April 7, 2014

Driscoll off to fast start outdoors

PRINCETON, N.J. — Plattsburgh State senior Kelley Driscoll began her final outdoor track and field campaign in impressive fashion, earning a runner-up finish in the 10,000-meter run at the Sam Howell Invitational hosted by Princeton University on Friday and Saturday.

The Geneva, N.Y. native ran the second-fastest time in the 10,000-meter run when measured against all other NCAA Division III student-athletes. Her time of 36:21.31 shattered her previous personal best by more than 25 seconds and helped her beat out a multitude of Division I student-athletes in the event.

It wasn’t just Driscoll who turned in a great performance at the meet. Junior Amanda Gadway took part in a pair of field events at the meet and excelled at both of them. In the hammer throw, former Malone standout placed 16th out of 23 student-athletes. Her throw of 44.43 meters currently stands as the best in the SUNYAC, one of the top 50 in all of NCAA Division III and is an ECAC-qualifying heave.

Gadway also took part in the discus throw, finishing 18th with a distance of 32.43 meters.

Joining Driscoll in the track portion of the meet was classmater Katie Ehmann. She turned in a 23rd-place performance in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 5:11.39.

Vinson makes debut

Plattsburgh State freshman Ethan Vinson began his collegiate outdoor track and field career at the Sam Howell Invitational. The Newport, N.Y., product took part in the 1,500-meter run and produced a time of 4:14.62. That time helped him earn a 42nd-place finish in the 46-man race.

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