West Chester, Pa.: The SUNY Cobleskill men’s track & field team continued their 2017 outdoor season over the weekend making the trip to the 2017 WCU Invitational hosted by West Chester University at the college’s John A. Farrell Stadium.
The Fighting Tigers brought home a New York State College Track Conference (NYSCTC) automatic qualifying effort along with five provisional outdoor championship qualifying efforts from the non-scoring meet.
Sophomore multi-event performer Zach Haskin, Warnerville, N.Y., Cobleskill-Richmondville High School, turned in the top effort of the meet for the Orange & Black meeting the league’s automatic qualifying standard in the high jump with a leap of 1.85 meters to place third in the event to go with a seventh place finish in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 16.85 seconds to meet the conference’s provisional qualifying standard in the event.
In the sprints freshman Joel Fitzgerald, Mount Vernon, N.Y., Mount Saint Michael High School, met the league’s provision qualifying marks in the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash; placing 10th in the 200-meters in a time of 23.37 seconds to go with a fourth place finish in the 400-meters in a time of 51,49 seconds.
Sophomore thrower Thomas Coene, Ontario, N.Y., Thomas Webster High School, was also a factor at the meet placing eighth in the discus with a NYSCTC provisional qualifying mark of 38.59 meters to go with a 10th place finish in the hammer throw meeting the conference provisional qualifying mark of 34.12 meters.
Cobleskill will next be in action on Saturday April 15th when they travel to Troy, N.Y. for the 2017 Upstate Classic hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) at the Engineers’ Ned Harkness Track beginning at 10:00 a.m.
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