The Plattsburgh State track and field traveled to Princeton and Nazareth over the weekend, setting a handful of personal bests as the Cardinals had strong showings at both meets.

At the Nazareth College ROC City Track and Field Classic, the Plattsburgh men finished fourth out of 11 teams and won two events.

Ben Depo won the men's javelin throw with a 49.20 meter throw. He also placed fifth in the men's pole vault with a 3.35 meter mark.

On the track, Nate Williams won the 200 meter dash with a tome of 22.45 seconds. Brian Drollette finished close behind him with a personal-best of 22.56 seconds. Jason Chippy also took fifth in the event with a time of 23.20.

The men's 4x400 relay team of Jason Pageau, Ryan Douglas, Elliot Matthews and Kevin Mercer placed second with a time of 3:27.61.

In the men's 100-meter dash, Chippy ran to a second-place finish, while Williams took fifth. Adam Shearer also set a new personal record in the 1,500 meter run, finishing fourth with a time of 4:10.04.

The Plattsburgh women also had an outstanding showing at Nazareth, finishing second in a field of 12 teams. Jackie Boyea led the Cardinals winning two field events and placing second in the shot put to score a combined 28 points. Boyea won the hammer throw with a throw of 39.33 meters, which was three meters better than her previous personal best. She also won the javelin throw with a 34.99 meter toss. Boyea also took second in the shot put with a 10.16 meter throw.

Ashley Gadway had three second-place finishes for Plattsburgh. Her 37.61 meter performance in the hammer throw was a new personal best by nearly two meters. Gadway also took second in the discus and the shot put.

The Cardinals set two new stadium records in track events. Joanne TeRiele finished second in the 100 meter hurdles, before coming back to win the 400 meter hurdles and setting a new stadium record with a time of 1:05.99.

Amy McCasland won the 800 meter run with a time of 2:17.23 to also set a new stadium record.

Three Plattsburgh women also set personal bests at the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton over the weekend.

Stefanie Braun ran a personal best in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 17:23.79 to finish 11th. Braun was the top Division III finisher in the event and her time currently ranks ninth in the country.

Kelley Driscoll finished 11th in the 10,000 meter run with a time of 36:47.73 as the top Division III performer.

Driscoll's time is first in the SUNYAC and eighth in the country. Colleen Coon placed 18th in the same event with a new personal record of 38:11.34.

The Cardinals return to action this weekend at the Bison Classic hosted by Bucknell University.

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