CANSIUS COLLEGE ATHLETICS
The Canisius outdoor track team competed in day one of the 2017 MAAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday afternoon from Rider University, with seniors Cooper Roach and Brennan Root placing second and third respectively in the 3K steeplechase event. Roach set a school record, finishing the 3000-meter run in 8:58.44, while Root ended the event in 9:12.89.
Also setting a school record was sophomore Siobhan Quinn, who placed fifth in the women's 1500-meter run in 4:38.30, while junior Carlin Sullivan finished eighth in the event with a time of 4:43.11.
Roach impressed once again in the 1500 meter, finishing in the third position at 4:00.93, while senior Xavier Sauvageau (7th, 3:58.39) and sophomore Josh Sopchak (9th, 4:01.89) rounded out the top ten in the event.
In the men's 10K event senior Galen Snyder ran to a fourth-place finish at 31:18.93, while senior Anna Phillips also ran well on the women's side, gaining a fifth-place finish, ending in 37:15.65.
The women also saw a strong performance from sophomore Kayla Stewart, who ended the 3K steeplechase 11:30.80.
Head Coach Nate Huckle's Comments
“We had a strong first day of competition. Our student-athletes always put forth their best when we face off against our fellow MAAC competitors, and today was no exception.”
“Qualifying five athletes for the finals in the 1500 was a great way to kick off the meet. We followed up with our best-ever showing in the men's steeple chase and our first-ever place winner in the women's steeple.”
“The 10k event provided personal best times for four of our five athletes, with Galen and Anna qualifying for the IC4A and ECAC Championships. Cooper and Siobhan both had exceptional races, setting school records in the steeple and 1500 meter events.”
The Griffs will take part in day two of the MAAC Championships, beginning tomorrow at Noon.