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May 11, 2013

Delhi woman wins national title in pole vault

Staff Report

SUNY Delhi freshman Maddesen Weekes earned her first national championship with a victory in the pole vault Friday during the second day of the NJCAA Division III Championships at Howard Community College in Columbia, Md.

Weekes won the event with a meet-record height of 10 feet, 6.25 inches.

The Broncos also received a pair of fifth-place men’s finishes, from Jacob Matthews in the high jump (6-2) and from Connor O’Keefe in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10 minutes, 36.96 seconds).

Teammates Levi Anderson and Belony Borange also made the podium in the steeplechase. OHS graduate Anderson placed seventh in 10:57.11 and Borange finished eighth in 11:05.70.

Orion Brown and Kerry Connors highlighted Delhi’s efforts in semifinal heats Friday. Brown finished the men’s 400 hurdles in 55.96 to earn the No. 2 seed for Saturday’s championships. Connors got the No. 2 seed for the women’s 800 with a semi time of 2:27.38. She’ll also be seeded eighth for the women’s 400 finals after crossing in 1:01.93 on Friday.

Delhi’s 1,600 men’s relay team also advanced to Saturday’s championships as Joelson Resimo, James Cowell, Pete Schweitzer and Kevin Williams finished in a season-best 3:22.85. Resimo (52.0 split), Cowell (49.8), Schweitzer (51.1) and Williams (49.7) will be seeded sixth Saturday.

On Thursday, Delhi finished third in the men’s 3,200 relay in 8:04.50. Resimo (1:59.5), Schweitzer (2:00.1) and Williams (2:02.3) joined Brendan Callaghan (2:02.3) in the event.

The Broncos also got a pair of eighth-place finishes in the men’s and women’s 10,000. Alex Florio crossed in 36:22.21 for Delhi’s men. Nicole Kenneally’s 51:45.38 was good for eighth in the women’s 10,000.

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