Track & Field keeps their momentum going at SUNY Geneseo

(Victoria Campanian finished the 3000-meter Steeplechase in second place Saturday).

(Wendall Williams placed first in the long jump Saturday, posting 7.03 meters).

GENESEO, NY – Having some athletes compete in two consecutive days, once on Friday at the Cortland Classic, then again on Saturday at the SUNY Geneseo Open, the Herkimer Generals track and field team did well, having the men place in the Top 10 in 17 events and the women do so as well in 10.

For the men, two runners did it in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash. They were Wendall Williams (Syracuse, NY) and Mich Brutus (Irvington, NJ). Williams finished in first place for the third time this season in the 100, posting an 11.17. As for Brutus, his 11.78 gave him a fifth place finish. In the 200, Williams took top honors again for the third time this season running a 22.49, while Brutus finished sixth with a 26.36.

In the 4X100-meter dash, Herkimer had both their ‘A’ and ‘B’ team place in the Top 10. The ‘A’ team consisted of Brutus, Jack Minasi (Newport, NY), Thomas Gibbs IV (Brooklyn, NY) and Williams. They finished in second (43.57), which was four seconds better than their ‘B’ team who ran a 47.29. That team consisted of Julio Galay (Bronx, NY), Anthony Scott (Poughkeepsie, NY), Chris Morales (Beacon, NY) and Divontay Huggins (Richfield, NY). They placed seventh.

The 4X400-meter relay team also did well, finishing in sixth (3:46.96) thanks to solid performances from Sam Morrett (Cohoes, NY), DaQuan Corbitt (Central Islip, NY), Brutus and Kasheba Pelle (Bronx, NY). Additionally, Corbitt’s 1:05.48 in the 400-meter hurdles gave him another Top 10 finish, getting seventh.

In the high jump, Minasi, Gibbs and Morales reached 1.88m, 1.73m and 1.73m with Minasi taking third place, Gibbs taking seventh and Morales taking eighth.

In the long jump Herkimer had 10 participants. Two of them placed first and fourth. They were Williams and Minasi, with Williams leaping 7.03m for first and Minasi leaping 6.54m for fourth.

In the triple jump Morales placed second (12.51m), Anthony Ciaccia (Selkirk, NY) placed fifth (12.30m), Morrett placed ninth (11.40m) and Justin Stewart (Brooklyn, NY) placed 10th (11.14m).

Edward Whitted III (Dryden, NY) and Ian Boyer (Central Islip, NY) came close to the Top 10, with Whitted III getting 11th in the shot put (10.80m) and Boyer getting 11th in the discus throw (28.43m).

For the women, they placed well in eight of their 11 events participated in Saturday. Leading off was sophomore Nadia Nowak (Albany, NY). She placed fourth in the 100-meter dash (13.58) and fifth in the 200-meter dash (28.10).

Right behind her was Victoria Campanian (Glenfield, NY), who finished in second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, posting an 11:49.09.

Nowak and Campanian then combined forces in the 4X400-meter relay, finishing in 10th with Haruka Murakami (Ibaraki, Japan) and Kaylyn Dickerson (Douglasville, GA), posting a 4:47.26.

Dickerson concluded the success on the track, placing fifth in the 400-meter dash (1:01.13) and high jump (1.43m).

For the throwers, Herkimer saw Keyla Richardson (Albany, NY), Natasha Woods (Syracuse, NY), and Tatiana Maldonado (Syracuse, NY) achieve three Top 10 finishes in the shot put and javelin throw. Richardson placed ninth in the shot put (9.97m), while Woods placed third in the javelin (28.58m) and Maldonado place ninth (23.08m).

Herkimer’s next meet was today (4/22). The team traveled to Ithaca College for their second to last meet before regionals. The meet was scheduled to start at 4 p.m.


100-meter Dash (1st 11.17, 5th 11.78, 16th 12.02, 24th 12.27, 35th 12.57, 37th 12.77, 39th 13.04, 41st 13.11, 44th 13.31) Williams, Brutus, Gibbs, Galay, Scott, Huggins, Stewart, Ciaccia and Peterson

200-meter Dash (1st 22.49, 6th 26.36, 26th 25.40, 28th 26.42, 29th 26.47, 31st 26.84, 32nd 26.87, 33rd 26.90, 35th 27.57) Williams, Brutus, Minasi, Huggins, Stewart, Pelle, Scott, Ciaccia and Johnson

400-meter Dash (17th 1:02.01, 19th 1:03.03) Stanley and Johnson

800-meter Run (15th 2:07.56, 26th 2:31.02) Morrett and Stanley

400-meter Hurdles (7th 1:05.48) Corbitt

4X100-meter Relay (2nd 43.57, 7th 47.29) Brutus, Minasi, Gibbs and Williams; Galay, Scott, Morales and Huggins

4X400-meter Relay (6th 3:46.96) Morrett, Corbitt, Brutus and Pelle

High Jump (3rd 1.88m, 7th 1.73m, 8th 1.73m) Minasi, Gibbs and Morales

Long Jump (1st 7.03m, 4th 6.54m, 11th 5.90m, 14th 5.65m, 16th 5.58m, 17th, 5.58m, 22nd 5.32m, 24th 5.31m, 27th 5.05m, 28th 5.01m) Williams, Minasi, Gibbs, Morales, Ciaccia, Peterson, Pelle, Stewart, Huggins and Scott

Triple Jump (2nd 12.51m, 5th 12.30m, 9th 11.40m, 10th 11.14m, 11th 10.94m) Morales, Ciaccia, Morrett, Stewart and Scott

Shot Put (11th 10.80m, 13th 9.62m, 14th 9.11m, 16th 7.45m) Whitted III, Hanks Jr., Boyer and Allen

Discus Throw (11th 28.43m, 14th 23.44m, 15th 22.21m, 17th 17.29m) Boyer, Whitted III, Hanks Jr. and Allen

Hammer Throw (17th 24.89m, 18th 20.33m) Whitted III and Hanks Jr.


100-meter Dash (4th 13.58) Nowak

200-meter Dash (5th 28.10) Nowak

400-meter Dash (5th 1:01.13, 9th 2:36.51, 17th 2:52.32, 19th 3:21.20) Dickerson, Campanian, Murakami and Inserra

1500-meter Run (14th 5:43.68, 16th 6:10.99, 17th 7:14.16) Murakami, West and Inserra

5000-meter Run (14th 23:36.89) West

3000-meter Steeplechase (2nd 11:49.09) Campanian

4X400-meter Relay (10th 4:47.26) Campanian, Nowak, Murakami and Dickerson

High Jump (5th 1.43m) Dickerson

Shot Put (9th 9.97m, 13th 9.34m, 17th 7.60m, 6.57m) Richardson, Gibbs, Woods and Maldonado

Discus Throw (12th 26.76m, 18th 23.67m, 23rd 16.74m, 24th 16.04m) Richardson, Gibbs, Maldonado and Woods

Javelin Throw (3rd 28.58m, 9th 23.08m, 12th 19.40m, 14th 16.14m) Woods, Maldonado, Richardson and Gibbs

-Giorgio Varlaro; Athletic Website Manager

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