Junior Carlin Sullivan placed first in the women’s 800 meter event with a time of 2:21.16, as the Canisius outdoor track program competed in the SUNY Geneseo Early Season Invitational Sunday afternoon from Geneseo, N.Y.
The women also ran well in the 1500 event, as sophomore Siobhan Quinn placed third at 4:44.53, while freshman Justyna Wilkinson and senior Haley Keene finished seventh and ninth respectively with times of 4:55.45 and 4:56.47.
In the men’s 1500 event, senior Brennan Root placed second in 4:02.22, sophomore Josh Sopchak finished third in 4:03.64 and freshman Donny Glavin ended in the fourth position at 4:04.73.
Sopchak continued his strong running for the day with a seventh place finish in the men’s 400 meter event at 52.11, while Root also had a top-ten finish, ending eighth in the men’s 800 meter with a time 2:00.31.
Head Coach Nate Huckle’s Postgame Comments
“Our athletes really took advantage of the improved weather conditions and opened the outdoor season with solid performances. Many of them picked up at the high level they left off indoor.”
“This is the strongest our women's program has looked in kicking off the spring season. With this meet and next weekend's competition under our belt, we should be in top form heading into the competitive Bucknell meet Easter weekend.”
The Griffs will take part in the Naz/Roc City Invite next Saturday, April 8, from Rochester, N.Y.