‘Cuse Competes at Upstate Challenge

'Cuse Competes at Upstate Challenge

Emmanuel Joseph won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.10 seconds, 0.04 seconds ahead of teammate David Peters (8.14), to headline the Orange’s peformance at the Cornell Upstate Challenge.

Shaleah Colaire turned in a second-place finish in the women’s event, crossing the line in 8.61 seconds. Peyton Rollins (8.83) took fourth, with Kirstyn Schechter (9.17) finishing eighth. CJ Fox, Sheridan McGadden and Olivia Etienvre also raced, finishing 12th, 13th and 16th, respectively in the semis.

Emma Eastman was the top finisher among competing schools in the mile, finishing in 4:54.21. Sydney Nowicki (5:01.41), Justus Holden-Betts (5:07.91), and Kensey May (5:08.28) weren’t far behind, taking fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively. Caroline Kirby (5:08.71) won her heat of the event, which gave her a ninth-place finish overall. Reilly Zink (11th), Bethany Steiner (12th), Emily Nugent (14th), Madeline Heintz (15th), Olivia Shattuck (23rd), Madeline Lutz (26th) and Lucy Zombek (27th) also raced.

‘Cuse put four in the top-six of the women’s 60-meter dash. Kaleia Arrington finished second as well to lead ‘Cuse in the women’s race. She finished in 7.83 seconds, 0.01 seconds ahead of Colaire, who took third. Morgan Marshall (7.89) and Rollins (7.90), who were fifth and sixth.

James Nmah was second in the men’s race, finishing in seven seconds flat. Carlton Landingham took sixth in 7.11 seconds.

Silas Derfel was the Orange’s top finisher in the men’s mile, finishing third overall in 4:13.78. Ethan Wechsler (4:16.75/4th), Jack Whetstone (4:17.54/7th), Ruben Rojas Betanzos (4:20.22/9th), Eamon Burke (4:20.34/11th), Kamari Miller (4:21.92/14th), Gabriel Planty (4:22.71/15th) and Alex Herbst (4:22.82/16th) gave ‘Cuse half of the top-16 finishers.

Alexander Segarra (1:07.15) was runner-up in the 500 and Kristine Krumpfer (1:23.19) finished sixth for the women.

Catriona McKeown took third in the 400 with a time of 1:02.27, before the day wrapped up with a fourth-place finish from Ryder Kriley (2:01.50) in the 800.


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