Brittany Feldman (Jamestown, N.Y.) and Sarah Couperus (Marion, N.Y.), both juniors, earned the No. 1 seeds based off season-best performances at indoor meets earlier this season. Feldman was clocked in 57.60 seconds in the 400 meters at Cornell last Saturday while Couperus high jumped 1.62 meters on Feb. 4 at Mount Union.
Feldman must go through women's 400-meter preliminaries -- 5:45 p.m. Friday -- to advance to the Saturday final set for 1:20 p.m. Couperus's women's high jump final is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday. She is also entered in the women's triple jump, scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday.
Fredonia has five other women with seeds of sixth or better while there are 11 Blue Devil men with Top 8 seeds or below.
On the women's side, pole vaulters Mikayla Capestrani (Jamestown, N.Y.) and Kristen Sawyer (Lockport, N.Y.) are tied at No. 2; Anneliese Bienko (Clarence, N.Y.) is No. 4 and Rachel Williams (Lockport, N.Y.) No. 6 in the shot put; and Hannah Kurbs (Lockport, N.Y.) is No. 6 in the 3,000 meters. In addition, Fredonia's distance medley relay checks in at No. 4.
The Fredonia men have four No. 3 seeds in their respective events: Nick Serafin (Depew, N.Y.) and Rocky Caparro (Staten Island, N.Y.), both in the high jump; Caparro also in the triple jump; and Kyle Brown (Hamburg, N.Y.) in the 30-pound weight throw. Four-seeds are Justyn Haines (Albion, N.Y.) in the pole vault and Joseph Gabrielli (Depew, N.Y.) in the weight throw. At No. 6 in the heptathlon is Mitchel Paciga (Jeffersonville, N.Y.). The rest are No. 8 seeds: Gabrielli in the shot put, Damone Brown (Haverstraw, N.Y.) in the weight throw, and Bobby Cooper (Macedon, N.Y.) in the mile. Fredonia's men's distance medley relay is a three-seed.