Track and Field Shines Hosting Annual Bronco Classic

Members of the SUNY Delhi track and field team posing during competition at the Bronco Classic.
Chip Green, JB3 Sports

DELHI, N.Y. (April 14, 2019) – The SUNY Delhi track and field team could not have asked for a better day Saturday to host their annual Bronco Classic. Competing under partly cloudy skies and temperatures as high as in the mid-60's, the Broncos used the occasion to post ten victories, as well as punching yet another ticket for the AARTFC Championships.

Thrower Diana Echols had another career week in the shot put, this time earning a regional qualifier with a distance of 11.71m to finish second in the event. Her throw puts her just .04m behind former teammate Cheyenne Weaver for the school record. Echols went on to compete in the hammer throw, taking third with a measurement of 39.66m. Multi athlete Arielle Moheimani had two wins on the day, earning the Broncos' next victory in the throws in the javelin at 30.61m, as well as winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 13:16.66. Teammate Alexis Stevenson finished third in the steeple at 14:22.16.

Madeeah Oranchak took her skills to the jumping pit and the track to win three events. She posted a NAC-best 10.64m (34'11") to win her first triple jump of the season, and now leads the conference by over two feet. She ran the final leg of the winning 4x100 team that broke 50 seconds with a time of 49.99, and battled through a heavy headwind to take first in the 200 meters at 27.06. Her teammates on the 4x100 all also went on to capture strong days in other events. Freshman Katerina Salcedo, who ran the second leg of the 4x100, won the 400 meters with a NAC-best time of 1:01.97. Erica Cornmire, who ran the third leg, went on to win the long jump with a mark of 4.81m and fourth in the 200 meters at 28.11. Jaylynn Sheppard, who handled the first leg, ran a lifetime-best 27.63 for second place in the 200 meters.

After already landing regional bids for the high jump and long jump, Glenn Butler Jr. competed in the high to win the event at 2.00m. He also ran on the 100 meters, taking fifth with a time of 11.86. Finishing ahead of him in the 100 meters was freshman Owen Sleasman, who ran out of the second heat to place fourth overall with a time of 11.81. He pulled off the same feat in the 200 meters, clocking in at 23.88. Fellow freshman Sean Andrews earned a second-place finish in the 400 meters with a NAC-best time of 51.31, and ran the opening leg of the 4x400 that finished second with a NAC-leading mark of 3:29.47 with teammates Shamar Barker, Humphrey Banful and Michael Moran.

Following their tremendous career performances at Princeton last weekend, distance men Nicholas Arnecke, Kobie Lane and Abshir Yerow made the most of their opportunity Saturday to dazzle their home crowd. Lane took first in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:06.00, while Arnecke finished third at 4:10.85. Yerow won the 5,000 meters, clocking in at 15:51.92.

Head coach Robb Munro's team is set to begin a busy few weeks entering the home stretch of their regular season. Next weekend sees them splitting time between the Cortland Classic, which runs this Friday and Saturday, and Saturday's East Stroudsburg All-American Meet.

Coaches Picks

  • Owen Sleasman Placed fourth in the Bronco Classic in the 100 meters (11.81) and 200 meters (23.61), running out of the second heat in both races.
  • Sean Andrews Ran a lifetime best and NAC-leading time in the 400 meters at 51.31, and was on the 4x400 that posted a top NAC time of 3:29.47 for second place.
  • Katerina Salcedo Ran a conference best in the 400 meters at 1:01.97 for first place, was on the winning 4x100 team that broke 50 seconds at 49.99.
  • Madeeah Oranchak Jumped 10.64m (34'11") in her first triple jump of the season, posting a lifetime best and leading the NAC by over 2 feet. Also won the 200 meters (27.06) and anchored the winning 4x100 team that broke 50 seconds at 49.99. 
  • Jaylynn Sheppard Posted a lifetime-best 27.63 in the 200 meters into a heavy headwind and ran the first leg of the winning 4x100 team that broke 50 seconds at 49.99.

