The Siena Men’s and Women’s track programs had another solid effort from both programs to finish fifth and sixth, respectively at the Class of 1932 Colgate Invitational. The Saints boasted four first place finishes and 14 top-five finishes.
“This week was all about getting a last bit of racing in before the indoor MAAC Championships next weekend,” said head coach John Kenworthy. “It was nice to see great races from athletes running off distance events, and some nice steps forward for those running events more in their wheelhouse. I think we are in a great place heading to the MAAC next weekend. Now it’s about staying healthy and preparing to be our best on the day.”
The women kicked things off with a solid second, third and fourth place finish in the mile for Carolyn Pellegrini, Sydney Sericolo and Meghan McDonough. Pellegrini finished in 5:22.79 and was followed closely by Sericolo who finished in 5:24.01. McDonough came through the finish line at 5:33.49. The three now sit in fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively on the All-Time list. Freshman Abbi Wright finished in seventh overall with her time of 5:35.97.
Freshman Evans Kibet followed up Forman’s event win and took the win for the men in the 1000m. Kibet finished in 2:32.93. Junior Paolo Fiore and sophomore Travis Fairlee took fifth and sixth overall with times of 2:42.27 and 2:42.36, respectively. Ittai Rosales finished in 2:43.42 to take an eighth overall finish.
Sophomore Dominica Bleichert took the 3000m title with a 10:30.15 personal record which also stands as the number 5 Siena All-Time record. Freshman Sydney Johnson ran her first sub-11 minute 3000m time of 10:57.35 to take a second place overall. Annica Penn rounded out the top-five with her 11:13.63 fifth place finish.
The fourth and final first place of the day went to Jack O’Hara who set a personal record 8:51.53 time in the 3000m that now stands in #10 on the All-Time list. Stosh Davis and Shaun Van Buskirk finished in third and fourth with personal records of 8:55.51 and 9:01.91, respectively. William Randall took sixth overall when he finished in 9:14.04 followed by Shane Fiust-Klink in 9:20.62 for an eighth place finish. Bryant Hatala (9:31.77), Adam Vaccaro (9:36.14) and Eric Brower (9:40.39) finish in respective places of ninth, tenth and eleventh.
The Saints gear up for the MAAC Indoor Championship on Saturday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb. 19 at the New Balance Armory Track & Field Center in New York, New York.