It’s Championship Season for the Syracuse Orange Track and Field teams and it starts this weekend at the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The meet starts today at the University of Virginia and you can watch coverage on the ACC Network and follow live results online.
Last year the Syracuse men finished 2nd behind the Florida State Seminoles while the women were 12th. For the last four years this meet has been about Justyn Knight but in 2019 it’s all about Paige Stoner. The Syracuse star and reigning ACC Athlete of the Week is entered in the 3000m steeplechase and 5000m this weekend and she’ll be looking to add more ACC hardware to her collection.
The Orange men will try to use their distance depth to compete for the team title but without Matt Moore in the 110 hurdles Syracuse will need some really big performances to overcome their lack of competitors in field events.
Here are all the Syracuse athletes entered with their ACC rank in the event. I’ll list the events in their order for those who want to follow along:
W 200m dash: Dassia Pressley (18th)
W 1500m run: Abigail Spiers (35th), Melissa Lodge (44th)
M 1500m run: Michael Phillips (15th), John Flannery (NR), Nathan Henderson (21st)
W 10000m run: Mary Malone (NR)
M 10000m run: Iliass Aouani (1st), Dom Hockenbury (16th) , Kevin James (15th), Joe Dragon (14th)
W 100m hurdles: Aviana Goode (20th)
M 110m hurdles: Chevis Armstead II (14th), Kelvin Almonte (25th), Richard Floyd (4th)
W 400m dash: Alexis Crosby (18th)
W 100m dash: Dassia Pressley (29th), Eunice Boateng (21st)
M 100m dash: Chris Tucker (29th), Jordan Davenport (36th)
W 3000m steeplechase: Laura Dickinson (3rd), Paige Stoner (1st)
M 3000m steeplechase: Aidan Tooker (NR), Simon Smith (15th)
W High Jump: Avianna Goode (12th)
W 4x100m relay: Eunice Boateng, Cheyenne Trigg, Alexis Crosby, Dassia Pressley (NR)
M 4x100m relay: Brandon WIlliams, Chris Tucker, Andrew Aguilera, Jordan Davenport (NR)
W 5000m run: Paige Stoner (1st), Rachel Bonner (5th), Abigail Spiers (34th), Laura Dickinson (NR)
M 5000m run: Aidan Tooker (2nd), Matt Scrape (10th), Joe Dragon (13th), Nathan Henderson (24th), Noah Beveridge (25th), Simon Smith (26th), Kevin James (29th), Michael Phillips (32nd), Dom Hockenbury (46th), Iliass Aouani (NR)
Depending on the team score you might not see all those Syracuse runners in the 5k, but this is the last chance at NCAA Regional qualifying times so some of the athletes will certainly be looking to secure their spots.
If you can’t watch the action, we’ll keep you updated after each day.