The men's and women's track team opened their second season of Indoor Track at the Great Dane Classic in Staten Island, New York. The men finished 14th out of 17 teams while the women took 11th out of 20 teams.
"I was really pleased with this meet," said head coach John Kenworthy. "We looked at this first meet as a starting point to build our season from and many performances suggest we have a lot to look forward to this track season."
Sarah Forman now holds the Siena 3000m record when she set a 14 second personal record with a 10:00.56 finish. Her time also placed in fourth overall.
Nick Cornine led the way in the men's 5000m with a sixth place finish at 15:17.34, which was .01 off of a personal record. Andrew Canavan posted a personal record of 15:34.97 while Stosh Davis finished in 15:43.12.
Serena Rizzo now stands with the No.2 Indoor mile record with her 5:19.06 time. Shannen Kerin, who made her Siena debut at the Great Dane Classic, finished the mile in 5:25.59. Abbi Wright posted a personal record 5:38.02 finish in the mile.
Freshman Evans Kibet also now holds the No.2 indoor mile record with his time of 4:18.09.
Agnes Eigo was the sole Saint to compete in the 800m for the women as she finished in 2:33.89.
Carolyn Pellegrini and Anya Schmitt both competed in the 3000m and finished in 10:52.65 and 11:02.32, respectively. On the men's side, Michael Rautter worked his way to a 14th place finish overall with an 8:44.49 finish. Paolo Fiore and Travis Fairlee recorded respective times of 8:51.31 and 8:52.76.
In the final event of the meet, the men and women both competed in the 4x400m relay. Eigo, Kerin, Wright and Rizzo ran for the women and finished in 4:30.83. The men's team, which consisted of Luciano Fiore, Mike Mahoney, Grant Norton and Jacques finished in 3:40.88.
The Saints travel to Ithaca, New York for the Upstate Challenge hosted by Cornell. The meet is on Saturday, Jan. 21 starting at 2 p.m.