ITHACA — After a winter storm derailed the plans of the Plattsburgh State men’s track and field team last week, the Cardinals returned to competition at the Marc Deneault Memorial Invitational, hosted by Cornell University, on Saturday.
The only two Plattsburgh State competitors in the 200-meter dash, Brian Drollette (13th, 23.63 seconds) and Eric Adams (25th, 24.11 seconds), recorded SUNYAC times in the event.
Luke Potash continued his impressive freshman campaign, recording an eighth-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.69. That particular time was just .69 seconds over an ECAC qualifying mark.
In the 800-meter run, Evan Greenberg posted a season-best time of 1:58.09 to ensure himself an eighth-place finish in the event. While that time was a SUNYAC qualifier, it was just over one second off the ECAC qualifying mark.
Adam Shearer led a bevy of Plattsburgh State competitors in the 3,000-meter run with an 11th place finish (8:54.63). Shearer’s time was a personal best and a SUNYAC qualifier as well.
All three of the other Plattsburgh State runners that competed in the 3,000-meter run posted SUNYAC times as well, led by Mike Schram’s 14th-place finish in a time of 8:59.50. Other times included a 9:04.21 finish recorded by Chris Martin (18th) and a 9:09.33 mark registered by Ryan Millar (20th).
Corey Duval continued to creep closer to an ECAC-qualifying toss in the shot put. The freshman posted a fifth-place throw of 14.15 meters — just .20 meters less than what was needed to qualify for the ECAC meet.
Duval continued his field day in the weight throw, finishing 14th with a SUNYAC-qualifying toss of 13.21 meters.
Next weekend, the Cardinals will head to Brockport to take part in the SUNYAC Indoor Championships. The event will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday.
AMANDA GADWAY LEADS WOMEN
ITHACA — The Plattsburgh State women’s track and field team picked up right where it left off at the Marc Deneault Memorial Invitational.