At Boston, competition kicks off with a trio of freshman running the 400m. Brenna Culbreth, Ariel Davis and Sarah Buckley will get things going at 2:00pm. Next up, two time NCAA All American Brittany Feldman will look to hit a fast 200m time at 3:30pm. Feldman is entered at 25.19 seconds and is looking to get as close to that mark as possible. The middle distance duo of Emily Maguire and Stephanie Wojnowski will toe up in the women’s 1 mile run starting at 4:10pm. The freshman trio and Feldman will take the track once again in the 4x400m relay. The relays begin at 5:20pm. The four women will be looking to set a strong time for a better placement in the SUNYAC Championships. The women’s competition will wrap up with junior distance runner Hannah Kurbs looking to set a personal best (currently 18:41) in the 5000m run. Her race begins at 7:20pm.
The men will hit the track on day two. Competition starts off at 11:40am with senior middle distance runner Mitch Loiacano in the 800m. Mitch will be looking to break that 2 minute barrier for the first time indoors. Next up will be the trio of 400m runners for the Blue Devils, Chase Towse, Mike DeLand and Ivan Torres will look to hit SUNYAC qualifying times this weekend. Freshman Mike Salvati will get his first chance to hit a fast 200m time on Boston’s banked track. Salvati ran 23.23 earlier at Youngstown State. The men’s 4x400 relay team will look to better their time from earlier in December (3:32) with Salvati, Torres, DeLand and Towse. Starting times for the relays are 4:25pm. The distance events will wrap up the Boston trip with senior Merlin Joseph and freshman Ryan Dunning in the 3000m run at 5:05pm. Both ran earlier at Youngstown State, Joseph in 8:50 and Dunning in 9:48. Both will be looking to better those times. The final event of the Boston trip will be the men’s 5000m run. Junior Ethan Francis and sophomore Aidan Pollard will take to the track and look to set personal best times. Currently, Francis has a PR of 15:12 and Pollard at 15:53. Both marks were set last outdoor season.
Blue Devils not competing at Boston will travel to the Brockport Golden Eagle Invite on Saturday, January 27th.
“This is a very exciting weekend for the Blue Devil programs. The atmosphere at Boston is top notch, and only can help our athletes compete at the top of their game. It’s early, so both of these meets are still a stepping stone in the right direction. I look forward to seeing the results from both meets this weekend”. Coach Wilson