Brimstein paces Knights at Cornell's Kane Invitational

Ithaca, N.Y. – The Geneseo men’s track & field team competed at Cornell’s Kane Invitational Saturday. No team scores were kept at the primarily Division I meet.

Senior Alex Brimstein (Webster/Webster-Thomas) won the 5,000-meter run and ran the first leg on the winning 3,200-meter relay – the only two first-place finishes by a Division III school at the meet. Brimstein’s time of 14:47.35 in the 5,000-meter run is the 16th-fastest in the nation, the top time in State University of New York Athletic Conference and ranks seventh on Geneseo’s all-time list.

The 3,200-meter relay team set a school record, finishing in a winning time of 7:53.37. Junior Nate DeBoever (West Hurley/Onteora), junior Tony George (West Seneca/West Seneca West) and senior Chris Carter (Grand Island/Grand Island) rounded out the first-place quartet.

Two other Knights joined Brimstein as qualifiers for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships in the 5,000-meter run: senior Chris Mateer (Webster/Webster-Thomas) finished seventh in 15:07 and sophomore Cohen Miles-Rauth (Cohocton/Wayland-Cohocton) was 11th in 15:11.

Sophomore Luke Taverne (Vernon/Westmoreland) recorded Geneseo’s top field performance. He placed third in the high jump (first among Division III athletes) with an ECAC Championships qualifying performance; his mark of 6-4 (1.94 meters) is the program’s seventh-best performance ever and ranks second in the SUNYAC this season.

Senior Brendan Murphy (Katonah/Iona Prep) placed ninth in the weight throw (47-11 3/4; 14.62 meters) and 11th in the shot put with an effort of 42-3 1/4 (12.88 meters).