Siena Men’s and Women’s Track team competed at the 18th Dr. Sander Invitational at the Armory in New York, New York. The Saints had 11 personal records at the meet.
“I’m really happy with how the group performed in a big meet environment today,” said head coach John Kenworthy. “Pretty much the entire group took a great step forward from our earlier meets and we competed extremely well within the heats. It’s always nice to keep rewriting the record books every week.”
To start off the day, all six men and women running in the 3k set season best, with five of the six setting personal best. On the women’s side, Regina Rosati won her heat with a personal best 10:36.83, which is now seventh fastest indoor 3K time for a Siena women. On the men’s side, Stosh Davis won his heat and took forth in the event overall with a 8:37.06. Andrew Canavan also set a personal best 8:52.17 in the event.
Sydney Johnson took second in her heat in the 3K with a 10:45.86 personal best time, while twin sister Camryn Johnson sits in eighth on the Siena indoor 3K list with her 10:38.96 personal best. Carolyn Pellegrini set a seasonal best 10:31.51 time.
Junior Sarah Forman was part of the mile invite list and took third overall with a huge personal record as she ran under the five-minute mark for the second straight week with a 4:54.53 time. Abbi Wright set a personal best time in the mile of 5:22.95, while Monica Strain finished in 5:22.30.
Luciano Fiore stands as the second fastest Siena Saint in an 800m race with his 1:53.01 personal best. His time was good enough to land in second in the event. Evans Kibet took sixth overall in the 800m with a 1:54.85 finish.
In the 400m, Holly Bednarek set a personal record of 1:04.85, while Jaimie Polanco finished in 1:02.41. Dominica Bleichert took on the 5000m and finished in 18:36.47. William Randall finished the 5000m in 15:20.42. Jack O’Hara had a personal best 15:23.23 finish, while Shaun VanBuskirk finished in 15:34.54.
The distance medley relay group finished in 12:51.17, which stands in fourth fastest for Siena. The men’s group finished in 10:38.85.
The men’s and women’s team have a quick turnaround as they travel to the Middlebury Invite on Saturday, January 27.