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Syracuse Track & Field: Outdoor Track Warming Up

While the Syracuse Orange Track & Field teams enjoy a weekend off, let's catch up on the first two weeks of the 2016 Outdoor Track season.

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Coming off the best cross-country and indoor track seasons in program history, the Syracuse Orange track and field team is looking to carry that momentum into the outdoor season. The team has sent athletes to meets the last two weekends, and with an off weekend, this is a great time to catch up on the results so far.

The Orange headed to Stanford two weeks ago with their distance squad.

For the women, Shaylyn Tuite ran the fastest 10k time in the ACC this season with a 33:22.04 at the Stanford Invitational. Tuite's time is the 3rd-fastest in Syracuse history and her time earned her ACC Performer of the Week honors.. Following her on the ACC list are Margo Malone who ran 33:55.93, which also qualifies her for the NCAA Eastern Regional in the event, and Maura Linde (34:41.76).

Philo Germano led the men at Stanford, finishing 6th in the 10k with a personal-best time of 29:04.60, and he was followed by 2015 All-American Dan Lennon who finished in 29:16.13. Adam Palamar opened his outdoor season in the 5k, placing 11th in a time of 13:59.

The Syracuse sprinters have spent the last two weekends in Florida competing in some warmer weather. The women were back in action at Miami last weekend. Senior Rebecca Robinson turned in a solid double  with a 3rd place finish in the 400m, and a 10th place finish in the 200m. Shaina Harrison was 12th in the 100m and 24th in the 200m. Tia Thevenin placed 8th in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.75.

On the men's side, All-American Freddie Crittenden III won the 110m hurdles in Miami with a time of 13.53, which is the 2nd-fastest in the NCAA this season and in the top 10 in the world so far. Crittenden earned ACC Performer of the Week honors this week. The Orange hurdle crew was well-represented as Richard Floyd, David Gilstrap, and Chevis Armstead all finished in the top 17.

Winston Lee took home 6th in the 100m with his time of 10.48, which is in the top 10 of the ACC this season. Lee and Crittenden, along with Kashif Miller and Zach Warden took home the title in the 4x100m relay with a time of 40.13, which is now 2nd-fastest in the ACC.

Syracuse will be back in action in two weeks at Virginia and Auburn, as they continue to build towards the ACC Championships May 13th-15th.