The Syracuse Orange Track & Field team headed to the Historic Armory Track in NYC last Friday night for the Ramapo Opener. The smaller meet allowed the team to shake off the rust from the long winter break as they work towards the ACC and NCAA Championships this season. Despite a long layoff from competition, several Orange athletes set new personal records, which is a great sign at the start of the year.
2015 All-American Freddie Crittenden III got his season off to a fast start, taking the 60m hurdles in a personal-best time of 7.71 to finish ahead of Syracuse alums Ramon Sosa and Donald Pollitt. Crittenden's time currently ranks #1 in the NCAA in the event. David Gilstrap took 4th with Richard Floyd and Chevis Armstead rounding out the top 6.
For the women, Sophomore Tia Thevenin took 1st place in the 60m hurdles in a time of 8.48 seconds, finishing ahead of teammate Danielle Delgado. Once again, Coach Dave Hegland's hurdle group is strong on both sides.
Returning ACC Champ, Shaina Harrison started her season with a 2nd place finish in the 60m dash behind Orange Alum Flings Owusu-Agyapong. Harrison will be looking to make her 1st NCAA Championship appearance this year and her time puts her 18th in the country in the event.
Other event winners for the Orange were:
- Victoria Parker (200m) New Personal Record
- Khadejia Sellers (400m)
- Regine Hunter (Triple Jump)
- Kashif Miller (200m) New Personal Record
- Jabari Butler (High Jump)
Syracuse will be back in competition this weekend, when they travel to Cornell.