Oneonta State senior Sean Bernstein qualified for the finals in the 60 meters Friday in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.
Bernstein crossed in 6.84 seconds. He qualified third behind Wisconsin Eau-Claire’s Dennis Thurgood and City College of New York’s Thierry Diessongo, who both finished in 6.82.
The finals will be Saturday.
Red Dragons freshman Jake Alviene did not advance to the finals in the 60 hurdles. He finished 10th Friday. The top eight qualified for Saturday’s finals. Alviene crossed in 8.29.
TJ Valley of Wisconsin Platteville qualified first in 8.09.
Rensselaer 10, O-State 7
Visiting Oneonta State was outscored, 7-1, in the second half, including 5-1, in the fourth quarter, of a non-conference game.
Devon Casey and Alex Haffner had two goals apiece for the Red Dragons, who are 1-3.
Jim van de Veerdonk, Nick Sorrillo and Anthony Laureano also scored for O-State, which led, 6-3, at halftime.
David Hey had three goals to lead Rensselaer (2-3).
O-State will host Hartwick at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
O-State’s Schilling recognized
Oneonta State junior Grace Schilling was named a Third Team SUNY Athletic Conference all-star.
Schilling finished second among Red Dragons with a 9.2-point per game scoring average. She also led O-State in assists (65), steals (66), field goals percentage (43 percent) and free throws made (60).
Through three seasons, Schilling has 482 points, 167 assists, 138 steals and 201 rebounds.
O-State went 13-13.
Dumas earns top honor
Hartwick College freshman Brittney Dumas has received Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Division III Upstate Rookie of the Year honors, the Hawks announced Thursday.
Also the Empire 8 Conference Rookie of the Year, E8 second-teamer Dumas finished as Hartwick’s top scorer this season with an average of 14.5 points.
Dumas also led the Hawks in field goals made (179), field-goal percentage (.526), offensive rebounds (77) and blocked shots (23). She was second in team rebounding (6.4 per game).
Dumas helped the Hawks to the ECAC Metro Championship last weekend after averaging 15 points and 8.7 rebounds in three games. She had a college-high six blocks in a 71-57 quarterfinal win over Staten Island and scored 13 points in a 69-64 semifinal victory in overtime against Rutgers-Newark. In the championship against Brooklyn College, Dumas had her fourth double-double of the season with game-highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds.
8 Dragons honored
Oneonta State earned a team academic award for the seventh straight season and eight Red Dragons were honored by National Field Hockey Coaches Association.
O-State was one of 125 schools to win NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Awards. The Red Dragons, who went 12-7 in the fall, won the award by finishing with a team GPA of greater than 3.0.
Those from O-State earning selection to the National Academic Squad were seniors Ashley Johnson, Kathleen Schlegel, Suzanne Wright, juniors Stephanie Fiske, Jessica Hodes and Samantha Smith, and sophomores Emma Wasserman and Kristen Jernauld.