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Generals finish with Capital District Classic

TROY, NY – The Herkimer Generals track and field team competed in their final regular season competition Saturday at the Capital District Classic. The men finished with 12 Top 10 finishes and the women finished with five.

For the men, in the 100 and 200, Wendall Williams (Syracuse, NY) and Mich Brutus (Irvington, NJ) accumulated three Top 10’s. Williams finished in first place, running a personal best time of 10.68 in the 100, while Brutus finished in ninth place in the 100 (11.42) and eighth place in the 200 (23.09).

Sophomore Joseph Shinn (New Rochelle, NY) also kept up his consistency, placing first in the 110-hurdles (15.18), ninth in the 400-meter hurdles (1:02.72) and ninth in the pole vault (3.60m).

Freshman Philip Tanner (Deposit, NY) captured an eighth place finish in the 3000-meter Steeplechase with a time of 11:31.82.

The 4X100 relay team, which consisted of Thomas Gibbs IV (Brooklyn, NY), Brutus, Jack Minasi (Newport, NY) and Williams got their second straight second place finish in as many weeks, posting a 44.08.

In high jump, Williams and Minasi both jumped 1.83 meters, good enough for fifth place. Then in the long jump, Minasi captured third place, jumping 6.64 meters and seventh in the triple jump, finishing with 13.00 meters.

For the women, Victoria Campanian (Glenfield, NY) and Haruka Murakami (Ibaraki, Japan) got the Generals their first two Top 10 finishes in the 5000-meter run. Each placed ninth and 10th, with Campanian running 21:04.44 and Murakami running 21:04.92.

Campanian then captured a first place finish in the 3000-meter steeplechase, posting a time of 11:43.91.

Keyla Richardson (Albany, NY) and Natasha Woods (Syracuse, NY) rounded out the group with Richardson placing seventh in the discus (25.13m) and Woods placing fourth in the javelin (29.83m).

Herkimer’s next meet is this coming Saturday (5/3) at regionals. SUNY Delhi will be the host school for the event. Most of the Generals who participated this season, qualified for the event. The time of the meet still needs to be determined.


100-meter Dash (1st 10.68, 9th 11.42, 17th 11.74, 23rd 12.06, 31st 12.42) Williams, Brutus, Gibbs IV, Galay and Scott

200-meter Dash (8th 23.09, 24th 24.50, 30th 24.88, 41st 26.41, 43rd 26.88, 44th 27.07) Brutus, Minasi, Galay, Stewart, Huggins and Johnson

400-meter Dash (17th 55.32, 21st 56.12, 24th 56.92, 28th 57.93, 1:02.73) Morrett, Huggins, Pelle, Corbitt and Stanley

800-meter Run (49th 2:21.84) Stanley

5000-meter Run (12th 16:55.85, 17th 18:26.47) Morrett and Tanner

110-meter Hurdles (1st 15.18) Shinn

400-meter Hurdles (9th 1:02.72, 11th 1:03.87, 15th 1:05.48) Shinn, Morrett and Corbitt

3000-meter Steeplechase (8th 11:31.82) Tanner

4X100-meter Relay (2nd 44.08) Gibbs IV, Brutus, Minasi and Williams

High Jump (5th 1.83m, 5th 1.83m, 11th 1.73m, 13th 1.73m, 16th 1.68m) Williams, Minasi, Gibbs IV, Morales and Huggins

Pole Vault (9th 3.60m) Shinn

Long Jump (3rd 6.64m, 18th 5.92m, 20th 5.87m, 24th 5.55m, 26th 5.38m, 28th 5.21m) Minasi, Shinn, Morales, Peterson, Stewart and Scott

Triple Jump (7th 13.00m, 11th 12.54m, 16th 11.87m, 17th 11.72m, 18th 11.68m, 20th 11.59m) Minasi, Morales, Morrett, Stewart, Peterson and Scott

Shot Put (14th 11.24m, 19th 9.38m, 22nd 8.33m, 27th 6.90m) Whitted III, Hanks Jr., Boyer and Allen

Discus Throw (14th 31.18m, 21st 24.36m, 23rd 23.05m) Whitted III, Boyer and Hanks Jr.

Javelin Throw (12th 37.37m, 14th 34.56m, 22nd 31.24m, 24th 28.53m) Boyer, Shinn, Whitted III and Hanks Jr.


400-meter Dash (20th 1:16.24) Inserra

800-meter Run (24th 2:41.97, 32nd 3:10.63) Murakami and Inserra

1500-meter Run (36th 6:10.57) Twichell

5000-meter Run (9th 21:04.44, 10th 21:04.92, 13th 22:39.45, 15th 23:07.93) Campanian, Murakami, West and Twichell

3000-meter Steeplechase (1st 11:43.91) Campanian

Shot Put (14th 9.06m, 15th 9.02m) Gibbs and Richardson

Discus Throw (7th 25.13) Richardson

Hammer Throw (17th 24.03m, 18th 22.03m) Gibbs and Richardson

Javelin Throw (4th 29.83m, 15th 20.95m, 16th 18.10m) Woods, Maldonado and Richardson

-Giorgio Varlaro; Athletic Website Manager

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