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SUNY DELHI TEAM RESULTS

100 METERS

MEN: 4. Owen Sleasman – 11.81, 5. Glenn Butler Jr. – 11.86, 16. Michael Jones – 12.21, 19. Jeremiah Brathwaite – 12.39, 20. Jonathon Brathwaite – 12.40

200 METERS

WOMEN: 1. Madeeah Oranchak – 27.06, 2. Jaylynn Sheppard – 27.63, 4. Erica Cornmire – 28.11, 5. Katerina Salcedo – 28.19, 6. Diara Oliver – 28.75, 20. Katelyn Lewis – 31.72

MEN: 4. Owen Sleasman – 23.88, 17. Michael Jones – 24.98, 19. Jonathon Brathwaite – 25.04, 20. Jeremiah Brathwaite – 25.26

400 METERS

WOMEN: 1. Katerina Salcedo – 1:01.97, 10. Katelyn Lewis – 1:11.18

MEN: 2. Sean Andrews – 51.31

800 METERS

WOMEN: 13. Ashley Magnifico – 2:51.39

MEN: 7. Shamar Barker – 2:08.57

1500 METERS

WOMEN: 11. Tristen Bowker – 5:33.30

MEN: 1. Kobie Lane – 4:06.00, 3. Nicholas Arnecke – 4:10.85, 4. Lucas Reilly – 4:12.78, 9. Derrick Kenan – 4:22.96, 10. Bladimir Pena – 4:26.10, 11. Anthony Cuchel – 4:26.20, 14. Devon Benarick – 4:32.64, 15. Frank Martucci – 4:34.79, 16. Jack Hopkins – 4:39.21

5000 METERS

MEN: 1. Abshir Yerow – 15:51.92, 5. Ted Oster – 17:38.35, 8. Kevin Malen – 17:54.55, 12. Tyler Kemble – 18:32.05

100 METER HURDLES

WOMEN: 4. Aliyah McLean – 19.64

400 METER HURDLES

WOMEN: 4. Susan Hoskins – 1:18.83

MEN: 3. Humphrey Banful – 1:00.15, 5. Michael Moran – 1:01.18, 7. Bladimir Pena – 1:05.31, 9. Jordan Jackson – 1:07.55

3000 METER STEEPLECHASE

WOMEN: 1. Arielle Moheimani – 13:16.66, 3. Alexis Stevenson – 14:22.16

4x100 RELAY

WOMEN: 1. Jaylynn Sheppard, Katerina Salcedo, Erica Cornmire, Madeeah Oranchak – 49.99

4X400 RELAY

MEN: 2. Sean Andrews, Shamar Barker, Humphrey Banful, Michael Moran – 3:29.47, 9. Derrick Kenan, Frank Martucci, Anthony Cuchel, Lucas Reilly – 3:43.79

HIGH JUMP

WOMEN: 4. Ashanti Mirville – 1.45m

MEN: 1. Glenn Butler Jr. – 2.00m, 4. Hashim Gambari – 1.80m, 12. Jordan Jackson – 1.65m

POLE VAULT

WOMEN: 4. Aliyah McLean – 2.28m

LONG JUMP

WOMEN: 1. Erica Cornmire – 4.81m, 2. Arielle Moheimani – 4.65m, 2. Ashanti Mirville – 4.65m

TRIPLE JUMP

WOMEN: 1. Madeeah Oranchak – 10.64m

MEN: 2. Alex Irving – 13.16m, 8. Hashim Gambari – 11.61m

SHOT PUT

WOMEN: 2. Diana Echols – 11.71m, 5. Akilah Sanders – 10.73m

HAMMER THROW

WOMEN: 3. Diana Echols – 39.66m, 9. Arielle Moheimani – 27.41m, 10. Akilah Sanders – 27.26m

JAVELIN THROW

WOMEN: 1. Arielle Moheimani – 30.61m, 5. Susan Hoskins – 25.22

MEN: 7. Matthew Scavetta – 32.52m, 11. Hashim Gambari – 30.80m