April 7, 2013

Gadway, Schermerhorn shine for Cardinals


---- — BURLINGTON, Vt. — Another week, another new school record for Amanda Gadway.

The sophomore field event specialist broke her own school record in the hammer throw at the Catamount Invitational with a third-place toss of 42.9 meters. The Malone product bettered her toss by nearly three meters from a week ago and helped the Plattsburgh State women’s track & field team finish fourth at the event.

Gadway was one of four Plattsburgh competitors to compete in the shot put, taking fifth in that event with a throw of 10.57 meters.

In addition to making an ECAC-qualifying throw in the hammer throw, Gadway replicated the feat in the discus with a second-place toss of 40 meters.

In other field action, Victoria Reynolds placed fifth in the javelin throw with a throw of 28.8 meters. Kristie Pageau finished eighth, producing a throw of 22.42 meters.

Pageau also took part in the long jump, finishing fourth with a leap of 4.51 meters. Savannah Davis represented the Cardinals in the pole vault, finishing fifth by clearing 2.59 meters.

Katie Ehmann led a trio of Plattsburgh runners in the 1,500-meter run, finishing eighth with a time of 5:10.55. Lauren Templeton (10th, 5:15.82) and Jasmine Boncore 5:16.54.

Rosi Cummings missed the ECAC-qualifying cut in the 400-meter dash by the slimmest of margins as the senior finished second with a time of 1:00.27, just .27 seconds slower than what was required to ensure herself a spot in the ECAC field.

Lauren Carlino (10th, 13.84) and Roxanne Grolley (13th, 14.25) were the two Plattsburgh runners who took part in the 100-meter dash. The duo also took to the lanes in the 200-meter dash, with Carlino finishing 13th(28.48) and Grolley crossing the line in 15th place (29.84).

Megan Schweizer led a field of five Plattsburgh runners in the 800-meter run, finishing 10th with a time of 2:34.21.

In the 400-meter hurdles, Bryanna Mustapich (fifth, 1:14.17) and Kelly Siry (sixth 1:14.98) made up one third of the field.

In New Jersey, senior Amanda Schermerhorn enjoyed a great meet of her own at the Dick Howell Invitational hosted by Princeton University.

Schermerhorn qualified for the ECAC meet in the 800, finishing in 23rd with a time of 2:18.12.

Schermerhorn wasn’t done yet, as she also made the ECAC cut in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:44.98. The senior finished 20th in the predominantly Division I field of 24 racers.

Colleen Coon took to the lanes in the 5,000-meter run and recorded an ECAC-qualifying time in that event with a time of 17:54.55 in her 29th place finish.

Schram makes ECAC cut

BURLINGTON, Vt. —Mike Schram’s ECAC-qualifying performance in the 10,000-meter run was the highlight of the weekend for the Plattsburgh State men’s outdoor track and field team.

In New Jersey, Schram and Ryan Millar were the only Plattsburgh athletes to compete in the Sam Howell Invitational. Running in the longest event of the two-day meet, Schram secured a spot in the ECAC meet with a ninth-place finish in the 10,000-meter run in a time of 31:34.38.

Millar took to the lanes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and finished 24th with a time of 9:54.21 in the field dominated by Division I athletes.

The majority of the Cardinals made the short journey to the University of Vermont. Once again, freshman Corey Duval led the charge for Plattsburgh in the field events, finishing first in the shot put with a throw of 12.09 meters.

Duval also took part in the hammer throw (third, 36.4 meters) and the discus throw (third, 33.26 meters) and was joined in those events by Dan Bennett who captured second place in both events.

Ben Depo and Alex Choi strutted their stuff in the remaining field events, with the former picking up a fifth-place finish in the javelin throw by producing a toss of 45.93 meters. In addition to the javelin throw, Depo also competed in the high jump (seventh, 1.75 meters). Choi picked up a seventh-place finish in the javelin event with a toss of 27.98 meters before making an eighth-place leap of 1.65 meters in the high jump.

In track action, Jason Flach led a pack of six Plattsburgh runners in the 1,500-meter run with a ninth-place finish in a time of 4:27.43.

Dylan Hedderman was one spot behind his teammate, running the race in a time of 4:28.48.

Trevor Kent (fifth, 53.75) and Matt Corbine (sixth, 57.92), were the only two Plattsburgh athletes to take part in the 400-meter dash while Luke Potash (sixth, 11.51) missed the cut for ECACs in the 100-meter dash by a little over half a second.

In the 800-meter run, Evan Greenberg was the top finisher among the five Plattsburgh racers as he completed the two laps in a time of 2:02.92.

Outdoor newcomer Esa Jessop represented the Cardinals in the 400-meter hurdles as he finished eighth in a time of 1:02.86.

The Cardinals entered a pair of quartets in the 4x400-meter relay, and the foursome of Potash, Kent, Jessop and John Hamilton finished fourth in a time of 3:34.88.