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Syracuse track and field: two new school records during opening weekend

Fast times to open the season

Track & Field: Prefontaine Classic Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Orange track and field teams opened the 23-24 indoor season at two meets this weekend.

At the Greg Page Relays hosted by Cornell, two Syracuse sprinters set new school records. Trei Thorogood tied the 60m dash record of 6.67 set by Mike LeBlanc in 2007 while winning the event. Elijah Millard broke his own school record with a time of 34.59 as he finished 3rd in the 300m dash. Anthony Vazquez (1st), Emmanuel Joseph (2nd), Naseem Smith (4th) and Xayvion Perkins (6th) helped the Orange dominate the 60m hurdle event.

The Syracuse women were led by Kahniya James’ 2nd place finish in the 60m dash and the 5th and 6th place finishes of Peyton Rollins and Marissa Saunders in the 60m hurdles. In the preliminaries of the hurdles, freshmen Taleea Buxton had the 2nd fastest time but did not race in the final.

In Boston, the distance runners took advantage of a fast BU track to put up strong times as they taper from cross-country season. Savannah Roark took the ACC lead with a new PR of 15:45 in the 5k. Ellie Lawler (16:12), Sophia Jacobs-Townsley (16:18) and Rylie Lusk (16:18) are all in the ACC’s top 10 in the event.

Freshman Benne Anderson made his Syracuse debut with an 8:02 3000m that was the 3rd fastest ACC time of the weekend. Sam Lawler’s 13:56 5k is in the 9th spot on the ACC list with Alex Comerford (11th), Assaf Harrari (14th), Connor Acklety (15th), Gabriel Planty (17th) and Julian Franjeh (19th) in the event.

The Orange haven’t released their full schedule but they will likely be off until January.