Distance Medley Relay Team Posts Nation's Second-Fastest Time

Rochester, N.Y. – The Geneseo men’s track & field team competed at Friday’s Brown and Orange Invitational at Rochester Institute of Technology. No team scores were kept at the meet, where the Knights recorded three first-place finishes.

Leading the way was the distance medley relay team that posted a winning time of 10:06.32 – the program’s fourth-fastest time ever and the second-fastest mark by a Division III team this season. Senior Chris Carter (Grand Island/Grand Island) ran the 1,200-meter leg, followed by senior Jesse Cleary-Krell in the 400, junior Tony George (West Seneca/West Seneca West) in the 800 and senior Alex Brimstein (Webster/Webster-Thomas) in the 1,600.

Junior Patrick Wortner (Dobbs Ferry/Dobbs Ferry) won the 5,000-meter run in 15:38.74 and sophomore Luke Taverne (Vernon/Westmoreland) took first in the high jump, clearing 6-4 (1.93 meters).

The Knights posted seven other top-five performances, with senior Brendan Murphy (Katonah/Iona Prep) finishing fourth in the weight throw. His distance of 50-8 1/4 (15.45 meters) is an ECAC Championships qualifying performance.

Senior Chris Mateer (Webster/Webster-Thomas) and senior Tim Chambers (Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker) placed second and fifth, respectively, in the mile run with times of 4:22.83 and 4:27.65.

Senior Mike Mattiucci (Webster/Webster-Thomas) took third in the 3,000-meter run (8:58.71), sophomore Cole DeClerck (Webster/Webster-Thomas) placed fourth in the 5,000-meter run (15:43.79) and junior Nathaniel DeBoever (West Hurley/Onteora) and junior Jake Passan (Troy/Averill Park) notched fifth-place finishes. DeBoever finished the 800-meter run in 2:00.10 and Pasanen cleared 13-1 3/4 (4.01 meters) in the pole vault.

The Knights compete at the SUNYAC Championships Saturday. Geneseo is the defending conference champion.