AU track and field teams ready for ECAC outdoor championships
ALFRED, NY — Several members of the Alfred University men’s and women’s track and field teams have qualified to compete at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) outdoor championships meet, May 16 and 17 at Springfield (MA) College.
Sophomore Miasia Hillman (Buffalo, NY/Hutch Tech) will be competing in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash. She finished second and third, respectively, in those events at last weekend’s New York State championships, the latter in a school-record time of 25.80 seconds. Earlier this year, she won an Empire 8 Conference crown in the 100 meters.
Junior Rebecca Graudons (Mayfield, NY/Mayfield) will be competing in the women’s pole vault. The state outdoor champ in the pole vault in 2011 and 2012, Graudons was seventh in the event at the state meet. Earlier in the season, she won an Empire 8 pole vault title. Junior Liz DeMonte (Melville, NY/Walt Whitman) will be competing in the high jump. DeMonte was eight in the high jump at the state championships with a leap of 1.53 meters.
Three Saxon men will be competing in individual events at the ECAC meet, along with a pair of relay teams.
Senior Chris Lopez (Rochester, NY/Pittsford Sutherland) will compete in the long jump. He was sixth at the state meet and earned an Empire 8 title in the long jump. Junior Isaiah Cassin (Candor, NY/Candor) will compete at ECACs in the high jump, and freshman Gregory Matos (Bronx, NY/ELLIS Prep) will compete in the 400-meter dash; each took fifth in those respective events at the state outdoor championships.
Lopez, junior Eddie Potter (Lansing, NY/Lansing), sophomore Nolan Rummel (Kings Park, NY/Kings Park) and Matos will compete in the 4X400-meter relay. AU won an Empire 8 title in the 4X400 at the conference championship meet. Potter, Rummel, freshman Ethan Foster (Bolivar, NY/Bolivar-Richburg) and senior Jeremy Weaver (Lancaster, PA/Lancaster Catholic) will run the 4X800-meter relay.
Action begins at 1 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday. Live results are available on-line.
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