TROY — A pair of school-record performances by Jess Huber and Amanda Gadway highlighted a great Saturday for the Plattsburgh State women’s track and field team at the RPI Upstate Track & Field Classic.
Huber, a sophomore from Beekmantown, broke a 15-year-old Plattsburgh State program record en route to a championship finish in the 100-meter dash. Her ECAC-qualifying time of 12.54 seconds was three-hundredths of a second faster than Laurie Delilli’s time which had held strong as a school best speed since 1999.
In the hammer throw, Gadway broke her own school record by making an ECAC qualifying third-place throw of 47.07 meters. The junior out of Malone outdistanced her previous program best of 46.93 meters which was set back on April 27, 2013.
Another ECAC-worthy performance awaited Gadway in the discus throw where she made a third-place toss of 36.52 meters. Hot on the heels of Gadway was sophomore Stephanie Catalioto who checked in at fourth place with a heave of 36.12 meters.
Gadway’s third top-five finish of the meet came in the javelin throw as her toss of 29.1 meters helped her earn a third-place finish. Kelly Siry also took part in the event and wound up posting a fifth-place finish by achieving a distance of 27.79 meters.
Of the five best throws in the shot put, the Cardinals accounted for two of them. Ashley Gadway placed third in the event with an ECAC-qualifying throw of 11.78 meters. Her sister, Amanda, finished fourth with a toss of 11.76 meters. Amanda’s distance would also stand as an ECAC-qualifying mark.
The second of two championship performances for the Cardinals occurred in the 4x100-meter dash. The Plattsburgh State quartet of Rayanne Canet, Lauren Carlino, Roxanne Grolley and Siry combined to put forth a first-place time of 51.76 seconds. The foursome bested four other relay squads in the race.