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March 10, 2014

Cobleskill freshman cruises to ECAC sprint title


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.

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