Saint Depth Prevails at 2013 SLU Indoor Invitational
Jan. 19: St. Lawrence University's men's indoor track and field team used outstanding depth and five event wins to run away with the team title in the 2013 St. Lawrence Indoor Invitational at the Newell Field House on Saturday.
The Saints led the eight-team field with 204 points with the University of Ottawa second with 106 and Plattsburgh third with 77. Oswego followed with 56 with Utica fifth with 48 followed by Hamilton with 39, Royal Military with 10 and Mohawk Valley Community College with nine. Individuals from the Ottawa Lions, Cirrus Track Club, and the Renfrew Track Club also competed in the meet.
The Saints got wins from freshman Adam Bankert in the 1000, classmate Spencer Patterson in the mile and Scott Smolensky scored first in the 5000 on the track, while Mike Scott won the high jump in field event competition.
Bankert ran 2:41.86 with Wesley Kirui second in the 1000 while Patterson ran 4:28.23 to win the mile with Jon Eng finishing second. Smolensky ran 15:36.86 for the win in the 5000 with Trevor Bibb scoring second and Brendan Cournene third. The Saints also won the 4x400 relay with a team of Leif Frymire, Jake Fredericks, Nick Crawford and Vince Maniscalco running 3:30.94. Fredericks added a second in the 60 hurdles in a SLU record time of 8.42 seconds.
Scott won the high jump with a 1.93 meter jump with Brian Kane second at 1.88 meters. A.J. Blaisdell was second in the weight at 14.25 meters with Shawn Lillie third while Scott Kasson was second in the shot at 13.22 meters with Lillie third in that event at well. Chris Payton was second, Kane third and Maniscalco fourth in the long jump.
The 4x200 relay team of Alimamy Kabia, Andy Fisher, Omaru Kabia and Lillie finished third while the Distance Medley Relay team of Corey Hahnl, Josh Martell, Banker and Zach Nelson was second in 11:12.55. Omaru Kabia was fourth and Fisher tied for fifth in the 200 with Kabia fifth in the 60. Frymire added a second in the 500. Eng was second and Patterson third in the 800.