SUNYAC Indoor Track & Field Championships




Men's Indoor Track & Field

The men's indoor track and field team traveled to Hobart College in Geneva today for the SUNYAC championships and finished in second place with 135 points, narrowly missing the championship as Buffalo State scored 136. The Blue Knights won four individual titles on the men's side as junior Nwana Okafor won the long jump with an NCAA provisional distance of 6.99 meters, junior Lee Berube won the 3,000 meters in 8:47.68, senior Mike McManus won the high jump with a height of 1.97 meters and the Distance Medley Relay team of Mark Streb, Ian Besso, Nathaniel DeBoever and Ben Peterson won in a SUNYAC meet-record time of 10:30.46. Geneseo produced the top five finishers in the 3,000 meters as junior Eddie Novara ran second in 8:49.29, senior Ryan O'Connor was third in 8:51.99, sophomore Tom Clark finished fourth in 8:54.36 and Bobby Henchen was fifth in 8:54.97. The Geneseo distance crew placed 3-8 in the mile as O'Connor ran 4:16.95, Berube finished 4:17.27, Streb crossed 4:17.64, senior Lee Gabler finished in 4:18.25 and Clark ran a 4:25.16, while Novara was second in the 5,000 meters in 15:14.68 and Henchen placed third in 15:19.65. In other field events, senior Eric Rickman was third in the weight throw with a 15.54 meters and fourth in the shot put with a toss of 14.76 meters, while Zach Markel finished fifth in the weight in 15.20 meters and seventh in the shot with a toss of 14.65 meters. Geneseo travels to the ECAC championships at the New York City Armory on Friday.

Women's Indoor Track & Field

The women's indoor track and field team placed second with 106 points this afternoon at the 2011 SUNYAC Indoor Track and Field championships at Hobart College in Geneva. Buffalo State College won the title with 124 points. Sophomore Marissa Liberati won a pair of events to highlight the performances for Geneseo as she won the 5,000 meters in 18:08.38 and the 3,000 meters in 10:10.78, while junior Rachel Serpe finished third in the pole vault with a school record height of 3.25 meters. Junior Alyssa Smith won the mile run for the third consecutive year with a time of 5:04.28 and the Distance Medley Relay team of Mary Aldridge, Rebekah Steinke, Cailin Kowalewski and Emily Sullivan won in a time of 12:50.28. Geneseo's Danae Polsin finished second in the 5,000 meters in 18:22.67 and Smith placed third in the 3,000 meters in 10:36.41. Geneseo scored points in the 800 meter run as Kowalewski was second in 2:19.20, Kelly Brunscheen finished third in 2:20.43 and Aldridge was fifth in 2:22.10. Geneseo participates in the ECAC Championships at the New York City Armory on Friday.