Caparro stretched the tape out to 13.71 meters -- 44.98 feet -- to top of field of 20 men and earn 10 team points. The Blue Devils had a total of 24 points overall and finished 10th in the strong 12-team field.
All the other Fredonia points came in field events. In the 35-pound weight throw, senior Kyle Brown (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg) was third at 15.70 meters (51.50 feet) and senior Joseph Gabrielli (Depew, N.Y./Depew) was eighth at 13.42 meters (44.03 feet). Gabrielli was also fourth in the shot put at 13.86 meters (45.47 feet) while sophomore Trent Howard (Dewittville, N.Y./Chautauqua Lake) cleared 4.14 meters (13.58 feet) to finish seventh in the pole vault.
On the track, the Blue Devil runners were using this meet as a training meet. Most athletes competing in 2-3 events over the entire meet. Some strong efforts from (SR) Bobby Cooper (4:27.10) and (SO) Ethan Francis (4:29.90) in the mile will help ensure a strong performance at Bucknell.
Couperus, a junior, cleared 1.58 meters -- 5.18 feet -- to top a field of 12 high jumpers and earn 10 first-place points. That account for over a quarter of Fredonia's 36 team points, good for ninth in a field of 12 teams.
In addition to Couperus, two other Fredonia women earned individual points by finishing among the top eight in their respective field events. Mikayla Capestrani (Jamestown, N.Y./Jamestown), a junior, was sixth in the pole vault at 3.07 meters (10.07 feet). Naji McCallar (Buffalo, N.Y./Hutch Tech), a senior, was sixth in the shot put at 11.05 meters (36.25 feet).
Fredonia earned 15 points in the mile run as four runners finished in the top eight, led by senior Bonnie Binggeli (Walworth, N.Y./Ruben A. Crillio), who was third with a personal-best 5:28.77. She was followed by fourth-place finisher sophomore Hannah Kurbs (Lockport, N.Y./Lockport) in 5:29.60, sixth-place finisher sophomore Brenna Donovan (Youngstown, N.Y./Lewiston-Porter) in 5:31.86, and eighth-place finisher sophomore Carly DeBono (Medford, N.Y./Patchogue-Medford) in 5:34.49.
Donovan also finished sixth in the 3,000-meter run in 10:56.91 while junior Brittany Feldman (Jamestown, N.Y./Southwestern), senior Kristen Guarino (Bergen, N.Y./Byron-Bergen), freshman Kelly O'Hara (Webster, N.Y./Webster Thomas), and sophomore Emily Maguire (Oakdale, N.Y./Conneetquot) combined to finish eighth in the 4-by-400 meter relay in 4:22.67.