Staff Report

SUNY Delhi's workhorses worked overtime at the NJCAA Division III track and field championships, which started Thursday at Mohawk Valley Community College.

The Broncos dominated the multi-event competitions as the men swept the top three spots in the decathlon and the women took three out of the first four positions in the heptathlon.

After the second day of competition Friday, Delhi held the top spot in the 17-team men's championship with 112.5 points. Harper College was a distant second at 44 points.

Jack Flood took the decathlon title with a meet-record 6,206 points, followed by teammates Francisco Wilson-King at 5,822 and TJ Cosgrove at 5,416.

Delhi's men also have a three-event champion in Keimon Barrow, who won national titles in the high jump (meet record 6 feet, 11 inches), the long jump (22-10) and the triple jump (47-9.25).

Oneonta High graduate Mitchel Couch rounded out the Broncos' individual champs with a hammer throw of 152-2. He also took third in the discus (141-1).

John Nolis, Scott Downing, Kevin Williams and Walter Briggs earned a national title in the 3,200-meter relay as well, finishing in 7 minutes, 55.40 seconds.

Other Delhi men placing at the NJCAAs were as follows:

3,000 steeplechase: 8, Mat Robinson, 10:42.10.

High jump: T3, Flood, 6-4; 8, Brian McLeod, 6-2.

Pole vault: 3, Joe Veeck, 13-2.5; 4, Elliot Eccleston, 12-2.75.

Long jump: 6, TJ Cosgrove, 21-9.75; 8, McLeod, 20-10.75.

Triple jump: 3, Davion Porter, 45-11.25; 5, Kenny Onyeukwu, 44-7.

Discus: 9, Patrick O'Malley, 121-6.

Delhi's women stand third with 52 points, trailing the host school's 75 and Suffolk CC's 62 in the 15-team championships.

Zhane Ridley highlighted the Broncos' efforts with a title in the heptathlon. She amassed 3,737 points and was followed by Suffolk's Dora Mayen (3,352) and teammates Kelsey Lawlor (2,984) and Mary Pham (2,691).

Zesky and Pham also had top-five finishes in the pole vault. Zesky cleared 8-2.75 and Pham hit 7-7.

Other Delhi women placing at the national finals were as follows:

3,000 steeplechase: 4, Kelsey Esselman, 12:41.10; 7, Deirdre Nolis 13:09.90.

3,200 relay: 4, Woodlyn Dorismond, Paris Matteo, Jaliza Tull, Meghan Riley, 11:02.73.

Long jump: 6, Ridley, 16-4.5; 8, Zesky, 16-1.75; 11, Lawlor, 15-0.

Triple jump: 6, Zesky, 31-6.5; 8, Pham, 30-10.25.

Discus: 10, Antori Abraham, 65-9.75.

Hammer throw: 8, Abraham, 109-4; 11, Abby Hall, 71-0.75.

The NJCAA D-III championships finish up Saturday.


Hartwick trio honored

Hartwick College senior defender Caroline Stanford, sophomore attack Lauren Rosenberg and senior midfielder Lisa Littleton were honored by the Empire 8 Conference on Thursday for their performances during the women's lacrosse season.

Stanford and Rosenberg each received E8 honorable mentions, and Littleton was the Hawks' representative on the the Sportswoman of the Year Team for women's lacrosse.

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