The Alfred State indoor track & field team had several strong performances at the RIT February Invitational. Both the men's and women's 4 x 200 relay teams raced to top ten marks in school history.
The women's 4 x 200 relay team of Sophie Gonzalez, Dominique Shirley, Logan Thierman (Portville), and Alexis Carrington finished 6th overall after crossing the line in 1:56.75. That time puts them 10th in school history.
The men's 4 x 200 relay team of Joe Richardson (Geneva), Jhamel Cohen (Brooklyn/South Shore), Marco Marrero (Dychman/City College), and Mandel Green crossed the finish line in 1:37.74 to earn 6th place and establish the 10th fastest time in school history.
Paul Kemsley (Lancaster) continued to impress during his freshmen campaign. He won the weight throw with a toss of 16.01 m to improve on his school record mark. He was also 2nd in the shot put with a toss of 15.12 m. Anders Presthus (Ithaca/Lansing) was 6th in both the shot put (13.16 m) and the weight throw (14.07) while Isiah Richardson (Geneva) was 8th in the long jump with a leap of 6.16 m (1.5 foot personal record)
Sophie Gonzalez was impressive on the women's side with a 3rd place finish in the 200 m (27.18) and a 4th place finish in the 60 m dash (8.22). Katherine Frascella (Franklinville) was 6th in the 3,000 m (12:37.21).
The men's team finished tied for 7th in the overall team standings with 31 points while the women finished 9th with 18 points.
Next weekend some members of the team will head to Boston University for a two-day starting on Friday. Other members of the team will head to Houghton College on Saturday for the Highlander February meet.