In just their second season competing at the MAAC Outdoor Track Championship, the Siena men’s and women’s program finished in seventh place, moving up a spot from their respective eighth and ninth place finishes last season. Sarah Forman took the 1500m title for her second title of the year.
“Today was a definitive step forward for our teams,” said head coach John Kenworthy. “We had men and women competing for wins in multiple finals and our depth through the field was better than ever. Both teams moved up in the standings and scored more than triple the points from last year at this meet.”
Forman advanced to the 1500m finals with a qualifying time of 4:38.18. She took her second MAAC Championship title of the year with a time of 4:31.92. Forman previously won the MAAC Indoor 3000m and was the first Siena Division I title winner in history.
Travis Fairlee and Paolo Fiore advanced to the 1500m with their qualifying times of 4:01.60 and 4:01.96, respectively. Fairlee took fifth place in the finals with a 3:58.87 time. Fiore came in through the finish line at 4:02.27.
Agnes Eigo, Annica Penn, Kelly Russo and Anya Schmitt competed in the 4x100m relay and came in at 59.14. On the men’s side, Devin Laudenschlager, Michael Carroll, Adam Vaccaro and Grant Norton finished their 4x100m relay in 49.87. Both the men's and women's squad garnered school records with their finishes.
Evans Kibet and Luciano Fiore were the fourth and fifth Siena qualifiers for the Sunday championship. Kibet took the silver, while Fiore took bronze. Kibet’s time of 1:52.16 was good for a school record, while Fiore’s time is now the second best time in Siena history and a personal record of 1:53.89.
Eigo, Forman, Serena Rizzo and Abbi Wright took their place in the 4x800m relay and finished in 9:44.05 for a new school record. On the men’s side, Paolo Fiore, Luciano Fiore, Fairlee and Kibet took fifth with a time of 7:50.69, which now stands as a school record. Ittai Rosales, Mike Mahoney, Grant Norton and Matthew Jacques ran in the 4x400m relay and finished in 3:40.79.
Siena will send four to the ECAC/IC4A Championships. Pasko will compete in the 10000m, Forman will take part in the 1500m/3000m and both Kibet and Fiore, L. will compete in the 800m.