Special to the OBSERVER
CORTLAND - A school-record sprint by Anna Dambacher topped the list of Fredonia State performances Friday at the Cortland Classic Invitational track & field meet. A school record by thrower Nicole Desens highlighted Saturday's results.
Dambacher stopped watches in 12.29 seconds during 100-meter preliminaries and moved from No. 3 to No. 1 on Fredonia State's all-time performance list. Natalie James (12.44 seconds in 1985) was the previous record-holder, followed by Nicole Brooks (12.66 seconds in 2001) and Dambacher (12.67 seconds in 2013) and Jennifer Zulauf (12.67 seconds in 1994).
Desens broke the 20-year-old school record in the discus - and won the event Saturday - with a toss of 43.0 meters (141 feet, 1 inch). The previous record of 42.08 meters was set by Jennifer Gall in April 1993. Desens also won the shot put Saturday with a throw of 12.10 meters (39-8 1/2).
Fredonia State had three second-place finishes in Friday's field events. Meghan Devine threw the javelin 97-7, a personal-best which moved her to No. 5 on the Blue Devil Top 10 list. Loren Metzger also had a personal-best in the hammerthrow of 145-2, fifth best at Fredonia State. The other second-place finisher was Olivia Kurbs, who cleared 10-2 3/4 in the pole vault.
Also Friday, Emily Cummiskey finished fourth in the long jump with a distance of 5.26 meters 17-3 3/4.
On Saturday, Dambacher won the 200 with a time of 26.13 seconds and Cummiskey finished second in the triple jump at 36-9 1/2. The 4x100 relay of Devinne Arnold, Hailey Griewisch (Dunkirk), Alexis Perez and Dambacher had an ECAC qualifying time of 49.84 seconds, good for second place.
Griewisch finished fourth in the 100 high hurdles with a time of 16.15 seconds. Her qualifying time was 15.54 seconds.
Kayleigh Wasielewski finished fourth in the heptathlon with a two-day score of 3,567 points. Her best score of the seven was 644 points with a high jump of 4-11 3/4.
In the men's events, Fredonia State's Collin Mulcahy ran a 4:03.40 in the men's 1,500 Friday and was the fastest collegian in the event - second only to a non-collegiate runner - in a field of 32 men.
In other events Friday, Steve Whittemore finished second the 3,000 steeplechase with a time of 10:01.77, while the 4x400 meter quartet of Jeremy Kozlowski (Dunkirk), Jonmichael Knapp, Pat Shenal and Mulcahy was second in 3:27.20. In addition, Ben Goebel was fourth in the pole vault at 13-9 1/4 and Brian Ogilvie finished sixth in the long jump at 6.69 21-11 1/2.
On Saturday, Hsin Chin finished sixth in the discus at 133-9, while Tyler Gajewski (Dunkirk) finished fifth in the decathlon with a two-day total of 5,280 points. Gajewski best event was the 100 (11.71 seconds), in which he earned 709 points. He scored no fewer than 472 points in the 10 events.