Last weekend the Syracuse Orange track and field teams competed in their first meet of 2018 in The Great Dane Classic held at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island. As it is becoming custom for the program, the sprint/hurdle/jumps group are the ones to get things kicked off and there were several strong performances last weekend.
Tia Thevenin will be counted on to provide points in the 60m hurdles and after making her 1st NCAA Championship last Spring she started 2018 with a win in the event. Thevenin was also part of the winning 4x400 relay along with Danielle Delgado, Alexis Harper and Kadejhia Sellers.
On the men’s side, Alabama transfer Angelo Goss made his Syracuse debut with a 2nd place finish in the 60m hurdles. Goss was right behind the man he hopes to replace, 2017 All-American Freddie Crittenden III. Syracuse will be looking for Goss to be a top finisher in the ACC and as a returning NCAA finalist, Goss has the ability to do so.
Syracuse had 3rd place finishers in both the men’s (Kashif Miller) and women’s 200m ( Imani Clark). The Orange are back in action this weekend at Cornell for the Upstate Challenge. We’ll see some of the distance runners making their season debuts as the Orange begin to build towards the championship portion of the season.