Saints men's track opens 2014 indoor season in Ottawa
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 8:21 am

St. Lawrence University's men's indoor track and field team resumed competition with some solid performances in the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club Dome Super Saturday event in Ottawa on Saturday.

Sophomore Harrison Sloan and junior Scott Smolensky had race wins for the Saints and Omaru Kabia had a big day in the sprints, helping the Saints to a title in the 4x200 relay. Scott Kasson was also a Saint champion, winning the 35 pound weight throw and finishing second in the collegiate shot put.

The Saints, who will host a multi-event competition starting Friday and the SLU Invitational on Saturday, used Saturday's meet as a starting point for the upcoming collegiate season. The Ottawa meet included a number of different distances among its races.

Sloan won the 1000 in 2:32:64 with Evan Garvey seventh while Smolensky won the 1500 in 4:01.09 with Thomas Caulfield fourth and Andrew Jarombek finishing eighth. Sloan joined Chris Payton, Jon Eng and Nick Crawford on the 4x400 relay which finished third.

Kabia was second in the 60 meter dash in 7.20 with Karim Creary finishing sixth and Kabia established the SLU record in the 150 with a third place finish in 17.31. He led off the 4x200 relay which included Danny Viscardi, Karim Creary and Shawn Lillie which won in 1:35.60

Crawford added a second in the collegiate 300 in 36.03 while Eng was sixth in the 600 in 1:25.55.

Al Kabia was third at 5.82 meters with Payton fourth and Lillie fifth in the long jump, while Brian Kane was second at 12:55 meters and Creary finished fourth in the triple jump. Kane was also second in the high jump with Crawford third. Kasson threw the weight 12.91 meters to win the collegiate event and was second in the shot at 12.83 meters with Lillie finishing third among collegiate throwers.