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Generals have seven qualify for Nationals in first meet

ROCHESTER, NY – The Herkimer Generals competed in their first meet of the season last weekend at the University of Rochester. The men finished sixth overall as a team, scoring 47 points, while the women finished 20th overall, amassing five points.

Running well for the men was Wendall Williams (Syrcuse, NY), Joseph Shinn (New Rochelle, NY), Thomas Gibbs IV (Brooklyn, NY), Chris Morales (Beacon, NY) and Anthony Ciaccia (Selkirk, NY). Each had Top 10 finishes, led by Williams three first-place finishes in the 100, 200 and Long Jump. Williams broke a stadium record with a 7.45 meter long jump, then ran a 10.83 in the 100 and 22.11 in the 200.

Shinn had two second place finishes in the 100-meter Hurdles and 4X100-meter Relay, which consisted of Mitch Brutus (Irvington, NJ), Shinn, Gibbs IV and Williams. In the hurdles, Shinn finished with a 15.12, while in the relay, the group finished with a 43.38.

Gibbs IV second top finish came in the long jump, where his best distance was 6.24m, good enough for ninth.

As for Morales and Ciaccia, each did well in the Triple Jump. Herkimer went eighth, ninth and 10th, with Morales jumping a 12.11m, Ciaccia jumping a 12.11m and Justin Stewart (Brooklyn, NY) jumping a 11.76m.

Rounding out a solid day for the men was their 4X800-meter relay, which finished in 11th. Sam Morrett (Cohoes, NY), Philip Tanner (Deposit, NY), Marckenson Luctama (White Plains, NY) and David Stanley (Brooklyn, NY) finished with a time of 9:47.87.

For the women, they had two Top 10 finishes in the 100-meter and Javelin Throw. Kaylyn Dickerson (Douglasville, GA) ran a 13.17 in the 100, good enough for sixth place. Natasha Woods (Syracuse, NY) threw the javelin 26.11m, which gave her seventh place.

Top 15 performances came from Dickerson, Victoria Campanian (Glenfield, NY), Haruka Murakami (Ibaraki, Japan), Tianderah Twichell (West Winfield, NY) and Jessica Inserra (Yorkville, NY). Dickerson placed 12th in the 400-meter Dash (1:01.35), while Campanian, Murakami, Twichell and Inserra placed 12th in the 4X800-meter Relay. They finished with a time of 12:24.81.

Herkimer’s next meet is this Saturday (4/12). The team will travel to Nazareth College looking to qualify more runners for Regionals and Nationals. The meet is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.


Men 6th overall (47 points)

100-meter Dash (1st 10.83, 16th 11.68, 55th 12.46, 56th 12.50, 59th 12.84) Williams, Gibbs, Scott, Minasi and Ciaccia

200-meter Dash (1st 22.11, 85th 25.92, 92nd 27.24, 81st 25.38) Williams, Scott, Johnson and Stewart

400-meter Dash (32nd 54.91, 48th 58.90, 49th 59.04, 51st 1:02.91, 52nd 1:04.01) Morrett, Pelle, Corbitt, Johnson and Luctama

800-meter Run (47th 2:07.64, 76th 2:24.30) Morrett and Tanner

1500-meter Run (76th 4:53.33) Tanner

110-meter Hurdles (2nd 15.12) Shinn

400-meter Hurdles (21st 1:04.73) Morrett

4X100-meter Relay (2nd 43.38) Brutus, Shinn, Gibbs and Williams

4X800-meter Relay (11th 9:47.87) Morrett, Tanner, Luctama and Stanley

High Jump (13th 1.75m) Gibbs

Long Jump (1st 7.45m, 9th 6.24m, 12th 5.99m, 16th 5.74m, 19th 5.60m, 21st 5.58m) Williams, Gibbs, Morales, Ciaccia, Stewart and Scott

Triple Jump (8th 12.37m, 9th 12.11m, 10th 11.76m) Morales, Ciaccia and Stewart

Javelin Throw (27th 31.77m) Whitted III


Women 20th overall (5 points)

100-meter Dash (6th 13.17, 28th 13.84, 38th 14.46) Dickerson, Nowak and Barnett

200-meter Dash (38th 28.15, 64th 29.07) Nowak and Barnett

400-meter Dash (12th 1:01.35) Dickerson

800-meter Run (48th 2:36.52, 76th 2:52.33, 2:53.54) Campanian, Murakami and Twichell

1500-meter Run (29th 5:08.56, 78th 5:46.66, 80th 5:53.62) Campanian, Murakami and Twichell

5000-meter Run (19th 19:28.86, 27th 21:25.17, 32nd 23:23.69) Campanian, Murakami and Twichell

4X400-meter Relay (19th 5:04.83) Campanian, Murakami, Barnett and Inserra

4X800-meter Relay (12th 12:24.81) Campanian, Murakami, Twichell and Inserra

Shot Put (24th 9.16m, 37th 8.38m) Richardson and Gibbs

Discus Throw (33rd 26.11m) Richardson

Javelin Throw (7th 25.71m) Woods

-Giorgio Varlaro; Athletic Website Manager

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