Martel wins Javelin, Saints men's track 5th after Day One of NYSCTC Championship
St. Lawrence University's men's track and field team is fifth with seven events scored in the 2013 New York State Collegiate Track Conference Championships being held at SLU's Merrick-Pinkard Track and Field Complex through Saturday.
RIT leads heading into Saturday's final day of competition with 65.5 points with Ithaca second with 56.5, RPI third with 47, Rochester fourth at 30 and SLU fifth at 28. A total of 12 men's teams are entered in the competition.Sophomore Josh Martel was the lone Saint champion on day one, winning the javelin with a throw of 53.65 meters. He hit his winning throw on his first attempt of the competition and beat Scott Hambleton of RIT by 1.45 meters for the title.
A.J. Blaisdell finished sixth in the hammer and Chris Payton was eighth in the long jump for the other Saint scorers in field events on Friday while Trevor Bibb had the top finish on the track with a third place in 32:12.28 in the 10,000 meters with Landen Elliott-Knaggs adding a sixth place finish.
The Saint 4x800 relay team of Zach Nelson, Harrison Sloan, Brett Smith and Corey Hahnl finished fourth in 7:59.5 for the other Saint track points on Friday.
Jake Fredericks qualified with the second fastest time of the day in the heats of the 110 hurdles and will run in the final on Saturday while both Adrian Wilson and Andy Fisher qualified for the final in the 200 and Omaru Kabia made the finals in the 100.
Competition will resume at 10 a.m. on Saturday.