Monday, April 25, 2011

SU Track and Field: A Successful Weekend

The SU Track and Field team was in action at two different meets this past weekend. The Orange competed in Ithaca, N.Y. at the Cornell Upstate Challenge, and a contingent of SU Track and Field athletes converged upon Princeton, N.J. for the Larry Ellis Memorial Invitational. Here’s a break down of the two meets:

Cornell Upstate Challenge

Junior Ieva Staponkute broke the facility record at Cornell with a BIG EAST and ECAC qualifying triple jump mark of 12.81 meters. This narrowly edged the old facility record of 12.55 meters.

Flings Owusu-Agyapong brought home a victory for the Orange in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.63 seconds. Also, Owusu-Agyapong took second place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.64. Both races met BIG EAST and ECAC qualifying standards.

Larry Ellis Memorial Invitational

The Orange women put on a show in the 3,000-meter steeplechase finishing with four runners in the top-six.

Senior Katie Hursey lead the charge with a personal-best of 10:13.39 to win the 3,00-meter steeplechase. This smashed her previous best by nearly 14 seconds. Hursey’s time is to date tops in the conference and puts her at eighth best in the nation. Her time also met BIG EAST and ECAC qualifying standards.

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