Barrow and Angel Break Records, Flood and Wilson-King Make Podium at National Championships
SUNY Delhi took 10 athletes to the NJCAA Championships in New York City. Freshman Keimon Barrow (New Rochelle HS) shattered his own school record in the triple jump. He covered 14.82 meters/48' 7.5" to add 16 inches to his record established earlier this year. His performance placed him 5th in the nation. He also placed 9th in the high jump with a clearance of 1.99 meters/6' 6.25". Fellow freshman Romaine Angel (JFK Bronx) got in on the fun shattering the 14 year old school record in the 400 meters with a time of 49.60. It was the first indoor sub-50 400 meters in school history.
Freshman Jack Flood (Bayport-Blue Point HS) and Francisco Wilson-King (Saunders HS) both found themselves on the podium in heptathlon, the event that measures the best overall athlete in the country. Flood used 2nd place finishes in the shot put and high jump and a 4th place finish in the 1000 meters to place 5th overall. Wilson-King won the shot put and placed 3rd in the 1000 meters to finish 7th overall. Both athletes added nearly 200 points to their previous scores.
Other notable performances came from Tyler Angioli (Fonda-Fultonville HS) who ran 1:58.84 for his first time under 2 minutes indoors to place 13th overall. Kevin Williams (Riverhead HS) placed 12th in the triple jump, Tyvon Rivers (Sweet Home HS) placed 16th in the 60 meter hurdles, Jennifer Jelic (Oneonta HS) had her season best performance in the triple jump to place 19th. The men's 4x400 relay team of Barrow, Angel, Wayne Bowden (Spackenkill HS) and Rivers ran their best time of the season to place 16th overall.
The Bronco Track and Field teams traveled to Rochester to compete in the NJCAA Region III Championships. The team compiled 15 Regional Champions. Leading the way for the woman was freshman Zhane Ridley (Lakeland HS) who won the 60 meter hurdles, the 200 meters and the long jump. Bianca Matthew (Clara Barton HS) contributed a win in the 500 meters and Megan Fazio (Lindenhurst HS) won the pole vault.
Leading the way for the men was Romaine Angel (JFK Bronx) who won the 200 meters, 400 meters and Keimon Barrow (New Rochelle HS) who won the triple jump and the high jump. Both Angel and Barrow then teamed up with Wayne Bowden (Spackenkill HS) and Kevin Williams (Riverhead HS)to win in the 4x400 relay. Also contributing with individual titles were Tyler Angioli (Fonda-Fultonville HS) in the 800 meters, Brendan Callaghan (Commack HS) in the 1000 meters, Rob Burnett (Bainbridge-Guilford HS) in the mile, and Levi Anderson (Oneonta HS) in the 3000 meters.
Freshman Keimon Barrow (New Rochelle HS) broke the SUNY Delhi and Ithaca College Facility records in the triple jump this weekend with a mark of 14.41 meters (47' 3.5"). That performance qualifies him for the NJCAA Championship meet to be held in New York City in March where he will also be competing in the high jump. Tyler Angioli (Fonda-Fultonville HS) had the other big highlight for the day running a huge personal best in the 1,000 meters (2:38.88) to qualify for the NJCAA meet as well. The rest of the Bronco athletes piled up 50 season best performances in the meet held at Ithaca College.
Barrow Wins Two Events For Broncos at Hamilton Continental Invitational
Freshman Keimon Barrow (New Rochelle HS) won two events at the 17-team Hamilton College Continental Invitational. Barrow won the high jump with a clearance of 2.03 meters/6' 8". That performance qualifies him for the National Championships to be held in New York City in March. He also won the triple jump with a leap of 14.10 meters/46' 3.25". Other top performances came from Jen Jelic (Oneonta HS) who was 2nd in the 60 meter hurdles (9.76) and anchored the women's 4x400 relay to a second place finish with a split of 63.5 seconds. Romaine Angel (JFK Bronx) also had a 2nd place finish in the men's 400 meters with a time of 51.77. Other individuals finishing in the top six were freshman Jack Flood (Bayport-Blue Point HS) in the 60 meter hurdles (4th), Keron Philip (Saunders HS) in the long jump(4th) Francisco Wilson-King (Saunders HS) in the 60 meter hurdles (5th) and Mitch Couch (Oneonta HS) in the weight throw (5th).
Broncos Return From Break With a Strong Performance at St. Lawrence
The Broncos traveled a partial squad to St. Lawrence University to get their new year underway. The team had many strong performances, expecially in the men's jumping events. Leading the team was Kerron Philip (Saunders HS, NY) who place second in both the long jump (21'0") and the triple jump (42' 10"). In the men's high jump, Brian McLeod (Solvay HS, NY) was the runner-up in the high jump (6' 2.5") The team will travel to Hamilton College next weekend with a partial squad again.
SUNY Delhi Opens Indoor Season at Cornell With Good Showing
The SUNY Delhi Track and Field teams traveled to Cornell University for their first competition of the indoor season. The men's team had two great relay performances. The men's 4x800 relay placed 3rd and the men's 4x400 relay placed 5th. Both teams only lost to NCAA division I programs. The team will compete again after the winter break.