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.
Amanda Gadway had a great day in the throwing circle as the sophomore set a school record in the weight throw with a toss of 15.08 meters. Not only did she finish in fifth place in the event, that particular heave put her in the ECAC meet.
Her sister, Ashley, posted a 12th-place finish in the event with a SUNYAC-qualifying toss of 12.48 meters.
Both of the Gadways, as well as freshman Laura Diehl, posted SUNYAC qualifying distance in the shot put. Diehl led the charge with an eighth-place finish (10.8 meters) while Ashley (10.7 meters) and Amanda (10.59 meters) finished ninth and 11th respectively.
Kelly Siry took to the lanes and recorded no less than two SUNYAC qualifying times in the short distance races. Siry posted a 16th-place finish in the 200-meter dash (28.21 seconds) and her time of 1:05.28 in the 400 was good enough for a 10th-place finish.
Amanda Schermerhorn continued her strong indoor season in the 800-meter dash. The senior was the first Division III runner to cross the line in the field of 26. Her runner-up time of 2:17.15 in the event was an ECAC qualifying mark.
One of two Plattsburgh State runners in the mile run, Jasmine Boncore posted a 19th-place finish in a time of 5:33.55. That mark was good enough to be considered a SUNYAC qualifier.
All four of the Plattsburgh State athletes that took part in the 3,000-meter run qualified for the SUNYAC meet while a pair of them posted ECAC qualifying times as well. The two who distinguished themselves among the field were Colleen Coon (ninth, 10:29.25) and Kelley Driscoll (10th, 10:33.55).
Katie Ehmann (21st, 10:58.43) and Lauren Templeton (27th, 11:16.62) were both well under the SUNYAC qualifying mark.
In the 4x800-meter relay, the Plattsburgh State quartet of Boncore, Christen Averill, Megan Schweizer and Meagan Sheehan recorded an ECAC qualifying time of 10:02.74 en route to a third-place finish in the event.
With their final tune-up meet in the books, the Cardinals will make for Brockport next weekend to take part in the SUNYAC Indoor