The cold and snow didn’t stop the Syracuse Orange track and field teams from strong performances at the Upstate Challenge hosted by the Cornell Big Red. Since the indoor season moves quickly Syracuse will be looking to get athletes qualifying standards for next month’s ACC Championships.
All-American Paige Stoner made her 2019 debut by winning the Mile in a time of 4:53.15. Stoner wasn’t the only Syracuse woman to take first on Saturday. Eunice Boateng won the 60m dash in a time of 7.67 seconds while Alexis Crosby won the 200m in 25.42. Aviana Goode followed up her double win from last weekend with a second place finish in the triple jump.
For the Syracuse men, Joey Eovaldi (8:46.56) and Stephen Schulz (8:48.88) went 1-2 in the 3000m run with Keith McAteer finishing 4th in 8:53.53. The distance medly relay team of Michael Phillips, Noah Beveridge, Nathan Henderson and Brandon Williams took first in a time of 10:11.69 while Beveridge doubled with a 2nd place finish in the 1000m (2:31.34). Andrew Aguilera (8.24) and Chevis Armstead (8.39) were 2nd and 4th in the 60m hurdles respectively.
Syracuse will be back in action this weekend with members of the team competing at one of two meets: the Armory Invitational in New York City or John Thomas Invitational in Boston.