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
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.