New York, NY | The College of Staten Island men’s and women’s inddor track & field teams put up a spirited showing at the NYC Division III Invitational held at The Armory on Friday, hosted by New York University.  The CSI women placed 18th among 24 schools, while the men fared in 25th of 27 schools represented.

CSI scored a total of nine points on the women’s side.  Johns Hopkins University won the event with 124 total points, followed by Messiah College with 68 and Wheaton College with 50.  On the men’s side, CSI came in at four points in total.  The meet was won by Johns Hopkins with 98.5 points, followed by Stevens Institute with 66, and Ramapo College with 38.

Deavion Brown was CSI’s biggest point-scorer, as she ran a 7.98 in the 60-meter dash, taking the bronze in the event for six points.  Brown would score CSI’s other three points with a sixth-place showing in the 200-meter Finals as well, putting in a time of 26.83.

In the 800-meter race, CSI was led by Kharyn Ethridge’s quality run of 2:23.57, which was good for 12th place among 71 racers.  Tristiana Adragna (51st) and Victoria DeBernardo (69th) also placed in the race for the Dolphins.  Adragna led the way for CSI in the 1-mile, putting in a run of 6:30.88, which was 60th overall.

In the Long Jump, CSI took 28th and 29th, respectively with Sarah Andres and Rachel Edmonds as CSI’s two participants in a field of 35.  CSI’s final event was the weight throw, where Stephanie Da Silva put in a 22’1.5″ performance that merited her 28th place.

Three men participated in the 60-meter dash, and Wilson Esguerra led the way with 7.82 and a 45th-place showing.  Canaan Rodriguez and Olatain Okeowo also fared, coming in 52nd and 53rd, respectively.  In the 200-meter race, Jordan Thompson led the way with a run of 23.98, good for 33rd among 85 total racers.  Thompson led CSI again in the 400-meter race with a time of 55:39, good for 42nd overall among 62 finishers.

In the 800-meter competition, CSI was led by Liam McMunn’s mark of 2:04.60, enough to finish 36th among 85 competitors.  David Outlaw was CSI’s top performer in the mile, as he came in at 4:58.59 for 55th place overall.  CSI did not compete in the 3K race, but in the 5K race, Spencer Milito came in at 17:16.48, which was good enough for 24th overall.  

CSI’s total points came in the Men’s Distance Medley Relay.  The team of Outlaw, Jordan Thompson, Jaron Thompson, and Liam McMunn turned in a total time of 11:31.97, which was good for fifth-place overall, getting the Dolphins their four points.

In the Long Jump, Okeowo was 30th overall with a score of 16’6″.  

CSI will get back to action next weekend, when they face the field at the Yale University Invitational in New Haven, Connecticut on Saturday, February 9, at 10:00am.