The State University of New York Athletic Conference men’s track and field All-Decade Team — released Feb. 9 — featured 10 former SUNY Oneonta athletes.
The SUNYAC All-Decade Team of 65 runners selected by the conference’s sports information directors included Rved Dragon national champions Fred Romer ‘10, Sean Daly ‘11, Sean Berstein ‘13, Patrick Weinert ‘15, Joe Carr ‘16, and Jake Alviene ‘16,w as well as Sean Wren ‘12, Rob Farrell ‘15, J.D. Roth ‘15 and Tyler O’Bryant ‘19.
Romer competed for the Red Dragons from 2006 to 2012. He was a six-time SUNYAC medalist and a 2008 All-Conference honoree. Romer holds the Red Dragons record for the indoor 800-meter (1:52.71) and was part of the relay team that holds the 4x400 indoor relay record and the distance medley relay team.
Daly ran for Oneonta from 2007 to 2011.
Daly was a champion in all levels of competition. He was part of the 4x400 relay team that won the national title, SUNYAC title and ECAC indoor title.
All told, Daly was a seven-time conference medalist and 2010 Second Team All-Conference honoree.
Daly’s 4x400 relay team holds the Red Dragons record mark; he also holds an individual record in the 600-meter run.
Academically, Daly was a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, two-time USTFCCCA Scholar Athlete and was inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society.
Bernstein is Oneonta’s record holder for national titles with three, winning the 200-meter dash in 2012 and 2013 on his way to earning 2013 NCAA National Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year.
In all, Bernstein was a nine-time national qualifier and seven-time All-American combined for indoor and outdoor track & field. He earned a pair of All-America honors and captured a pair of ECAC individual titles and a relay title for the Red Dragons.
Bernstein also won 12 SUNYAC titles, 16 medals and was a five-time All-Conference selection. He was named indoor Most Outstanding Male Track Athlete twice and indoors once. Bernstein holds a SUNYAC outdoor record in the 200 (20.80 seconds). He also holds outdoor conference championship meet records in the 200 (20.97 seconds) and indoor records in the 60-meter (6.82 seconds) and 200 (21.67 seconds).
In 2012 and 2013 Bernstein was the USTFCCCA Atlantic Region Outdoor Male Track Athlete of the Year. He also earned the indoor equivalent in 2012. Twice, he received the Niagara Track and Field Hall of Fame James D. Ulrich Award — given to the most outstanding male track athlete from a non-Division I school.
Currently, Bernstein owns Red Dragon records in the indoor 200 and 4x200 relay and outdoor program records in the 100, 200, 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay.
Weinert’s time throwing for Oneonta ended with a 2015 hammer throw NCAA national title.
Overall, Weinert was a three-time All-American, five-time national qualifier and two time USTFCCCA Atlantic Region Male Field Athlete of the Year.
Weinert was also a five-time SUNYAC champion, seven-time All-Conference performer and nine-time medalist. In 2014, at the SUNYAC outdoor championships he earned men’s Most Outstanding Field Athlete.
Weinert holds Red Dragon records and SUNYAC records in the hammer throw (64.49 meters) and weight throw (20.47 meters).
Carr is the Red Dragons leader in all-time All-America honors for the men’s track and field program. He earned 10 SUNYAC titles on his way to seven All-Conference honors and 23 SUNYAC medals.
Twice, Carr earned the Most Outstanding Male Track Athlete for his performance at the conference outdoor championship and once for the indoor championship.
Carr’s final All-America honor came in the 2016 NCAA championships with his Red Dragon record-setting 400-meter time (47.23 seconds).
Carr won three relay and one individual ECAC titles, earning USTFCCCA All-Region honors in three indoor events and five outdoor events in his final year of competition.
In both 2014 and 2016 Carr was the outdoor USTFCCCA Atlantic Region Male Track Athlete of the Year.
Alviene was featured mainly as a hurdler for the Red Dragons. He was a 10-time national qualifier and seven-time SUNYAC champion.
In 2016, Alviene earned USTFCAA All-Region indoor and outdoor honors for the 60 and 200-meter hurdle events. He was a six-time SUNYAC All-Conference honoree and 10-time SUNYAC medalist.
Alviene holds Oneonta records in the 60- and 110-meter hurdles, 4x100 and 4x200 relays.
Twice Alviene was named a USTFCCCA Scholar Athlete and was a 2014 SUNYAC All-Academic Team honoree. He was also named to the 2015 and 2016 Commissioner’s list.
Wren was a four-time national qualifier and four-time SUNYAC champion in his four years running for Oneonta.
Twice Wren was named to the All-Conference Team. He earned a total of seven SUNYAC medals.
Wren holds the second fastest Red Dragons mark in the 400-hurdles (52.270) and the SUNYAC outdoor championship meet record in the 400 ( 52.68) hurdles.
Farrell competed from 2011 to 2015 for the Red Dragons.
Farrell was a two-time qualifier for the NCAA meet, capping his time time at Oneonta with an All-America performance at the 2015 outdoor championship placing fourth in the 400-meter hurdles.
Farrell was a three-time SUNYAC outdoor champion, two-time ECAC outdoor champion, earning 11 SUNYAC medals and four All-Conference honors. He currently holds the Red Dragons records in the 400 hurdles (52.05 seconds).
Academically, Farrell was a 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-American and four year USTFCCCA Scholar Athlete. He was inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete honor society.
Roth threw for the Red Dragons from 2011 to 2015; he was a seven-time national qualifier and two-time indoor All-American in weight throw.
Roth collected 13 SUNYAC medals on his way to earning All-Conference honors seven times. He was the SUNYAC indoor championship meet Most Outstanding male Field Athlete and the 2014 USTFCCCA Atlantic Region men’s indoor Field Athlete of the Year.
Roth holds Red Dragon records in the indoor ( 16.65 meters) and outdoor (17.02 meters) shot put.
O’Bryant competed for the Red Dragons from 2017 to 2019 after transferring. In his two seasons, O’Bryant was a three-time All-American and four-time SUNYAC champion.
O’Bryant’s performance at the SUNYAC outdoor championship in 2019, earned him the Outstanding Male Track Athlete of the Meet. After his performance at nationals, he was selected by the conference coaches as the Male Track Athlete of the Year.
O’Bryant was a five-time USTFCCCA All-Region honoree, 2018 All-Atlantic Region Track and Field Coaches indoor 60-meter dash champion and a three-time SUNYAC All-Conference performer. He owns the Red Dragons record in the 60-meter (6.79 seconds), second fastest outdoor 100-meter (10.37 seconds) time and third fastest outdoor 200-meter (21.24 seconds) time.