CORTLAND — It was just another record-breaking day for sophomore Jess Huber of the Plattsburgh State women’s outdoor track and field team on Friday.
The former Beekmantown standout took down her own school record in the 100-meter dash by posting a third-place time of 12.46 seconds in the preliminary round at the Cortland Classic.
The 12.46 second run in the preliminary round was .12 seconds faster than her previous program best. Running directly into the wind during the finals, the speedy Huber still managed to post a third-place finish in a time of 13.09 seconds.
Huber’s stellar day continued in the long jump when she made a second-place leap of 5.32 meters. That distance helped the sophomore qualify for the ECAC meet. It is currently the 21st-longest jump among all ECAC student-athletes.
Senior distance specialist Kelley Driscoll was the driving force behind the Cardinals’ second ECAC-qualifying performance on Friday. The Geneva native placed second in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:25.49. She was bettered only by her sister — Christine — who put forth a time of 17:25.39 while competing in a Cornell uniform. Kelley’s time stands as the 14th-fastest on the ECAC leaderboards at the moment.
The successes continued to pile up for the Cardinals on Saturday morning when Huber teamed with Roxanne Grolley, Lauren Carlino and Kelly Siry to capture a third-place finish in the 4x100-meter dash. The time of 50.76 seconds by the quartet was good enough to qualify the student-athletes for the ECAC meet.
In the 4x800-meter relay, Christen Averill, Jasmine Boncore, Rayanne Canet and Katie Ehmann raced to a runner-up finish in a time of 10:35.43.
As has been customary this season, the junior twins Amanda and Ashley Gadway provided the Cardinals with some more highlights in the field events. Amanda’s best performance came in the hammer throw as her heave of 46.41 meters helped the former Malone star earn a championship finish in the event. Ashley placed fourth in the event, turning in a toss of 42.43 meters.