Men's Track & Field
The men's track and field team hosted the Geneseo Open this afternoon, a non-scoring meet, and the winning 4X400 relay team of Niko Brown, Jesse Cleary-Krell, John Brotsch and Pat Gallagher highlighted the performances with a school-record time of 3:21.95, eclipsing the 1992 mark of 3:22.44. Sophomore Lee Berube posted a second place, NCAA provisional qualifying time of 3:53.12 in the 1,500 meters and sophomore Wenley Louis won the long jump with an ECAC-qualifying distance of 6.89 meters. Senior Ken Wickey posted a pair of second place finishes in the shot put (14.13 meters) and the discus (42.21 meters), while Brotsch and Gallagher claimed ECAC-qualifying times in placing 1-2 in the 400 meters in 49.53 and 49.85, respectively. Senior Tim Chichester, Greg Izzo and Bill Juda each finished second with an ECAC-qualifying time as Chichester ran 14:42.07 in the 10,000 meters, Izzo scampered 55.50 in the 400 hurdles and Juda ran a 9:31.94 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Geneseo's Colin Keenan finished second in the high jump with a height of 1.84 meters.
Women's Track & Field
The women's track and field team entertained seven institutions for the non-scoring Geneseo Open this afternoon. Graduate student Maggie Morris highlighted the meet with a first place and ECAC-qualifying time of 4:45.93 in the 1,500 meters, while first year Marissa Liberati ran a second place ECAC time of 4:46.39 in the same event. Geneseo's Caitlin Kowalewski, Julie Dmochowski and Emily Sullivan ran 1-2-3 in the 800 meters in 2:19.71, 2:22.27 and 2:22.61, respectively. Sophomore Ashley Jones won the 3000-meter steeplechase in a time of 12:06.79, while sister act Jessica and Kristin Shumway and Shannon King placed 1-2-3 in the high jump with a leap of 1.50 meters. Senior Becky Huben finished second in the 10,000 meters with an ECAC-qualifying time of 39:12.72, Jessica Jaroszko was second in the 100 hurdles in 15.77, Colleen Murphy ran second in the 400 hurdles in 1:07.99 and Alice Buskus claimed second in the long jump with a distance of 5.00 meters.
The men's lacrosse team traveled to Oneonta this afternoon and the ninth-ranked Blue Knights defeated the host Red Dragons, 14-9. Senior goalie Dennis Costanza made 13 saves and allowed eight goals in 58 minutes of action and added a goal and an assist in the contest to pace the Blue Knights. Sophomore Brendan Kurpis netted four goals and one assist, junior Craig Lange had two goals and two assists, while Tim Hayden and Evan Bryant added two goals and one assist each. Geneseo moves to 9-2 overall and 4-1 in SUNYAC and clinched a home game for the semifinals of the SUNYAC tournament on May 5. The Knights complete the regular season at Brockport on Wednesday.
The women's tennis team traveled to Hamilton College this afternoon and ran their record to 15-2 on the season with a 9-0 blanking of the Continentals. Sophomore Monica Vieth won first singles, 6-4, 6-4 and teamed with classmate Julia Passik to win at first doubles, 8-2. Sophomore Melissa Baker won at second singles, 1-6, 6-2, 10-3 in the tiebreak and teamed with classmate Lauren Johnson to win second doubles, 8-4. Sophomore Katie Gayvert, who won 6-4, 6-3 at fifth singles and first year Sarah Shields, who won 6-3, 6-0 at sixth singles, combined to take a 9-7 victory at third doubles. Passik won at third singles, 6-1, 6-2 and senior Anna Lehet closed the match with a 6-1, 6-1 win at fourth singles. Geneseo travels to RIT on Friday for the final dual match of the season before heading to the NCAA Division III tournament on May 13.
The women's softball team traveled to Plattsburgh this afternoon and split a doubleheader with the Cardinals. In the opener, Plattsburgh tripled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to win by a score of 3-2. First year Jess Steubing went 2-4 with a solo homer in the fourth inning and sophomore KK Schaus went 3-4. Junior Janine Montera took the loss in the circle, allowing eight hits and one walk with two strikeouts. In the second game, Geneseo erupted for four runs in the fifth inning, keyed by junior Megan Pogemiller's three-run homer, to break a 2-2 tie on the way to a 9-3 victory. Sophomore Mary Bostwick scattered six hits, walked two and allowed two earned runs with nine strikeouts, while going 3-3 with a solo homer. Senior Katie Holm hit a two-run homer, Schaus was 3-4 with two runs and an RBI, senior Karen Wagner went 2-4 with two doubles, a run and an RBI and Kelsey Ogden was 2-5. Geneseo is 19-13 on the season and 7-7 in SUNYAC and travels to Medaille on Tuesday.