Five First Place Finishes For Track At Utica Invitational

Evans Kibet set both the facility and school record in the 800m.
Jan. 28, 2017

Siena Men's and Women's Track team had a huge day at the Utica College Pioneer Invitational. The Saints had an event winner for every distance they competed in.

"The focus for this meet, once we saw entries, was to have as many athletes as possible competing for the win in the latter part of their races," said head coach John Kenworthy. "We had victories at every distance, so I think that was mission accomplished. We took advantage of our chances at the front, and that type of execution will lead to fast times and consistent racing throughout the season ahead. I'm really pleased with how many of these athletes have come around in 3 short weeks, we have a lot to look forward to!"

Stosh Davis started things off for the men as he won the 5000m with a time of 15:51.45. Siena had four men in the Top-10 of the 5000m. Shane Fiust-Klink took a fourth place finish with his 16:11.46 time. William Randall (16:31.24), Bryant Hatala (16:32.33) and Jack O'Hara (16:34.21) rounded out the Top-10 in the 5000m for the Saints.

Freshman Sydney Johnson was the sole Saint in the 5000m for the women as she finished in 12th overall at 19:57.38.

Freshman Shannen Kerin took first in the mile with her time of 5:21.71. She was followed closely by fellow freshman Carolyn Pellegrini who finished second in 5:23.45. Meghan McDonough (5:43.50) and Abbi Wright (5:44.22) both finished in the Top-10 for Siena.



On the men's side, freshman, Ittai Rosales took a 14th place finish with a 4:43.00 mile. Daniel Medici ran a season best 4:46.83.

Freshman Evans Kibet not only broke the school record but also broke the facility record with his 1:57.63 finish in the 800m. On the women's side, Kerin ran the second fastest time in school history with her 2:29.58 finish.

Pellegrini broke the school record in the 1000m by .01, which was set just seven day prior by Kerin. Pellegrini finished in 3:10.07 to set the new record. Abbi Wright finished in fourth with a time of 3:19.80.

Sophomore Serena Rizzo had a huge kick in the 3000m to take the 3000m title in a time of 10:43.16. Rizzo's time is now #4 on the All-Time school list. Ursula Svoboda (11:13.01) and Annica Penn (11:32.75) both finished in the Top-10 for the women.

On the men's side, Michael Carroll set a new personal record in the 3000m with a time of 9:30.03.

Agnes Eigo, Shannen Kerin, Kelly Russo and Abbi Wright competed in the 4x400m and finished in 4:38.41. On the men's side, Michael Mahoney, Ittai Rosales, Grant Norton and Matt Jacques finished in 3:44.99

The Saint travel down to the New Balance Armory Track & Field Center in New York, New York for the Armory Track Invitational on Friday, Feb. 3 - Saturday, Feb. 4.