April 1, 2013

Cardinals record solid weekend of track and field

CLINTON — Plattsburgh State sophomore Amanda Gadway came up with a school-record and ECAC-qualifying toss of 40.34 meters in the discus throw for just one of the highlights for the Cardinals at the Hamilton Track & Field Invitational on Saturday.

Gadway was just one of a cadre of Cardinals who turned in some impressive performances in the field events. In the hammer throw, Ashley Gadway launched a 38.53-meter throw that ensured the Malone native would finish in first place.

Victoria Reynolds captured the individual crown in the javelin throw with a toss of 32.52 meters, while Amanda Gadway produced a second-place throw of 30.88 meters. Both tosses were SUNYAC provisional qualifying marks.

Plattsburgh also received a strong performance from freshman Laura Diehl in the field events. The Diehl posted a runner-up finish in the shot put with a throw of 11.06 meters.

Savannah Davis was the final field performer for the Cardinals as she posted a fourth-place finish in the pole vault, clearing the 2.6-meter bar to provisionally qualify for the SUNYAC meet.

In the 200-meter dash, Lauren Carlino finished in second place with a time of 28.2 seconds. Carlino was joined in the top five by Roxanne Grolley, who sprinted to a fifth-place finish in 29.43.

Carlino walked away with the individual crown in the 100-meter dash in 13.64. Grolley placed third in that event, crossing the line in 14.02.

Jasmine Boncore led the charge for Plattsburgh State in the 800-meter run with a third-place finish in 2:32.52. Also in the field were Megan Schweizer (6th, 2:34.28) and Meaghan Sheehan (12th, 2:39.19).

The only long-distance runners of the day for the Cardinals were Katie Ehmann, Lauren Templeton and Erika Ozols, who took to the lanes in the 1,500-meter run. Ehmann (5:05.60) and Templeton (5:06.38) finished third and fourth, respectively, while Ozols (5:43.83) was 10th.

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