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SLU Athletes Excel At State Meet


ROCHESTER - Senior Jarell Roberts won one sprint and was second in another and junior A.J. Blaisdell won the discus as St. Lawrence University’s men’s outdoor track and field team finished fourth in the 2012 New York State Collegiate Track Conference Outdoor Championship at the University of Rochester on Saturday.

Roberts won the 100 with a 10.82 clocking and ran 22.03, finishing second the 200 meters. The Saint senior also helped the Saints finish second in the 4x100 relay, joining Adrian Wilson, Shawn Lillie and Jamal Samaroo to run 42.76, the Saints’ best time of the year and just over a half second off the Saint record.Samaroo was honored as the NYS Rooke of the Year

Ogdensburg’s Jake Fredericks also challenged a Saint record, finishing .10 off the mark with a fourth place finish in 15.09 in the 110 hurdles.

Blaisdell won the discus, while Samaroo finished second in the triple jump. Kane finished in the high jump to finish second with Mike Scott finishing seventh. Seth Jackson turned in a strong kick to finish second in the 5000 meters with a time of 15:04.18.


The Lady Saints scored points in bunches but couldn’t dent a huge lead by perennial power Ithaca College in placing second. Ithaca won its 20th title in NYSCTC history and its fourth straight with 296.5 points with the Saints finishing second with 146.5. The Saints had a trio of individual champions on Saturday, two of them rookies as DIvya Biswall won the triple jump, Carly Stine won the 400 hurdles and senior Heather Cutler won the discus.

Stine, who was second in the NYSCTC multi-event competition last weekend, ran 1:03.38, which ranks among the top 25 times in Division III to win the 400 meter hurdles.

Jenna Hulton ran a SLU record 4:37.86 for a second place finish in the 1500 which is among the top 25 times nationally. Jenna Hulton clipped .3 off the previous mark established by Wendy Pavlus in 2010.

The Saints had a strong showing in the 5000 as well, scoring 18 points as Elizabeth Edwards was second in 18:20 with Ariel Beccia finishing third and McKayla Nuffer fourth.

The Saint 4x100 relay team of Samantha Yee, Bean, Marini and Hannah Kinsey ran 51.47 to finish fourth.

Kinsey added

a sixth place finish in the 100 and was eighth in the 200. The Saints were also fourth in the 4x400 relay with a team of Marini, Hameline, Staci Czaja and Stine running 4:05.91.

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