The Blue Devils won the first two events of the meet, both the men's and women's 10,000m races were won by (SR) Kyle Collins and (SO) Brenna Donovan. Both athletes were racing in their first ever 10k. Collins won the race in a time of 30:56.28, just six seconds off the current Fredonia record set by Bernie Prabucki in 1983. Donovan also made her mark on the all time list, now sitting eighth with a time of 40:39.32.
"I am very happy with the way both athletes handled their first ever 10k. The conditions were perfect and it truly helped both focus on what they needed to achieve". Coach Wilson
In the field events, (JR) Mikayla Capestrani won the women's pole vault in a outdoor personal best of 3.25m (10'8") which moves her up to fourth all time. (JR) Kristen Sawyer finished second in the pole vault for a one, two finish for the Blue Devils.
(SR) Alyssa Stroud ran a personal best 5,000m in a time of 19:23.08.
(SO) Nick Serafin had a college best in the long jump of 6.37m (20'10.75").
(SO) Trent Howard had a personal best in the pole vault of 4.25m (13'11.25").
All four men's javelin throwers had strong starts, lead by (SR) Brendan Long with a threw of 42.43m (139'.02"), (JR) Justyn Haines threw 40.70m (133'.06"), (JR) Mitch Paciga threw 38.58m (126'.07") and (SO) Trent Howard 31.35m (102'.10")
(SO) Abriel Andrews had the largest improvement of the day in the women's hammer throw, she had a 13 meter personal best toss of 37.15m (121'10")
(JR) Anneliese Bienko lead the Blue Devils in the women's discus throw with a second place finish toss of 39.10m (128'03"). The triplet crew of (SR) Kyle Brown, (SR) Joe Gabrielli and (FR) Jordan Toland all finished in the top ten of the men's discus throw. Brown was fourth 37.87m (124'03"), Gabrielli was fifth at 37.63m (123'05") and Toland was ninth at 34.28m (112'06").
"Overall the team had very strong performances. Anytime you can get personal bests at the first meet of the season, things are looking good!" Coach Wilson
Up next, the Blue Devils will be competing on Sunday, April 9th at Nazareth College.