SLU Men Led By Medalists At Utica T-F Invitational
Danaher, Gowdy Win Events to Lead Saints at Utica
Kevin Danaher and George Gowdy both won events to lead the St. Lawrence University men's indoor track and field team on the first day of the Utica College Blue and Gold Invitational and Multi on Saturday.
Danaher won the shot put with a mark of 15.29 meters, while Gowdy, running in the first indoor track meet of his collegiate career, won the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15 minutes, 57.29 seconds. Danaher added a seventh-place finish in the weight throw with a throw of 15.58 meters, just one centimeter shy of his personal best. John Churhchill added a fifth-place finish in the 800, breaking two minutes for the first time with a time of 1:59.41. Noah Garfield had a pair of sixth-place finishes in the 60 hurdles and the high jump. He dropped his personal-best time in the 60 hurdles by 0.11 seconds to qualify for the All-Atlantic Region Track and Field Conference Championships, finishing in 8.66 seconds. St. Lawrence sits eighth place out of 22 competing teams with 37 team points. The meet will conclude on Sunday with the completion of the pentathlon. St. Lawrence Individual Scoring Performances Kevin Danaher - First place, Shot put (15.29 meters); Seventh place, Weight throw (15.58 meters) George Gowdy - First place, 5,000 (15:57.29) John Churchill - Fifth place, 800 (1:59.41) Noah Garfield - Sixth place, 60 hurdles (8.66); Sixth place, High jump (1.84 meters) Cole Burbage - Seventh place, High jump (1.84 meters)
Up Next: Fasttrack National Invitational, Staten Island, N.Y., Friday, February 14.