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Track & Field coming into form at Cardinal Classic

ROCHESTER, NY – In their final opportunity to qualify for regionals this coming Friday (5/1), the Herkimer Generals Track & Field team did admirably Saturday (4/25) at the St. John Fisher Cardinal Classic. The men finished eighth overall and the women finished 12th.

Helping the men event wise was the 3000-meter steeplechase, 4x100-meter relay, 100-meter dash, long jump, high jump and triple jump. The Generals captured Top 5 finishes in each, competing in a total of 17 different events.

Sophomore Sam Morrett (Cohoes, NY) finished third in the steeplechase, posting a 10:13.22.

The 4x100 team finished in third and fourth place, posting a 45.30 and 47.47 from two separate relays. The ‘A’ team consisted of Devlen Williams (Syracuse, NY), Jack Minasi (Newport, NY), Tyrique Rideau (Westchester County, NY) and Chris Simmons (Utica, NY). The ‘B’ team consisted of Jhamel Cohen (Brooklyn, NY), Carlos Almonte (Brooklyn, NY), Seibeon Domasin (Morrisville, VT) and Hizyme Potter (Syracuse, NY).

Simmons came in fifth in the 100-meter dash, running an 11.53.

Williams placed fifth in the long jump (6.61m) and sixth in the high jump (1.80m).

Minasi placed sixth in the long jump (6.56m), second in the high jump (1.95m) and fourth in the triple jump (13.39m).

As for the women, they had two Top 10 finishes in the 4x100-meter relay and javelin throw. Luiasha Charles (Middletown, NY), Katrina Murray (Rochester, NY), Alexis Nowack (Ilion, NY) and Lindsay Therrien (Johnstown, NY) posted a 59.04 which was good enough for fifth place.

Then Maxine Grogan (Herkimer, NY) threw the javelin 25.95 meters, giving the freshman sixth place.

Mentioned previously, the Herkimer Generals will travel to Delhi, NY this Friday (5/1) and Saturday (5/2) for the Region III Championship. In 2014, Herkimer captured 17 All-Region honors. The team will look to do the same, if not more in the two-day meet at SUNY Delhi. Herkimer has already competed there once this season, and will look to build on that solid performance. Competition for each day is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

Men 8th Overall (40 Points):

3000-meter Steeplechase (3rd 10:13.22, 9th 11:58.81) Morrett, Tanner

4x100-meter Relay (3rd 45.30, 4th 47.47) Williams, Minasi, Rideau, Simmons; Cohen, Almonte, Domasin, Potter

1500-meter Run (32nd 4:23.72, 53rd 5:03.85) Morrett, Ashe

400-meter Dash (13th 52.54, 23rd 53.99, 39th 1:02.25, 40th 1:03.20, 41st 1:04.34) Moore, Thomas, Palmer, Gibbs, Paoni

110-meter Hurdles (21st 19.42) Potter

100-meter Dash (5th 11.53, 9th 11.72, 11th 11.76, 12th 11.78, 15th 11.94, 17th 12.00, 26th 12.47, 28th 12.69, 29th 13.12, 31st 13.38) Simmons, Cohen, Baker, Rideau, Thomas, Almonte, Domasin, T. Johnson, Jones, C. Johnson

800-meter Run (40th 2:17.86, 43rd 2:27.00) Clayton, LaPuma

400-meter Hurdles (13th 1:04.82, 14th 1:04.88, 15th 1:04.90, 16th 1:06.59) Morrett, Simmons, Rideau, Potter

200-meter Dash (15th 23.46, 20th 23.93, 22nd 24.06, 26th 24.36, 38th 25.28, 42nd 25.87, 47th 27.34, 48th 27.78, 49th 27.90) Simmons, Cohen, Thomas, Baker, Almonte, T. Johnson, Jones, Gibbs, Palmer

5000-meter Run (10th 15:54.27, 16th 16:36.45, 23rd 19:01.38, 24th 19:23.15, 25th 19:25.48) Clayton, Morrett, LaPuma, Tanner, Ashe

4x400-meter Relay (7th 3:40.15, 11th 4:04.95) Clayton, Moore, Morrett, Simmons; Rideu, Cohen, Gibbs, Potter

Javelin Throw (20th 34.40m, 21st 34.25m, 22nd 29.83m, 24th 25.26m) Dones, Whitted, Ciaccia, Wynn

Long Jump (5th 6.61m, 6th 6.56m, 14th 6.19m, 16th 5.87m, 17th 5.85m, 18th 5.80m, 25th 5.50m, 27th 4.61m) Williams, Minasi, Simmons, Ciaccia, Potter, C. Johnson, Cohen, Gibbs

Discus Throw (11th 35.09m, 19th 30.62m, 28th 21.50m, 29th 19.95m) Whitted, Dones, Allen, Ciaccia

Shot Put (9th 12.69m, 16th 11.24m, 25th 8.08m, 26th 7.56m) Dones, Whitted, Allen, Wynn

High Jump (2nd 1.95m, 6th 1.80m) Minasi, Williams

Triple Jump (4th 13.39m, 10th 11.95m, 12th 11.83m, 13th 11.79m) Minasi, Ciaccia, Rideau, Potter

Women 12th Overall (8 points):

4x100-meter Relay (5th 59.04) L. Charles, Murray, Nowack, Therrien

100-meter Dash (12th 18.58) Therrien

100-meter Dash (29th 14.90) L. Charles

800-meter Run (40th 2:44.04, 43rd 3:18.19, 34th 3:31.70) Kimura, Inose, Yamamoto

Hammer Throw (18th 21.35m) Gibbs

Javelin Throw (6th 25.95m, 12th 18.83m, 15th 13.20m) Grogan, Nowack, H. Charles

Long Jump (23rd 4.13m, 24th 3,73m) Therrien, L. Charles

Discus Throw (17th 22.72m, 18th 22.12m, 20th 18.50m, 22nd 17.05m, 23rd 15.04m) Gibbs, Murray, Grogan, Nowack, H. Charles

Shot Put (18th 8.32m, 22nd 7.21m, 24th 5.57m) Gibbs, Murray, H. Charles

-Giorgio Varlaro

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