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February 5, 2013

College Roundup

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Bomber Invitational

Sean Bernstein and Jake Alviene won the 60-meter dash and 60 hurdles, respectively, to highlight Oneonta State’s performances in the Bomber Invitational on Saturday at Ithaca College.

Bernstein tied the track record, crossing 6.96 seconds.

Alviene won the hurdles in 8.30, slightly off his school record of 8.15.

J.D. Roth broke his school record in the weight throw, finishing second with a distance of 54 feet, 10 ¾ inches. He added 3 inches to his previous record. Roth, named the SUNY Athletic Conference’s athlete of the week, also finished second in the shot put (47-6 ¼).

Joe Fox placed third in the weight throw at 53-3 ¾.

Tom Haskins contributed a third-place showing in the mile. He crossed in 4:21.94. Sean Mullen was third in the triple jump at 43-5 ¼.

On the girls side, Kaitlyn Brandt and Kacy Boburka finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 60. Brandt finished in 8.13 and Boburka in 8.24.

Marisa Hitchcock placed fourth in the 800 (2:24.85).

Oneonta High graduate Kim Scofield was fourth in the triple jump at 33-3.

O-State will send athletes to Boston University and Cornell this weekend.

SUNY Cobleskill also competed at Ithaca.

The Fighting Tigers received a third-place finish in the 1,000 from Marten Peterson, who was named Cobleskill’s athlete of the week. He finished 2:31.95.

Stephane Hanzler finished 34th in the weight throw with a distance of 34-9.

Cobleskill will return to Ithaca on Friday for a quadrangular meet.


Hartwick swept

Hartwick College’s men suffered their first loss of the season, 165-113, to sixth-ranked Stevens on Saturday in an Empire 8 Conference meet. Hartwick’s women also lost, 159.5-126.5.

Brad Ranson and Kenny Kleso set pool records to lead Hartwick’s men, who fell to 14-1 on the season. Ranson won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.32 seconds, beating the old record of 21.34 set in 2005. Kleso won the 500 free in 4:45.57, breaking his record of 4:46.49 he set last season.

Ranson teamed with Cory Perez, Lydon Schultz and Miles Blaney to win the 400 free relay in a pool record time of 3:11.47. The old record of 3:12.02 was set in 2011.

Hartwick’s women fell to 12-3 on the season.

They were led by Jade Woodend, who won the 50 free (24.55) and the 100 free (53.95). Woodend was named the Empire 8 Conference’s athlete of the week.

The 400 free relay team of Kaitlyn Campbell, Gwen Mathias, Erin Holladay and Imma Rutigliano won in 3:56.02.

Hartwick will compete in the Empire 8/UNYSCSA Championships from Feb. 20-23 at Ithaca College.

Skidmore Invitational

Rachael Degnan had SUNY Cobleskill’s top finish in Saturday’s Skidmore Invitational.

Degnan finished 12th in the 500 free in 6:06.04.

Cobleskill will host the North Eastern Athletic Conference Champioonships from Feb. 15-17.

Delhi Spring


Matt Salle won both diving events in helping the host school’s men’s team to victory in the SUNY Delhi Spring Invitational on Saturday.

Salle had a score of 285.75 in the 1-meter competition. He scored 251.77 to win the 3-meter event.

The Broncos won the three-team meet with 412.2 points. Suffolk was next with 277 and Fashion Institute of Technology had 78.

Delhi also received victories from its 200 and 800 free relay teams. Jacob Moore swam on both relays.

The Broncos’ women finished last with 153 points. Suffolk won with 175, one point ahead of FIT.

Lily McEnaney won the 50 free in 27.60 and helped the Broncos’ 200 free relay team to victory.


Hawk recognized twice

Hartwick freshman forward Brittney Dumas was named the Empire 8 Conference’s top freshman and top player in women’s basketball.

Dumas earned rookie of the week for the fourth time this season. It marks the first time she’s been named the conference’s top player.

Dumas scored her college high of 27 points in Hartwick’s 52-46 overtime victory at Stevens on Tuesday. She shot 9-for-19 from the floor and grabbed 10 rebounds.

On the season, Dumas leads the Hawks in scoring, field goal percentage, blocks and she’s second in rebounding. Her 53.3 percent shooting from the floor ranks 24th nationally.

Hartwick will travel to Utica College at 6 tonight.

Hawks of the Week

Dumas and junior water polo center Sam Capparelli were named Hartwick’s Hawks of the Week.

Capparelli led Hartwick in scoring last weekend. The Hawks competed in the Pacific and Stanford invitationals. Capparelli scored 15 goals over give games and scored at least once in each outing.

Capparelli had five goals in Hartwick’s 24-8 win over Azusa Pacific. She also had five goals in the Hawks’ 9-6 loss to 14th-ranked Indiana.

Capparelli leads the Hawks with 19 goals over six games.