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Shaleah Colaire starts Syracuse track career on a winning streak

The freshman from Ontario is undefeated early in her career

Track and Field: NCAA Indoor Championships Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Orange track and field program has had a strong tradition in the hurdles and this year the Orange might have found another standout from Ontario. Freshman Shaleah Colaire of Pickering, Ontario won her second straight 60m hurdles competition by taking first at the Cornell Southern Tier Collegiate Open last weekend. Colaire won in a time of 8.76 seconds and currently has the 8th fastest time in the ACC in the event.

Colaire was also part of Syracuse’s winning 4x400m relay team. She joined with Cheyenne Trigg, Eunice Boateng and Bearett Tarris to take the win in a time of 3:55.51. This performance has the Orange relay 4th on the ACC list this season. The Syracuse women also had victories from Abigail Walsh in the 1000m (3:11.99) and Emily Nugent in the 3000m (10:42.14).

The Syracuse men took four of the top five spots in the 60m hurdles at Cornell. Tyler Garland got the win in a time of 8.01 seconds followed by Jamil Adams (8.09), Naseem Smith (8.26) with Andrew Aguilera (8.4) in fifth. Syracuse also took the top four spots in the 800m run led by Chase Balick’s 2:03.02 and Adams, Aguilera and Balick joined with Jordan Davenport to win the 4x400m relay in a time of 3:30.26 which is seventh in the ACC this season.

The Orange are off this week and the following week the team will be competing at meets hosted by Boston University, Columbia and Cornell. We’ll see a lot more of the Syracuse distance runners in action at those meets as the team prepares for the ACC Indoor Championships at the end of February.