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.
Senior Jasmine Boncore’s time of 2:31.8 put her in eighth place in the 800.
The 200 saw Taylor Baynham finish 19th 28.53. In the 1,600 relay, Boncore teamed with Christen Averill, Brianna Bessette and Kristin Schnalzer to secure a fifth-place finish among the 10 competing quartets. They posted a time of 4:35.59.
Canet and Osei-Boakye were joined by Lauren Carlino and Rebecca Muschio in the 800 relay, and they placed ninth in 1:55.96.
Potash leads men’s team
CLINTON — Sophmore Luke Potash turned in a fourth-place performance in the 200 dash to lead the Plattsburgh men at the Hamilton College Continental Invitational Saturday. Potash clocked 23.16 seconds.
In the field events, senior Alex Choi placed sixth in the pole vault after clearing the 3.65-meter bar. Freshman Garth Benway was ninth in the shot put, heaving the weight a distance of 13.04 meters. Dan Bennett finished in front of Benway in the weight throw, making a toss of 12.76 meters for 14th. Greg Dentice took 37th in the long jump with a leap of 4.54 meters.
Choi was the sole Plattsburgh competitor to make the finals in the 60-meter dash, finishing eighth with a time of 9.22 seconds. Ethan Vinson posted a sixth-place finish in the mile run in 4:29.94. Esa Jessop had another top-10 effort, as his time of 52.55 in the 400 was good for sixth.
Christian Whalen (eighth, 1:11.68) and John Hamilton (10th, 1:12.02) led the nine-man Cardinals contingent who took part in the 500 dash, and James Stewart was 14th in the 800.
In the relay races, Hamilton and Whalen teamed up with Trevor Kent and Dylan Hedderman to place eighth in the 1,600. Choi, Jessop and Potash were joined by Ty Tedford-Bulriss in the 800 relay, where they finished fifth in 1:35.09.