Jan. 17: St. Lawrence University's men's indoor track and field team used its strength on the track to pull away from three competitors and take the team title in the 2009 St. Lawrence University Indoor Classic at the Newell Field House Saturday afternoon.
The Saints took first or second in seven of the nine events they ran in on the track and compiled 205 total points to easily outdistance Oswego, which was second with 115, Plattsburgh, third with 111 and Queen's fourth with 102.
Eric Jones had the lone field event win for the Saints as he took the weight throw with a 15.37 meter (53-8.5) throw, but the Saints picked up points with their depth. Ryan Ransom was second in the weight, Jordan Lewis was second in the shot, Sean Scott was third and Jarell Roberts fifth in the long jump with Scott also finishing third in the triple jump and Kurt Vesosky was fourth in the high jump.
The Saints took first and second in the mile and the 55 meters, swept the top three spots in the 1000 and went first, third and fourth in the 500. Terrance Fox won the mile in 4:24.24 with Steve Kiplagat second in the 4:25.05 while Kiplagat won the 1000 in 2:38.19 with Andrew Goodwin second and Brandon Kenny third. Jarell Roberts won the 55 in 6.62 seconds with Jay Thornhill second.
The Saints also swept the top three spots in the 3000 among scoring runners as Jeremy Beaudette ran 9:12.31 with Seth Jackson and Will Manning following. Bobby Asher, running unattached, was the first finisher in the race in 9:00.22.