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Athlete of the Meet honors for both Williams and Campanian in Regionals

DELHI, NY – Continuing their solid performance into the Region III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at SUNY Delhi over the weekend, the Herkimer Generals men’s and women’s teams both finished in third place, with the men totaling 161 points and the women totaling 123 points.

Overall, the Generals saw the men capture All-Region honors in 10 events and the women do so in seven. Sophomore Wendall Williams (Syracuse, NY) did the best of all the men, earning first team All-Region honors in the 100-meter, 200-meter, High Jump and Long Jump. It’s the second consecutive year the two-sport athlete at Herkimer College has accomplished the feat, being named ‘Men’s Field Athlete of the Meet’ in 2014 thanks to an 11.00 in the 100, 22.58 in the 200, 1.98m in the High Jump and 7.03m in the Long Jump.

Just as accomplished as Williams over the weekend was Herkimer’s Victoria Campanian (Glenfield, NY). The freshman earned ‘Women’s Track Athlete of the Meet” for her first-team honors in the 5,000-meter Run, 10,000-meter Run and 3,000-meter Steeplechase and second-team honors in the 1,500-meter Run. Campanian placed in the Top 5 in all six of her events participated in, getting first place in the 5000, 10000 and 3000 Steeplechase.

Other All-Region members for the men were Joseph Shinn (New Rochelle, NY), Mich Brutus (Irvington, NJ), Sam Morrett (Cohoes, NY) and Thomas Gibb IV (Brooklyn, NY). Shinn repeated as a first teamer in the 110-hurdles (16.02), Pole Vault (3.40m), 4x100-meter Relay (42.44) and second teamer in the Decathlon. Brutus was a first teamer in the 4x100 relay and second teamer in the 100-meter (11.30). Morrett was a first teamer in the 3000-meter Steeplechase. Gibbs IV was a first teamer in the 4x100 relay.

Finally, for the women, Nadia Nowak (Albany, NY), Brittany West (Phoenix, NY) and Natasha Woods (Syracuse, NY) captured first-team honors in both track and field events. Nowak’s 1:03.97 in the 400-meter Dash did it on the track while West’s 1.86m in the pole vault and Wood’s 31.86m in the javelin got them in the field.

Herkimer’s next meet is at nationals, which is hosted by Mohawk Valley Community College this year. The Hawks will host the event for three days, starting on Thursday, May 8th.  

Men 3rd Overall (161 points)

100-meter Dash (1st 11.00, 2nd 11.30, 6th 11.82) Williams, Brutus and Shinn

200-meter Dash (1st 22.58, 3rd 23.52) Williams and Brutus

400-meter Dash (6th 57.10, 7th 58.17) Corbitt and Huggins

800-meter Run (7th 2:08.71, 10th 2:33.44) Morrett and Stanley

1500-meter Run (4th 4:20.13, 6th 4:35.98) Morrett and Shinohara

5000-meter Run (8th 18:51.12) Tanner

1000-meter Run (5th 36:05.13, 7th 40:01.79)

110-meter Hurdles (1st 16.02) Shinn

400-meter Hurdles (3rd 59.24, 5th 1:02.24) Shinn and Corbitt

3000-meter Steeplechase (1st 10:29.74, 6th 11:49.84) Morrett and Tanner

4X100-meter Relay (1st 42.44) Brutus, Shinn, Gibbs and Williams

4X400-meter Relay (3rd 3:57.99) Morrett, Brutus, Corbitt and Williams

4X800-meter Relay (3rd 9:42.64) Corbitt, Huggins, Luctama and Stanley

High Jump (1st 1.98m, 3rd 1.88m, 4th 1.78m, 8th 1.73m, 10th 1.68m) Williams, Minasi, Gibbs IV, Morales and Huggins

Pole Vault (1st 3.40m) Shinn

Long Jump (1st 7.02m, 5th 6.35m, 7th 6.17m) Williams, Morales and Gibbs IV

Triple Jump (3rd 12.85m, 7th 12.07m, 8th 11.98m) Morales Ciaccia and Morrett

Shot Put (5th 10.79m, 6th 9.60m) Whitted III and Hanks Jr.

Discus Throw (4th 31.58m, 6th 28.96m) Whitted III and Boyer

Hammer Throw (5th 27.19m, 6th 26.76m) Hanks Jr. and Whitted III

Javelin Throw (7th 38.31m, 8th 35.24m) Whitted III and Boyer

Women 3rd Overall (123 points)

100-meter Dash (4th 14.16) Nowak

400-meter Dash (1st 1:03.97, 7th 1:15.22) Nowak and Inserra

800-meter Run (5th 2:38.97, 7th 2:45.76) Campanian and Murakami

1500-meter Run (2nd 5:13.04, 5th 5:39.64) Campanian and Murakami

5000-meter Run (1st 18:39.49, 4th 21:00.04, 5th 22:20.53, 7th 23:36.16) Campanian, Murakami, West and Twichell

10000-meter Run (1st 40:25.89, 3rd 43:41.69) Campanian and Murakami

3000-meter Steeplechase (1st 11:45.15) Campanian

4X100-meter Relay (3rd 1:00.74) Barnett, Gibbs, Inserra and Nowak

4X400-meter Relay (3rd 5:06.18) Barnett, Campanian, Murakami and Nowak

4X800-meter Relay (3rd 11:56.84) Twichell, Murakami, Inserra and West

Pole Vault (1st 1.86m) West

Triple Jump (4th 8.33m) Gibbs

Shot Put (6th) Gibbs

Discus Throw (3rd 28.04m, 7th 24.62m) Richardson and Gibbs

Hammer Throw (6th 25.44m, 7th 23.80m) Gibbs and Richardson

Javelin Throw (1st 31.86m) Woods

-Giorgio Varlaro; Athletic Website Manager

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