The SUNY Delhi Track and Field team opened their 2016-17 season at Utica College. The team started off with a great showing out of a partial squad to show this season is expected to be as succesful as the recent years have been.
It didn't take long for a school record to go down. In her first collegiate meet, freshman Cheyenne Weaver won the women's shot put with a huge mark of 11.63m (38' 2"). This mark added 19 inches to the previous record set in 2000 by Sara Kelly. The throw was nine inches better than the second place finisher and over two feet better than the athelte in third.
The women also got great performances from Madeeah Oranchak who won the 200 meters (26.98) and the long jump (5.3m/17'4.75"). She also added a third place finish in them women's triple jump with a mark of 10.48m (34'4.75"). Frehman Isamarie Ramos added a second place finish in the mile (5:46.76) and freshman Nikita Hall added a third place finish in the 60 meter dash (8.45).
For the men the leaders were senior Keimon Barrow and sophomore Doug Williams. Barrow won the men's high jump setting a new facility record with his clearance of 2.13 meters (6' 11.75") and created some excitement with an attempt at 2.15 meters (7' 0.5"). On his third attempt at 2.15 meters, last years qualifying standard for the USA Indoor Championships, Barrow landed in the matt with the bar wobbling and then slowly falling off the standards. He then went on to win the triple jump with a mark of 14.61m (47' 11.75"). Williams added two wins of his own taking the men's 300 meters in a time of 36.08 and then dominating the long jump and leading a Delhi 1-2-3 sweep of that event witha mark of 6.75m (22' 1.75"). He was followed by senior Brian McLeod (6.3m/20'8") and freshman Troy Dickson (6.17m/20'3").
Mcleod and Dickson also had strong days as McLeod placed second in the high jump (1.93m/6'4") and Dickson placed second in the triple jump (12.6m/41' 4.25").
Other event wins came from freshman Brent Fleicher in the pole vault (4.05m/13'3") and Jack Hillenbrand in the 3000 meters (9:15.99). Sophomore Matt Scavetta added a runner up finish in the pole vault with a clearance of 3.90m (12'9").
The teams will now go into finals and then on winter break. Over they break they will make appearances in meets at the Armory in NYC and the Ocean Breeze Facility in Staten Island.