Vail and Szkwarko Headline Leopards at Great Dane Classic

Go Leopards! Daria Szkwarko equaled the school record with a height of 11-3 3/4 in the pole vault.
Daria Szkwarko equaled the school record with a height of 11-3 3/4 in the pole vault.

Jan. 16, 2005

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Freshman Brian Vail qualified for the IC4A Championships with a second-place finish in the 800m to highlight Lafayette's appearance in the Great Dane Classic on Sunday. The event was hosted by the University at Albany, at the Armory Track and Field Center in New York City.

Junior Daria Szkwarko set a personal record and equaled the school record in the pole vault with a height of 11-3 3/4, good for second in the event. Pamela Glennon was third in the shot put at 41-1 3/4. Lafayette's women were fifth out of 13 squads competing, while the men were seventh of 12.

Vail finished the 800m with a time of 1:54.77, and Aaron Buchman and Peter Reynolds were fifth and sixth for the Leopards. Two other men's distance runners had top-three finishes; Nicholas Birosik was second in the 5000m (15:27.78) and Alex Wechsler placed third in the mile (4:18.40).

The Leopard distance runners set the pace for the women, as Meghan Baker (second, 800m), Brittany Waldron (fourth, 1000m), Taryn Landers and Devon Landers (third and fifth, 3000m), Amanda Lalley (third, 5000m) and Lindsay Bryant (fifth, 5000m) all turned in formidable times.

The men had a strong showing in the field events, with three of the top six places in the weight throw. Jonathan Rowe was third with a heave of 49-9 1/4, and Tyler Jones and Michael DeGregorio were fifth and sixth. Jones claimed second in the shot put with a toss of 49-8 1/2, and Jeffrey Sejour was second in the triple jump at 46-1 1/4.

 

 

Women's Results
(complete results - http://www.finishright.com/INDOOR2004-2005/ALBANY/f.htm)

55m
12. Kisha Thomas - 7.48
22. Vanessa Youngs - 7.69
26. Ashley Sanders - 7.85

400m
13. Elizabeth Rybas - 1:01.28
15. Meredith Cohen - 1:01.57

500m
15. Deborah Fink - 1:21.76

Mile
6. Kathleen Schultes - 5:23.86
9. Frances Morro - 5:36.92

200m
33. Kisha Thomas - 27.06
36. Vanessa Youngs - 27.29
47. Elizabeth Rybas - 27.88
49. Ashley Sanders - 28.37

800m
2. Meghan Baker - 2:21.43

1000m
4. Brittany Waldron - 3:03.56

3000m
3. Taryn Landers - 10:31.01
5. Devon Landers - 10:52.21

5000m
3. Amanda Lalley - 18:34.34
5. Lindsay Bryant - 18:57.98

55m Hurdles
18. Leigh Kalinowski - 9.01
26. Monika Sajduk - 9.79
DNF. Alison Crowley

4x800m Relay
7. Lafayette - 10:11.95

High Jump
14. Leigh Kalinowski (4-9)
14. Emily Battersby (4-9)

Pole Vault
2. Daria Szkwarko (11-3 ¾)
7. Taylor Robinson (8-10 ¼)
7. Tobie Langsam (8-10 ¼)

Long Jump
17. Emily Cholak (16-4)
19. Kisha Thomas (16-1 ¼)
20. Monika Sajduk (16-0)

Triple Jump
8. Emily Cholak (35-7 ¾)
Foul. Alison Crowley

Shot Put
3. Pamela Glennon (41-1 ¾)
7. Andrea Cerbie (38-4 ¼)
10. Larissa Bellamy (37-0 ¼)
13. Ashley Harbin (34-5 ¾)

Weight Throw
7. Larissa Bellamy (41-3)
10. Andrea Cerbie (39-7 ¼)
12. Pamela Glennon (35-3 ¾)
Foul. Ashley Harbin

Men's Results
(complete results - http://www.finishright.com/INDOOR2004-2005/ALBANY/m.htm)

55m
12. James Strada - 6.58

400m
16. Justin Blaum - 51.73

500m
20. Gregory Corcoran - 1:08.21

Mile
3. Alex Wechsler - 4:18.40
9. Gregory Swiatocha - 4:33.69

200m
39. Thomas Blenk - 23.81
50. Justin Blaum - 24.25

800m
2. Brian Vail - 1:54.77
5. Aaron Buchman - 1:58.54
6. Peter Reynolds - 1:58.78

1000m
8. Matthew Taverna - 2:40.78

3000m
9. Nickolas Baldwin - 9:20.54

5000m
2. Nicholas Birosik - 15:27.78

55m Hurdles
12. Thomas Blenk - 7.94
20. Ever Ruiz - 8.18
25. Dan Sheehan - 8.34

4x400m Relay
13. Lafayette - 3:29.32

High Jump
5. Adam Callaghan (6-1 ¼)

Pole Vault
NH. Kyle Doran

Long Jump
24. Jeffrey Sejour (19-9)
27. Ever Ruiz (19-4 ¾)

Triple Jump
2. Jeffrey Sejour (46-1 ¼)
5. Stephen Ekema-Agbaw (44-2 ¾)

Shot Put
2. Tyler Jones (49-8 ½)
8. Michael DeGregorio (46-10)
11. Andrew Brown (44-4 ¾)

Weight Throw
3. Jonathan Rowe (49-9 ¼)
5. Tyler Jones (48-7 ½)
6. Michael DeGregorio (48-7 ¼)

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