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March 5, 2013

O-State track finishes third at ECAC meet

STAFF REPORT

Oneonta State’s men earned their highest finish in the Eastern College Athletic Conference indoor track and field championships, finishing third with 46 points Friday and Saturday at Rutgers-Newark.

Throwers J.D. Roth, Patrick Weinert (Schenevus) and Joe Fox led the way for the Red Dragons.

Fox and Roth earned All-ECAC honors in the shot put and 35-pound weight throw, and set school records in the process.

Fox broke his school record in placing second in the shot put. His distance of 54 feet, 8 ¾ inches was 2 feet farther than his winning throw in the SUNY Athletic Conference championships last week.

He also earned All-ECAC honors with his eighth-place finish in the weight throw.

Roth re-set the school record in the weight throw in finishing third. His best throw went 57-4 ¼ and just beat the school record Weinert set last week. Roth also placed fifth in the shot put at 49-9 ¾.

Weinert earned All-ECAC honors with his fourth-place finish in the weight throw (56-2).

The final individual ECAC honors went to senior Sean Bernstein and junior Tom Haskins.

Bernstein finished second in the 60 meters (6.87 seconds) and Haskins finished fifth in the mile (4:18.75).

Also, O-State’s 3,200 and distance-medley relays finished fourth and sixth, respectively.

SUNY Cobleskill also competed.

Senior Marten Peterson placed fourth in the 1,000, crossing in 2:31.32. T.J. Moade contributed a sixth-place finish the 500 (1:07.49). Both earned all-ECAC honors.

On the women’s side, the Fighting Tigers’ 3,200 relay team of Quashanda Barnes, Jennifer Havens (Oneonta High), Megan Jenney and Chantel Fauteux set a school record, finishing in 10:02.04 to finish 30th.

BASEBALL

O-State goes 0-4

Oneonta State opened its baseball season by dropping non-conference doubleheaders at Rowan and Johns Hopkins on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

The Red Dragons lost by scores of 7-1 and 6-0 at Rowan. They lost, 9-8, in the first game at Johns Hopkins and fell, 4-0, in the second game in six innings.

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