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Danaher, Walker Win T-F Titles For SLU

Kevin Danaher won the shot put with a personal-best mark of 16.11 meters to lead the St. Lawrence University men's indoor track and field team on the first day of the Liberty League Championships at RIT on Friday.

Danaher moved into the lead with a throw of 15.90 on his third throw in the preliminary, a 21-centimeter improvement over his previous best. Then, on his first throw in the finals, he added another 21 centimeters to break 16 meters for the first time. He beat the field by 31 centimeters and, as of press time, ranks 17th on the NCAA Division III performance list. The top 20 declared athletes in each event will qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Michael Corbitt posted the fastest time in the 60-meter dash trials, dropping his personal best by five-hundredths of a second to 7.04 seconds, while Noah Garfield had the fastest time of the day in the 60 hurdles trials, finishing in 8.67 seconds.

Dadley Ogetii was eighth in the mile and helped the Saints distance medley relay finish fifth.

The Saints sit in fifth place in the team standings with 15 points through seven events. The meet will conclude with 10 more event finals on Saturday.

St. Lawrence Podium Finishes

Kevin Danaher - First place, Shot put (16.11 meters)

Dadley Ogetii - Eighth place, Mile (4:28.24)

St. Lawrence Finals Qualifiers

Michael Corbitt - 60 (7.04, First place in trials)

Noah Garfield - 60 hurdles (8.67, First place in trials)

St. Lawrence Relays

Distance medley relay (Peter DiNino, Nicholas Mitch, Miles Wilson, Ogetii) - Fifth place (11:14.84)

WOMEN’S RECAP

Ashley Walker used a strong push in the last mile to post a dominating win in the 5,000-meter run to lead the St. Lawrence University women's indoor track and field team on the first day of the Liberty League indoor track and field championships on Friday afternoon at RIT.

Walker finished the race in 18 minutes, 25.61 seconds to qualify for the All-Atlantic Region Track and Field Conference Championships. She took the lead on the second lap of the race and never relinquished it. Rochester's Kelly Reese hung tight with Walker for the first two miles, but Walker posted a time of 5:50.18 over the last 1,600, including a split of 38.12 in the final 200, to win the race by nearly 10 seconds.

Lucia D'Acchille also had a big day for the Saints, qualifying for regionals in the pentathlon and the long jump. Her point total of 2,631 points was good for fifth, and her leap of 5.27 meters in the long jump was the best among the nine competitors in the multi-event field.

D'Acchille and Isabel Caprood also qualified for the 60 hurdles finals, with Caprood posting the fifth-fastest time in trials (9.36) and D'Acchille had the seventh-best time (9.53).

The Saints sit in fifth place in the team standings with 18 points heading into the final day of competition.

St. Lawrence Podium Finishes

Ashley Walker - First place, 5,000 (18:25.61)

Lucia D'Acchille - Fifth place, Pentathlon (2,631 points)

St. Lawrence Finals Qualifiers

Isabel Caprood - 60 hurdles (9.36, 5th place in trials)

D'Achhile - 60 hurdles (9.53, 7th place in trials)

St. Lawrence Relays

Distance medley relay (Sophie Brzezinski, Anna Foster, Maura McAnaney, Sadie Lingelbach-Pierce) - Fifth place (13:28.26)

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