Cortland, N.Y. – The Geneseo women’s track & field team wrapped up the first of two days of competition at the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championships in eighth place in the team standings. Competition concludes Saturday at Cortland.
Sophomore Alyssa Knott (Smithtown/West) recorded the Knights’ top finish Friday, placing second in the 10,000-meter run.
Six Knights qualified for Saturday’s finals. Senior Cailin Kowalewski (Fredonia/Fredonia) recorded the top time in the preliminaries of the 800-meter run (2:13.98). That time ranks 17th in Division III this year and sixth on the program’s all-time list. Sophomore Keira Wood (Lake Ronkonkoma/Sachem North) had the sixth-fastest preliminary time (2:19.55).
Junior Allison Hoh (Honeoye Falls/Honeoye Falls-Lima) posted the second-fastest time in the 100-meter hurdle preliminaries. Her time of 14.77 is Geneseo’s second-fastest ever and ranks 17th nationally this spring.
Two other Knights will join Hoh in the final; junior Towi Kuberka (Clarence/Clarence) had the fourth-best time with a clocking of 1:06.28, which is the program’s fifth-best time. First year Kylie Ryan (Pittsford/Pittsford-Mendon) was seventh in the preliminaries in 1:09.00.
Senior Shannon King stands in eighth place after four events of the heptathlon, scoring 1,490 points Friday.
The men’s team wrapped up the first day in seventh place in the team standings.
Senior Brendan Murphy (Katonah/Iona Prep) recorded Geneseo’s top individual finish Friday, placing fifth in the hammer throw. His mark of 48.93 meters (160-6) ranks fifth all-time at Geneseo.
Sophomore Tim Mateer (Webster/Thomas) placed seventh in the 10,000-meter run in 32:55.64.
Junior Jake Pasanen (Troy/Averill Park) finished eighth in the pole vault, clearing 4.05 meters (13-3 1/2).
Two Knights qualified for Saturday’s finals. Sophomore Christian Igielinski (Perrysburg/Gowanda) posted the second-fastest time in the 400-meter hurdles. His performance of 56.29 ranks seventh on the program’s all-time list.
Senior Chris Carter (Grand Island/Grand Island) had Friday’s fourth-best time in the 800-meter run, finishing in 1:54.84.