Smith Wins Mile Run at Kane Invitational

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

Graduate student Alyssa Smith (Rochester/Brighton) won the mile run with a time of 5:01.45. Smith, one of two Division III athletes to record a first-place finish at the meet, recorded the nation’s eighth-fastest time (and the best in the State University of New York Athletic Conference) and her performance ranks fourth on the program’s all-time list.

Sophomore Keira Wood (Lake Ronkonkoma/Sachem North) placed fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:14.81. Wood now ranks sixth nationally and her time is Geneseo’s second-fastest ever.

She and Smith both recorded Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships qualifying performances as well.

Geneseo placed third in the 1,600-meter relay team, recording the program’s second-fastest time ever. Junior Allison Hoh (Honeoye Falls/Honeoye Falls-Lima), senior Cailin Kowalewski (Fredonia/Fredonia), Smith and Wood finished in a time of 4:03.53, which ranks 25th nationally.

In the 5,000-meter run, sophomore Joanna Castrogiovanni (Smithtown/West) and Alyssa Knott (Smithtown/Smithtown West) both recorded ECAC qualifying performances. Castrogiovanni was eighth in 18:28.02 and Knott took 10th in 18:36.21.

Kowalewski finished eighth in the 800-meter run (2:18.21).

Junior Emma Deshaies and first year Shannon Murphy (Jamestown/Falconer) finished ninth and 11th in the mile run, posting respective times of 5:17.76 and 5:19.12.