Siena Men’s Track team followed up the women’s performance on Friday with a standout performance of their own to close out their regular season of indoor track. Two men qualified for the IC4A Championship, while 15 men notched personal records.
“We had some men step up and perform on a new level today,” said head coach John Kenworthy. “The track season as a whole is still young but we’ve made great strides already and I’m excited to see them bring that momentum into MAAC Champs and beyond into outdoor.”
Evans Kibet got the day rolling when he set a personal record in the 800m and qualified for the IC4A Championship. His personal record of 1:50.87 stands at Siena’s fastest 800m in history.
Luciano Fiore then took on the 1000m race and ,while he had already qualified for the IC4A Championship, he bettered his time with a personal best 2:26.62. His time now stands as the Saints fastest 1000m.
Siena had 10 men compete in the mile with eight recording personal bests. Travis Fairlee came in quick and set a personal best 4:16.39, which is the third fastest time in Siena history. Jacob Greski and Michael Stoker set big personal bests with their respective times of 4:27.90 and 4:30.26.
Michael Carroll won his heat in the mile with his personal record of 4:34.22. Chris Estremera set an over five-second personal record with his 4:41.10 time. Daniel Medici and Jason Linendoll finished in 4:39.01 and 4:39.24, respectively. Matt Jacques finished the race in 4:46.09, while Peter Wagner rounded out the men’s mile for Siena with a time of 4:57.73.
Jack O’Hara won his heat, while finding himself in Siena’s top-five fastest 3000m times when he set a personal best 8:36.03 time. William Randall also set a personal record of 12 seconds with his 8:38.36 finish.
Kibet, Greski, Fairlee and Norton have the second fastest 4x400m time in Siena history with their 3:33.23 time.
Wrapping up the day, the Saints continued to make strides in the 5000m. Stosh Davis and Michael Rautter notched the under 15-minute mark with their personal records. Davis sits as the third fastest Saints with a 14:46.04 time, while Rautter is the fourth fastest with his 14:48.70 finish. Andrew Canavan finished in 15:19.37. Aidan Canavan set a personal best 15:39.91, while Shaun VanBuskirk came in at 15:36.12.
The Saints will head to the Armory in New York, New York on Saturday, February 17 for the 2018 Indoor MAAC Championship.