Fiore & Kibet Qualify For Finals at MAAC Championship

Feb. 17, 2018

Final Stats

Siena Men's and Women's Track teams are seventh and sixth, respectively following the first day of competition at the MAAC Track & Field Indoor Championships. Two Saints qualify for finals and one relay gets silver in the first day.

"I'm really pleased with our first day of the championship," said head coach John Kenworthy. "We saw great performances through the mile and 800m heats as well as the 5K final. It was nice to have scorers in both the men's and women's 5K final. The DMRs ran exceptionally well and were certainly a highlight for the team. It was nice high note to end the day on."

Evans Kibet and Luciano Fiore won their respective heats to qualify for the 800m finals on Sunday. Kibet and Fiore are seeded two and three in the finals with their respective times of 1:54.25 and 1:54.80.

In the final event of the night, the women's DMR team of Regina Rosati, Holly Bednarek, Jaimie Polanco and Sarah Forman, originally seeded seventh, took the silver medal with a time of 12:04.81. The group also set the school record and qualified for the ECAC Championship with their run.

Starting the Saints off was the men's mile prelims. Michael Stoker just missed qualifying for the finals with his 4:31.60 time. Chris Estremera set a personal record 4:35.84 time, while Michael Carroll was close behind with his 4:35.97 finish.



On the women's side in the mile, Monica Strain set a personal record 5:10.29, but just missed qualifying for the finals. Meghan McDonough also set a personal best 5:20.01 in the prelims.

Grant Norton set a personal best 2:04.16 in the 800m.

Wrapping up the individuals for the day, Stosh Davis took home eighth in the 5000m with a 15:06.99 time. William Randall set a personal best 15:12.66 to take 11th in the event.

For the women, Shannon Bauer finished seventh overall with an 18:02.92. Carissa Kahn recorded over a 19-second personal record with her 10th place finish time of 18:51.15.

In the DMR, the men's grouping of Kibet, Fiore, Jacob Greski and Travis Fairlee took fourth with a time of 10:10.90 after originally being seeded seventh.

The Saints will begin the final day of the MAAC Track and Field Championship on Sunday, beginning with Kibet and Fiore in the 800m finals at 5:10 p.m.