Broncos Post Three Top-10 Finishes at the National Championships
The SUNY Delhi Broncos had three top-10 finishes at the National Junior College Championships held at Texas Tech this past weekend. The top finish came from freshman Maddesen Weekes
(Shenendehowa, NY), who tied the SUNY Delhi record in the event with a clearance of 3.20 meters to place ninth overall. The men's distance medley relay and 4x800 meter relay, both made up of Brendan Callaghan
(Commack, NY), Joelsen Resimo
(Binghamton, NY), Pete Schweitzer (Arlington, NY) and Kevin Williams (Riverhead, NY) placed 10th in both events. Their time in the 4x800 meter relay was a 16 second improvement on their best of the season.
Broncos Win 2 Relay and 9 Individual Titles at Regionals
The SUNY Delhi Track and Field teams had a great showing in the Regional Championships held at RIT's Orange and Brown Invitational. The women were led by Jesse Jacob
(Walton, NY) who won the mile and the 800 meter individual titles. Kerry Connors
(Washingtonville, NY) won the individual title in the 500 meters and added a runner-up effort in the 800 meters. Maddesen Weekes
(Shenendehoa, NY) won the individual title in the pole vault while adding a runner-up finish in the 60 meter dash.
For the men, there were many titles. Kevin Williams
(Riverhead, NY) won the 500 meters, Brendan Callaghan
won the 800 meters, Joelsen Resimo
(Binghamton, NY) won the 1000 meters, Pete Schweitzer
(Arlington, NY) led a 1-2-3 sweep of the one mile with Callaghan and Resimo placing 2nd and 3rd, and Belony Baronge
(Valley Stream, NY) won the 3,000 meters. The men also won two relay titles with the Distance Medley Relay of Brandon Edwards
(Syracuse, NY), Kevin Williams, Pat Cahill
(Kingston, NY) and Belony Borange placing first and the 4x800 meter relay of Joelsen Resimo, Brendan Callaghan, Pete Schweitzer and Kevin Williams winning their race.
The majority of the team will now shift focus to training for the outdoor season, however, six athletes will be traveling to Texas Tech for the NJCAA Championships. Jesse Jacob will be competing in the mile and the 800 meters, Maddesen Weekes will compete in the pole vault and Breandan Callaghan, Joelsen Resimo, Pete Schweitzer, Kevin Williams will be competing in the distance medley relay and the 4x800 meter relay.
Schweitzer Wins 800 Meters at Cortland
Sophomore Pete Schweitzer
(Arlington HS) won the 800 meter race at the Cortland Winter Classic Saturday night. Schweitzer led the first half of the race before being passed in the third lap. With 100 meters to go, he regained the lead and won the race handily. The women's 4x400 meter relay team of Nicole Kenneally (Nanuet HS), Jesse Jacob
(Walton HS), Maddesen Weekes (Shenendehowa HS) and Kerry Connors
(Washingtonville HS) took second place in their race. Other top three finishes came from Hailey Mead (Susquehanna Valley HS) in the shot put, Joelsen Resimo
(Binghamton HS) who took third in the 3,000 meter race.
Five Broncos Punch Their Ticket To Texas Tech
Friday at the Great Dane Classic held in New York City's Armory, five members of the SUNY Delhi track and field team qualified for the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships to be held at Texas Tech University in March. The first member to qualify was Maddesen Weekes (Shenendehowa HS) with her clearance of 3.15 meters (10' 4") in the pole vault. Weekes had two close attempts at 3.30 meters which would have established a new SUNY Delhi school record. Next to qualify was the men's distance medley relay team of sophomore Joelsen Resimo (Binghamton HS), freshman Kevin Williams (Riverhead HS), freshman Brendan Callaghan (Commack HS) and sophomorePete Schweitzer (Arlington HS). The relay dropped 14 seconds from the time they posted in early December to hit the standard. Resimo ran the 1200 meter leg in 3:12.2, Williams ran the 400 in 51.9, Callaghan ran the 800 in 2:04.6 and Schweitzer ran the 1600 meter leg in 4:28.2.
Broncos Win Two Events and Earn Three Runner-up Finishes at St. Lawrence Relays
SUNY Delhi attended the Saint Lawrence Relays on December 8th. The team was led by freshman Patrick Taylor (Norwich HS) who won the individual title in the long jump. The Broncos also won the 4x400 meter relay behind a great anchor leg from Kevin Williams (Riverhead HS) to catch the leaders at the finish line. Freshman Raaquel Thomas (SS Seward HS) posted two individual runner up performances in the 60 meter dash and the 200 meter dash. The Men's 4x200 relay posted a runner-up finish as well. The team now heads into winter break and will be back competing again in January.
SUNY Delhi Runs Well at Cornell Relays
SUNY Delhi attended the Cornell Relays on December 1st. The top finish for the Broncos was a 2nd place performance from the Distance Medley Relay of Joelsen Resimo (Binghamton HS), Kevin Williams (Riverhead HS), Pat Cahill (Kingston HS) and Pete Schweitzer (Arlington HS). The Broncos also recieved top 10 finishes from the Men's 4x400 relay team of James Cowell (Southhampton HS), Orion Brown (Kingston HS), Kervens Ocean (Mount Vernon HS) and Kevin Williams taking 8th and from freshman Patrick Taylor (Norwich HS) placing 10th in the long jump.
Cross Country/Track and Field Hires New Coach
SUNY Delhi has hired Robb Munro as the new cross country/track and field coach. Munro comes from the Bainbridge-Guilford Central Schools where he served as a middle school Social Studies teacher and indoor and outdoor track and field coach. Munro also coached cross country and track and field athletes from Harpursville and Greene.
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