WESTON, Mass. (April 28, 2019) – The SUNY Delhi women's track and field team used 14 top conference marks this weekend to earn their first NAC team championship at the combined NAC/GNAC/NECC Championships at Regis College. The Broncos won the conference competition with 253 points, beating out the closest competitor, second-place Husson, by 26 points. Overall, Delhi finished first among the entire field with 127 points.
Runner Katerina Salcedo (Binghamton, NY / Binghamton) was on hand for five of Delhi's victories, including three individual titles. The freshman bested the entire three-conference field in the 400 meters with a career-best 1:00.97, while taking the top conference finish in the 1500 meters with a new PR of 5:08.74 and the 800 meters, her top event, at 2:26.63.
Arielle Moheimani (Homer, NY / Homer) took part in four Broncos wins, which featured two solo triumphs where she set career bests. The sophomore earned the NAC's top spot in the 400-meter hurdles at 1:10.44, while winning the 3000-meter steeplechase at a pace of 12:54.20. She also took second in the javelin at 29.22m.
Madeeah Oranchak (Binghamton, NY / Binghamton) ran and jumped to three victories, earning both her individual wins in the pit. The junior took the top conference spot on the podium leaping to a measurement of 4.73m in the long jump and then a distance of 10.49m in the triple jump. She also finished second in the 200 meters at 26.95, and the 100 meters with a finals mark of 12.82, improving from her 12.99 preliminary time.
Thrower Diana Echols (Ellenville, NY / Ellenville) went the distance in the shot put and hammer throw, as the junior finished first overall in the shot at 11.36m and topped the NAC in the hammer at 41.19m.
Freshman Aliyah McLean (Bronx, NY / DeWitt Clinton) held the top NAC spots in the high jump with a career-best 1.50m and the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 19.17 after becoming the NAC's lone finalist with a PR 17.09 preliminary time.
The Broncos swept all three relays races, topping the overall field in each event. The foursome of Moheimani, Salcedo, Ashley Magnifico and Naomi Mullings grabbed two of the wins, starting with Saturday evening's 4x800 with a time of 10:23.58 and ending the competition Sunday with a 4:16.20 victory in the 4x400. Just three days after setting a new season best at Penn Relays, the 4x100 team of Oranchak, Jaylynn Sheppard, Diara Oliver and Erica Cornmire took first with a mark of 49.88 for their third sub-50 time of the year.
SUNY DELHI TEAM RESULTS (PLACEMENTS AMONG NAC COMPETITION)
*Placed first among overall competition – NAC/GNAC/NECC
WOMEN: 1. Katerina Salcedo – 5:08.74
WOMEN: 3. Tristen Bowker – 46:22.28
100 METER HURDLES
400 METER HURDLES
3000 METER STEEPLECHASE
WOMEN: 7. Aliyah McLean – 2.45m
WOMEN: 1. Madeeah Oranchak – 10.49m
WOMEN: 1. Diana Echols – 11.36m*
WOMEN: 9. Diana Echols – 24.08m