Both Blue Devils won their heats at the John Thomas Terrier Classic. Francis was clocked in 15:10.28 in the 5,000 meters and is now No. 9 on Fredonia's career indoor list, Salvati's 23.12 seconds is the new No, 10 in the 200 meters.
In the 800 meters Saturday at Boston, senior Mitch Loiacano (Lockport, N.Y. / Lockport) ran a collegiate best 1:59.72 seconds.
Next up for the Blue Devils, the RIT February Indoor Track & Field Invite, Friday Feb. 2nd at 4:00pm
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The Blue Devils accumulated 44.5 team points, all but four of them in field event. The lone scorer in a running event was senior Mitchel Paciga (Jeffersonville, N.Y. / Sullivan West), who finished fifth in the 60-meter hurdles in a final time of 9.10 seconds following a 9.15 in the preliminaries. Paciga also finished third -- earning six points -- in the high jump at 1.83 meters (6 feet, 0 inches).
Three others scored in two events. Freshman jumper Dan Sudyn (West Seneca / West Seneca West) was fifth in the long jump (6.59 meters / 21 feet, 7 1/2 inches) and fifth in the triple jump (12.95 meters / 41 feet, 11 1/4 inches), senior thrower Damone Brown (Haverstraw, N.Y. / North Rockland) was fifth in the shot put (13.88 meters / 45 feet, 6 1/2 inches) and eighth in the 35-pound weight throw (14.63 meters / 48 feet), a freshman jumper/vaulter Jonah McGrath(Penfield, N.Y. / Penfield) seventh in the triple jump (12.78 meters / 41 feet, 11 1/4 inches) and eighth in the pole vault (4.25 meters / 13 feet, 11 3/4 inches).
Two other Blue Devils seniors finished third in field events: Rocky Caparro (Staten Island, N.Y. / Susan E. Wagner) in the triple jump (13.43 meters / 44 feet, 3/4 inch) and Justyn Haines (Albion, N.Y. / Albion) in the pole vault (4.40 meters / 14 feet, 5 1/4 inches). In addition, junior Nick Serafin (Depew, N.Y. / Depew) was fourth in the high jump (1.78 meters / 5 feet, 10 inches) and sophomore Jordan Toland (Lockport, N.Y. / Lockport) seventh in the weight throw (14.71 meters / 48 feet, 3 1/4 inches).
Mikayla Capestrani (Jamestown, N.Y. / Jamestown) did all of her scoring in one event -- a second-place showing in the pole vault for eight points by clearing 3.45 meters (11 feet, 3 3/4 inches). It was the highest finish of the meet by a Fredonia woman.
In the throws, Rachel Williams (Lockport, N.Y. / Lockport) earned 10 points total -- six for finishing third in the 20-pound weight throw (15.31 meters / 50 feet, 2 3/4 inches) and four for fifth place in the shot put (12,14 meters / 39 feet, 10 inches). Rachel's throw in the weight puts her Eight more points came from jumper Sarah Couperus (Marion, N.Y. / Marion), who was fourth in the high jump (1.53 meters / 5 feet, 1/4 inch) and sixth in the triple jump (10.50 meters / 34 feet, 5 1/2 inches).
That's a combined 26 of the Blue Devils' 32.50 points, good for eighth out of 15 teams.
The remaining scoring came from senior Kristen Sawyer (Lockport, N.Y. / Lockport), tied for fifth in the pole vault (3.20 meters / 10 feet, 6 inches); freshman Cassie Serafin (Cheektowaga, N.Y. / Depew), seventh in the triple jump (10.35 meters / 33 feet, 11 1/4 inches); and sophomore Savia Moreland (Dunkirk, N.Y. / Dunkirk), eighth in the 60-meter hurdles, who earned Fredonia's only point by a runner.