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March 10, 2014

Cobleskill freshman cruises to ECAC sprint title

The Daily Star

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SUNY Cobleskill freshman Winston Lee won the 60-meter dash in record time Saturday during the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Indoor Track Championships at Roxbury Community College’s Reggie Lewis Center.

Lee finished in a program-record 6.78 seconds, setting an ECAC D-III men’s indoor record while hitting the NCAA D-III automatic qualifying standard in the 60. Lee earned All-ECAC Team honors with his time, which ranks third this season among NCAA D-III men.

Cobleskill announced Sunday that Lee has qualified to compete in the NCAA D-III Championships, which run Friday and Saturday at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Freshman Evan Quinones also made the All-ECAC Team with a fifth in the 1,000 (2:31.70). The Fighting Tigers had 14 points to tie for 21st out of 67 teams.

Cobleskill also announced Sunday that its women have an NCAA qualifier in freshman Dana Husband, whose height of 5 feet, 7 inches in the high jump ranks fourth nationally. Husband cleared 5-7 on Feb. 28 at St. Lawrence University, where she won the New York State College Track Conference title.

On Saturday, Husband placed fourth in the high jump at 5-6 1/2 to earn All-ECAC Team honors. Cobleskill’s women finished with 4.5 points to place 49th out of 67 teams.

Lee and Husband are Cobleskill’s first athletes to qualify for the NCAA D-III indoor championships. Husband also is the first Cobleskill female to represent the college at an NCAA championship event.

The Fighting Tigers joined the NCAA D-III level of competition in the fall of 2008, after competing at the NJCAA level from 1947-2008.

Also Saturday, Oneonta State sophomores Joe Carr, Micah Patterson and Thomas Wheeler joined freshman Mike Engesser for an ECAC championship victory in the 1,600 relay in 3:19.60. The win marked O-State’s second in the 1,600 men’s relay and first since 2009, when the Red Dragons went on to win the NCAA D-III title in the event.

Engesser also earned All-ECAC honors in the 500, placing third in a personal best time of 1:06.11.

Juniors J.D. Roth and Patrick Weinert (Schenevus) also may be in line for NCAA berths, which will be officially announced today as the top 15 performances in each event qualify. Roth ranks in the top 10 in the shot put and the weight throw, and Weinert ranks 15th in the weight throw.

On Saturday, Roth earned a pair of All-ECAC honors with his third in the shot put and his second in the weight throw. Weinert earned All-ECAC honors with his third in the weight throw. He also finished ninth in the shot put.

Sophomore Jake Alviene contributed a fourth in the 200 (22.17) and an 11th in the 60 hurdles. Junior Charles Remillard rounded out Oneonta’s top-10 finishes with a season-best 8:42.57 in the 3,000, which was good for ninth.

O-State’s men scored 41 points to tie for third in the team standings. Bates College won the men’s team title with 47 points.

Oneonta’s women had four top-eight finishes Saturday, including two by senior Danielle Kennedy. She placed second in the 3,000 in a personal-best 10:08.96. On Friday, Kennedy took fourth in the 5,000 (17:45.48).

All-ECAC honors also went to seniors Brittany Cocchieri and Kaitlyn Brandt.

Cocchieri placed fourth in the 200 (25.58) and ran the lead legs for the fourth-place 800 relay and the eighth-place 1,600 relay teams. Brandt was sixth in the 200 (25.76).

Junior Amanda Knox and freshman Carrie Small were part of both relays. Sophomore Kashique Robinson competed in the 800 relay and junior Chelsea Christonikos was part of the 1,600 relay.

The Red Dragons placed eighth with 27 points. Amherst College won the women’s team title with 38 points.

NJCAA Championships

Keimon Barrow had a pair of top-10 finishes during the NJCAA Indoor Track Championships, which ran Friday and Saturday at the NYC Armory.

Barrow took fifth in the triple jump (48-7.5) and ninth in the high jump (6-6.25) for the Broncos, who also received a 12th from Kevin Williams in the triple jump (43-11.25).

Jack Flood and Francisco Wilson-King placed fifth and seventh, respectively, in the heptathlon. Flood had 4,396 points and Wilson-King finished with 4,323. Simon Gyllensten of Vincennes won the heptathlon title with 5,366 points.

Wilson-King’s best finish in the heptathlon was a first in the shot put, at 34-9. Flood finished second in the same event, at 34-6, and also had a second in the heptathlon high jump, at 6-2.75.

Delhi’s men placed 19th out of 26 teams with 10 points. Iowa Central won the men’s team title with 143 points.

Jennifer Jelic (Oneonta High) had the best Delhi women’s finish with a 19th in the triple jump (32-1).


SUNY Delhi diver Matt Salle had a pair of runner-up finishes during the NJCAA Championships, which ran Wednesday through Saturday at the Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Salle placed second on the 1-meter board with 495.25 points and had 434.05 for second in the 3-meter dive. Darton State’s Crawford Berry won swept the diving titles with 542.7 and 583.5 points, respectively.

Salle also contributed to four top-eight relay finishes for the Broncos men. He joined Sean O’Connell, Donny Martell and Ryan Ferraro for sevenths in the 400-yard medley relay (4:05.96), the 200 medley relay (1:48.84) and the 200 free relay (1:39.60). They also placed eighth in the 400 free relay (3:43.42).

Lily McEnaney paced Delhi’s women with a sixth in the 200 butterfly (2:32.29) and an eighth in the 100 butterfly (1:06.96).

She also joined Jacquelin Graziano, Kari Knudson (Oneonta) and Vanessa Brown for a fourth in the 400 medley relay (4:37.30).

The same foursome took sixth in the 200 free relay (1:52.19) and the 200 medley relay (2:06.63), as well as seventh in the 400 free relay (4:11.73).

