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January 26, 2014

Three Cardinals post provisional qualifying marks

BOSTON — Three members of the Plattsburgh State women’s indoor track and field team had ECAC-qualifying performances at two different meets this weekend.

The senior tandem of Kelley Driscoll and Katie Ehmann traveled to Boston Friday to take part in the John Thomas Terrier Invitational. The pair provisionally qualified for the ECAC meet in their respective events.

Ehmann took the lanes in the 3,000-meter run and finished in 63rd place with a time of 10:37.53. That time was exactly 13 seconds faster than her previous personal best.

In the 5,000-meter run, Driscoll easily made the ECAC cut, finishing 20th in the field of 66. Her time of 17:38.77 was almost 1:06 faster than what was required to get into the ECAC meet and 21 seconds faster than her previous personal best.

The Cardinals’ third ECAC provisional performance of the weekend came in the throwing circle at the Hamilton College Continental Invitational Saturday. Amanda Gadway was an individual champion in the weight throw, posting a 14.71 meter toss and breaking the ECAC qualifying barrier by .66 meters.

During the shot put, Ashley Gadway outdid her sister, as the pair finished third and fourth respectively. Both narrowly missed out on the ECAC qualifying distance (11.58 meters), as Ashley recorded a toss of 11.27 meters and Amanda one of 11.23.

Freshman Eunice Osei-Boakye finished 24th in the long jump, making a leap of 4.26 meters. Fellow first-year competitor Waheson Lazore turned in a 16th-place performance in the high jump, clearing the 1.4 meter bar.

Junior Amanda Joskow was the first Plattsburgh athlete to cross the finish line in the mile run. She was clocked in a time of 5:54.28 — good for 19th among the 45-woman field.

In the third-shortest sprinting race of the meet, sophomore Kelly Siry recorded a 12th-place finish (1:04.25) in the 400. Freshman Rayanne Canet (24th, 1:07.77) joined Siry in the 31-woman field.

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