The Syracuse Orange track and field teams continued their split-squad travels last weekend. While the distance group headed to Princeton, the sprint/hurdle group was back in Florida for the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational. This week it was the sprinters who found themselves in the spotlight led by the men’s 4x100m relay team.
The team of Matt Moore, Kashif Miller, Angelo Goss and Winston Lee won the event in 40.22 and set a new Syracuse school record in the process. The previous record of 40.31 had stood since 1995. As I mentioned last week, the Syracuse weather has kept the team indoors for training, which means this group is unable to practice the relay handoffs in the proper locations of the outdoor track. In an event where timing is crucial this speaks to the talent of this group of athletes.
Moore was also Syracuse’s top finisher in the 110m hurdles as his 13.84 placed 3rd ahead of Goss (4th in 14.39) and Richard Floyd (5th in 14.40). Lee took 7th in the 100m dash and Miller finshed 5th in the 200m dash.
Syracuse’s women’s 4x100m relay was also victorious in Miami. The team of Justice Richardson, Kadejhia Sellers, Imani Clark and Dasia Pressley took the event in a time of 45.67. Clark added a 5th place finsh in the 200m and a 7th place finish in the 100m.
At the Sam Howell Invitational in Princeton, Laura Dickinson grabbed 2nd in the 3000m steeplechase while Emma Wilson took 3rd in the 5000m. For the men, Simon Smith was the top performer with a 3rd place finsh in the 1500m.
The Orange will be off this weekend as they prepare for meets at Virginia and Princeton on the weekend of April 20th.