Four Wins For Women's Track & Field At RIT

Rochester, N.Y. – The Geneseo women’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 four first-place finishes.

Leading the way was the distance medley relay team that posted a winning time of 11:51.64 – a program record time ever and the second-fastest mark by a Division III team this season.

Sophomore Keira Wood (Lake Ronkonkoma/Sachem North) ran the 1,200-meter leg, followed by junior Allison Hoh (Honeoye Falls/Honeoye Falls-Lima) in the 400, senior Cailin Kowalewski (Fredonia/Fredonia) in the 800 and graduate student Alyssa Smith (Rochester/Brighton) in the 1,600.

Kowalewski also won the 800-meter run. Her time of 2:18.69 was an ECAC Championships qualifying mark. Smith placed third in the race with another ECAC mark (2:21.91).

Senior Diahann Cuevo (Mohegan/Yorktown) won the 60-meter dash; her time of 8.19 is the program’s third-fastest ever. She also placed fourth in the 200-meter dash (27.30).

Junior Mary Aldridge (Rochester/Brighton) rounded out Geneseo’s winners, placing first in the mile run with an ECAC-qualifying time of 5:11.31. Senior Danae Polsin (Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker) placed third in the event (5:21.23).

Senior Rachel Serpe (Gates/Gates-Chili) took fifth in the pole vault, clearing 2.10 meters – the program’s second-best mark.

First year Shannon Murphy (Jamestown/Falconer) was second in the 1,000-meter run with an ECAC qualifying time of 3:06.33.

Wood finished third in the 400-meter dash. Her time of 60.48 was both the program’s eighth-fastest and an ECAC qualifier.

In the 5,000-meter run, senior Erin Dorset (Clifton Park/Shenendehowa) was third in 19:30.62 and first year Rayenne Luke (Williamson) was fourth in 19:32.25.

Senior Brigid Heenan (Liverpool/Liverpool) and first year Ashton Hughes (Fairport/Fairport) were fourth and fifth in the 3,000-meter run with respective times of 10:56.01 and 10:56.19.

Geneseo’s 1,600-meter relay team of first year Sarah Anstett (East Aurora/East Aurora), first year Winny Chen (New York/Brooklyn Technical), junior Emma Deshaies and Dorset took fourth in 4:31.19.

The Knights compete at the SUNYAC Championships Saturday. Geneseo placed third at last year’s conference meet.