Track opens outdoor portion of season at Bucknell

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Donny Glavin placed 22nd in the men’s 5000-meter run last Saturday. (Tom Wolf/Canisius College file photo)

Griffin Staff Report

There was a strong showing from the men’s and women’s track teams at the opening meet of their outdoor season in Lewisburg, Pa. last weekend.

Siobhan Quinn placed first overall in the unseeded 5000-meter (3.1 miles) run Saturday, claiming the victory by just over a six-second margin (18:10.93).  Mary Manzari also ran for Canisius placing 56th with a time of 20:54.01.

Aileen Doyle was the lone Griffs runner in the seeded 5000-meter run, placing 56th with a time of 17:49.51.

Livia Chase and Katie Simon logged top-20 finishes for Canisius in the 10000-meter (6.2 miles) run, closing out Saturday’s portion of the meet hosted by Bucknell.

Chase, a senior, finished in eighth place with a time of 38:50.20. Simon claimed 20th place in 42:47.38.

Jeff Antolos was the best finisher for the men in Saturday’s events, coming in 13th place in the 10000-meter run. The senior finished the race in 30:18.97.

Donny Glavin finished 22nd in the 5000-meter with a time of 14:41.90. Nick Neamtu was the only other Canisius runner to participate in the same event, finishing in 51st place with a time of 15:04.96.

With Antolos and Glavin’s times on Saturday, they both reached the qualifying time for the IC4A Championship that will be held in May at Princeton.

Paul Henry opened Saturday’s portion of the meet in the 1500-meter run in a time of 4:01.52. He came in 26th place.

Patrick Crowley (15:37.81) and Austin Oetinger (15:47.17) came in 46th and 61st place, respectively, in the unseeded 5000-meter run.

In Sunday’s events, the Canisius men had six runners finish in the top 50, including a pair of runners in the top 10.

Freshman Connor Doran won the first heat of the 3000-meter run with a time of 9:01.83 before finishing in eighth place. Fellow freshman Turner Dirrigl placed 10th with a time of 9:02.45. Jordan Obrochta (15th), Paul Suflita (22nd), Brandon Williams (35th) and Alex Cambria (41st) were the others in the top 50.

The men’s 4×800 relay composed of Marcus Brown, Justin Vestri, Neamtu and Henry finished in second place with a time of 7:56.17.

On the women’s side, Kayla Stewart and Emily Scheck each earned top 20 finishes in the 3000-meter. Scheck finished second in the first heat with a time of 10:54.57. Stewart held a time of 10:37.25.

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