More Records Fall as Saints Finish 2nd at NYSCTC Championships
Feb. 23: The 2013 race for the New York State Collegiate Track Conference indoor championship was strictly a two-team affair at Ithaca on Saturday as St. Lawrence University and host Ithaca battled down to the wire before Ithaca was able to record its fifth straight team championship.
Ithaca finished with 242 points, the Saints were second with 192 and Rochester was a distant third with 97 points in a 12-team field.
The Saints added a quartet of individual championships plus a relay title to Friday's Distance Medley Relay win and Caroline Raue's title in the 5000 meters. Divya Biswal set a record for the third consecutive meet in the triple jump, winning with a SLU and facility record 12.04 meter mark while sophomore Carly Stine broke an 11-year old Saint record in the 500 meters by over a second and also had the facility record with a win in 1:17.17. Rookie of the Meet award winner Ella Martin led a strong Saint showing in the 3000 meters with a facility record 10:19.86 clocking with Raue second and Lizzie Edwards third. Senior Jess Marini was the fourth Saint individual champion on Saturday as she won the 800 in 2:19.52.
The Saint 4x400 relay team of Marini, Anna Pond, Hannah Kinsey and Stine ran 4:01.23 to edge Rochester by .73 of a second to take the championship in the final race of the meet.
Martin added a second place finish in the mile on Saturday with a time of 5:05.59 with Edwards third, Biswal was third in the 60 hurdles, tying her SLU record with a 9.38 clocking and Kinsey was second in the 200 meters in 26.48, just missing the SLU record, and finished fourth in the 60 in 8.13 seconds. Pond was fifth and Marissa Turner seventh in the 500 meters and Ariel Beccia added a fifth place finish in the 1000 meters.
In field event competition on Saturday, the Saints scored well in the high jump as Kylie Morris finished second, Eliza Bell third and Turner fourth, all clearing 1.63 meters. Morris cleared on her first attempt, Bell on her second and Turner on her third to determine the placings among the three Saint jumpers. Jessica Tyree finished second in the weight throw with a 14.84 meter mark for the other Saint points in field events besides Biswal's win in the triple jump.