Lefort placed 3rd in the high jump with a season best of 6'4" and 4th in the 60m High Hurdles with a huge 4 tenth of a second personal record of 8.64 seonds. A time that places him 5th in Fredonia State history.
Cummiskey, placed 5th in the long jump with a new personal record of 5.28 meters (17'4"), good for 7th on the Fredonia State all-time top ten list. She then followed up her long jump performance with a 3rd place finish in the women's triple jump with a season best of 10.89m (35'8").
Cummiskey and Lefort also surpassed the ECAC qualifying standards for the first time this season in each of their events. However, Lefort will not be competing in either the high jump or the hurdles Friday and Saturday. He will instead compete in the Men's Heptathlon at ECAC's looking to qualify for the NCAA National Championships in that event.
The men's mile highlighted two of Fredonia State's rising stars in sophomore, Zakk Hess and freshman, Collin Mulcahy. These two young men put together two of the best races our program has ever seen Saturday afternoon. Hess bettered his personal best by over a second with an ECAC qualifying time of 4:16.36, while Mulcahy ran a new personal best time of 4:18.29 solidifying his first ECAC qualification as an individual. Both will be running the mile as well as the DMR this weekend.
The women's 800m also produced two ECAC qualifying performances from Junior, Kim Foltz and Sophomore, Leslie Beaton. Beaton finished her 4 laps in 2:22.29, while Kim Foltz finished with the 2nd best time in Fredonia State history with a time of 2:21.70.
Over in the circle, sophomore, Nikki Desens popped a huge personal record of 12.17m (39'11.25") for second place in the competition, the 3rd best put in FSU history. Currently in the second spot is current throws coach Julia Williamson (Hopson) with a toss of 12.85m (42'2.25"). Go get her Nikki!
Desens also scored a point in the women's weight throw taking 8th place with a toss of 13.62m (44'8.25").
As mentioned previously, Lefort finished 4th in the 60m hurdles, but what was not mentioned was that the Blue Devils also took 2nd and 3rd in that event, scoring a combined 19 pts. Senior, Carl Caughell ran an ECAC Qualifying time of 8.44 to take 2nd place, while sophomore, Eric Williams finished in 8.61 seconds for 3rd place. However, Williams did set a new personal record in the preliminary round of 8.47.
On the flip side, the women scored three in the triple jump with 3rd, 7th, and 8th to round out the day. Cummiskey combined with sophomore, Meghan Devine and junior, Kelci Yousett for 9 total points in the event. Devine had a 13 inch personal record of 10.59m (34'9"), while Yousett had a 3 inch personal record of 10.55m (34'7.5").
More Highlights from the 2013 Indoor SUNYAC Championships can be found below. Next up is the 2013 ECAC Championships in New York City at the New Balance Armory Track and Field Center. This years ECAC team is the biggest of the ECAC era at Fredonia State. The official announcement of this year's team will be posted soon!
Other HighLights From SUNYAC's
(Jr) Kelci Yousett - Pole Vault - 10'4"/5th Place
(Fr) Anna Dambacher - 200m - 26.24/5th Place *PR *ECAC *2nd Best in FSU History
(Fr) Lauren Kotas - 1 Mile - 5:25.63/12th Place *PR
(Jr) Anna Hourihan - 5,000m - 18:37.85/8th Place *PR *ECAC *4th Best in FSU History
(Sr) Kathleen Goodberlet - Weight Throw - 46'1.5"/6th Place
- Shot Put - 35'2.5"/8th Place
Men PR - Personal Record EC - ECAC Qualifier
(Fr) Kow Ephirim-Donkor - 60m - 7.11/6th Place
- 200m - 23.19/10th Place *PR
(Jr) Alex Brennan - Triple Jump - 43'1"/10th Place *PR
(Fr) Kyle Collins - 3,000m - 8:51.36/6th Place *PR
(Sr) Max Radley - Weight Throw - 44'11.75"/13th Place *PR
(Jr) Ben Goebel - Pole Vault - 13'5.25"/6th Place