Press-Republican

January 20, 2013

Cardinal men, women place third at St. Lawrence

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---- — CANTON — Amanda Schermerhorn finished over 10 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor in the one-mile run to lead the Plattsburgh State women’s track and field team to a third-place finish at the St. Lawrence Invitational on Saturday.

The senior out of Scotia, N.Y., was clocked for a time of 5:15.48 and proved to be the only Plattsburgh State competitor to finish in first place in any event.

Plattsburgh State collected 66.5 points, while the host institution St. Lawrence won the event with a total of 176 points. The University of Ottawa earned a runner-up finish by amassing 137 points.

In other track events, senior Rosi Cummings posted a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.18 while fellow final-year competitor Kristie Pageau enjoyed a fifth-place finish in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 10 seconds flat.

Freshman Kelly Siry was clocked at 1:27.42 in the 500-meter dash, a time that put her in fifth place. In the 800-meter run, Pageau took sixth place with a time of 2:31.45 while Christen Averill finished in eighth place among the field of 19 runners with a time of 2:34.91.

Colleen Coon and Lauren Templeton finished fifth and sixth respectively out of nine runners who took part in the 3,000-meter run. Coon traversed the course in a time of 10:32.18 while Templeton was clocked at 11:29.11.

The 4x200 team of Roxanne Grolley, Bryanna Mustapich, Lauren Carlino and Siry finished in fifth place out of seven teams with a time of 1:58.58. In the 4x400 event, Schermerhorn, Averill, Katie Ehmann and Erika Ozols posted a time of 4:35.20 that helped them finish third among four teams.

In the shot put, Amanda Gadway made a third-place throw of 10.5 meters while her sister, Ashley, tossed 10.05 meters for a sixth-place standing. Amanda’s weight throw of 13.84 meters earned the sophomore a runner-up finish while Ashley took sixth place with a throw of 12.40 meters.

Pageau took fourth place in the long jump (4.85 meters) and ninth in the high jump (1.43 meters).

In their first meet outside the state of New York, the Cardinals will head to Boston, Mass., to take part in the Terrier Invitational hosted by Boston University on Saturday, January 26.

MEN

CANTON — John Garren recorded a first-place finish in the long jump and the distance trio of Ryan Millar, Mike Schram and Chris Martin finished one-two-three in the 3,000-meter run to help the Plattsburgh State men’s track and field team to a third-place finish at the St. Lawrence Invitational on Saturday.

The Cardinals collected 78.5 points on the day while St. Lawrence won the event with 209.5 points. The University of Ottawa earned a runner-up finish with 106 team points.

Millar’s time of 8:54.09 in the 3,000 was just over four seconds off of the ECAC qualifying time while Schram finished in a time of 8:59.01. Martin was clocked at 9:10.20 in the event.

Freshman Luke Potash turned some heads in the 400-meter dash, finishing in second place with a time of 51.57 – a little more than a half a second slower than first-place finisher Tolu Makinde from the University of Ottawa.

Trevor Kent clocked in with a time of 2:05.67 for a sixth-place finish in the 800-meter run.

Fellow freshman Evan Greenberg posted a fifth-place finish in the event with a time of 52.39.

In addition to his meet-best long jump of 6.41 meters, Garren finished seventh in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.25 seconds. The senior also competed in the 200-meter dash, posting a time of 23.66 seconds which was good for fifth place.

Brian Drollette hustled to a tenth-place finish in the 200 with a time of 24.05 seconds.

The 4x400 team of Ben Depo, Potash, Trevor Kent and Greenberg enjoyed a third-place finish with a time of 3:34.84.

Depo’s day began with the field events, though, as he finished third in the high jump with a leap of 1.83 meters. The senior gave way to freshman teammate Corey Duval, who won the shot put event with a throw of 13.34 meters.

Freshman Nick Leedom tossed the shot put a distance of 12.34 meters for a fourth-place finish while Depo came in sixth with a throw of 11.50 meters.

Duval finished ninth in the weight throw with a throw of 11.64 meters.

In their first meet outside the state of New York, the Cardinals will head to Boston, Mass., to take part in the Terrier Invitational hosted by Boston University on Saturday, January 26.