the 3,000 meter run was fellow senior Katie Ehmann who finished in 33rd in a time of 10:41.18.

Mustering up another pair of Plattsburgh State points was the 4x800-meter run team of Christen Averill, Jasmine Boncore, Rebecca Muschio and Megan Schweizer. That quartet finished in seventh place out of 15 teams by putting up a time of 9:51.73.

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