WATER POLOHartwick 14, Brown 10

Jemma Dendy Young had three goals, two assists and four drawn kick-outs Sunday to lead Hartwick to victory on the final day of the Harvard Invitational.

Katie Ermakova finished with two goals, two assists and four drawn kick-outs for the Hawks (10-7), who received two goals apiece from Devon Boyle, Sami Capparelli and Britt Tait.

Anniek Hendriks, Lara Dendy Young and Cayley Tonkin also scored for Hartwick, which got seven saves from Michaela Davies.

The Hawks will travel to California to compete in the Loyola Marymount Invite from March 21-22.

Princeton 8, Hartwick 7

Jemma Dendy Young finished with five goals, two assists and two steals to lead Hartwick in an 8-7 loss to eighth-ranked Princeton on Saturday at the Harvard Invitational. Cayley Tonkin and Sami Capparelli also scored for the Hawks, who scored five times in the fourth quarter. Devon Boyle contributed five steals and goalie Michaela Davies stopped five shots.

Wagner 10, Hartwick 7

Sami Capparelli had three goals and a steal, but Hartwick fell to Wagner in its second Harvard Invitational game Saturday.

Britt Tait (three assists), Jemma Dendy Young (three steals), Devon Boyle and Lara Dendy Young also scored for Hartwick, which received five saves from Michaela Davies.

BASEBALLO-State drops two

Oneonta State dropped both ends of a non-conference doubleheader Sunday, following an 18-7 loss with a 6-3 setback against 20th-ranked Johns Hopkins at the Cal Ripken Baseball Complex in Aberdeen, Md.

Dylan Stamile went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the opener, which featured a 2-for-2 effort and a run from Casy Kies. David Wright singled and fellow Oneonta High graduate Nate Eastman scored for the Red Dragons, who were tied at 2 before giving up seven runs in the fourth inning.

Wright tripled and Eastman singled in the second game, when Christopher Orlando contributed a hit, a run and an RBI for O-State (1-4).

Johns Hopkins took a 6-1 lead into the ninth inning en route to a 4-0 start to the season.

Oneonta will play three doubleheaders in Florida this week, beginning with two games Thursday against Penn State Abington.

MEN’S LACROSSEDelhi 8, Genesee 7

Colby Treat scored twice Saturday to lead SUNY Delhi to a victory at Genesee Community College, which entered the week as the second-ranked NJCAA Division III team in the country.

“That’s the highest-ranked team we’ve ever beaten, that’s for sure,” said Broncos coach Bob Leary, whose eighth-ranked squad jumped to a 5-0 lead after one period. “We were up from the beginning, then we kind of held on to win.”

Jake Gui contributed a goal and four assists for Delhi (2-1), which received two assists from Paul Hylan. Although the Broncos were outshot, 43-18, they finished with advantages of 32-13 in groundballs and 13-5 in faceoffs.

Robert Rohan keyed the victory with 23 saves in goal for Delhi, which held a 6-4 lead at halftime.

“He’s a really good goalie,” Leary said. “He’s done a great job and he was a huge part as to why we won.”

Genesee (1-1) capped the scoring with less than a second remaining.

Delhi will host Anne Arundel on March 20.

Rensselaer 9, O-State 7

Connor Coyle and Anthony Laureano had two goals apiece Saturday, but Oneonta State lost a non-conference game on the road.

Justin Benigno finished with a college-best 15 saves in goal for the Red Dragons (0-4), who also received a goal and an assist from Kevin Theofield.

Patrick Finn had three goals and three assists to lead Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2-2), which held a 50-31 advantage in shots.

Oneonta visits Hartwick at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

SR 17, Hartwick 11

Zach Gropper finished with a college-best six goals Saturday, but host Hartwick opened its season with a non-conference loss to Salve Regina (4-0).

Cody Ciolino contributed two goals for the Hawks, who received a goal and three assists from Mike Vaglica.

Chad Hollenshade’s five goals paced the Seahawks, who were outshot, 51-49.

Michael Rourke stopped 22 shots in his first start in goal for the Hawks, who host Oneonta State at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Florham 20, Cobleskill 3

Max Sprauer had two goals for Cobleskill, which lost a non-conference road match Sunday.

Chris Magee also scored for the Fighthing Tigers (0-2), who visit Vassar on Tuesday.

Farleigh Dickenson University at Florham (3-2) held a 55-21 advantage in shots.

WOMEN’S LACROSSEO-State 18, Marywood 9

Oneonta State scored the first eight goals Saturday en route to a non-conference victory at Marywood.

Nicole Boylan, Allison McClain and Kiera McNally each scored three goals for the 17th-ranked Red Dragons (5-0), who received two goals apiece from Michelle Genovese, Nikki Fioretti, Catherine Clark and Casey Sarle. Heather Fitzpatrick also scored for Oneonta, which got a team-best four assists from Chelsea Collins.

Sarah Caughy and Kimberly Commisso scored three goals apiece for Marywood (0-4), which faced an 11-3 halftime deficit.

Amanda Reichardt made two saves in the first half to earn the win in goal for Oneonta, which hosts St. John Fisher on Thursday.

Buffalo St. 17, Hartwick 11

Lauren Rosenberg and Emily Jweid scored three goals apiece Friday, but host Hartwick dropped a non-conference match at Wright Stadium.

Jweid also had two assists for the Hawks (2-2), who received two goals apiece from Kia Ference and Lisa Littleton.

Becca Martinez scored five times to pace Buffalo State (1-0), which took an 11-6 lead into halftime.


Lauren Skolnick’s 6-3, 6-4 loss at second singles marked the closest match of Saturday’s non-conference meeting as host William Smith swept Oneonta State.

The Red Dragons (0-2) visit St. Lawrence this Saturday.