New York, NY | The College of Staten Island competed in the ECAC Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships at The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory in Manhattan, led by first-year standouts Deavion Brown and junior Kharyn Ethridge. Thanks to their participation in four events, the Dolphins placed 9th out of 22 competing institutions.
Seeded fifth coming in the competition, Brown took a medal in the 60-meter Dash, the first competition of the weekend for the pair. Brown ran a preliminary time of 8.02, which was the fourth-fastest out of 14 qualifiers. When in came time for the final heat on Saturday, Brown kicked it up a notch and ran a 7.96, her second-fastest time this season. The race time actually tied Avery Maillet’s time of CCNY, but preliminary time broke the tie, landing Brown the bronze medal and six points in the event. Salibury’s Glory Ebinama won the event with a time of 7.87.
Brown also competed in the 200-meter Dash on Saturday. There, Brown finished in 5th place among the 9 finalists with a time of 26.40. CCNY’s Maillet won the event with a time of 25.34.
As the distance became greater, it was time for Ethridge. First up was the 400-meter Dash, and Ethridge backed up her seed time by placing fourth overall, with a time of 1:00.07, just missing a medal by one-one-hundredth of a second. Salisbury’s Jamie Farley won the event with a time of 58.26.
CSI finished up in the 800-meter Run and also their best faring of the weekend. Ethridge was at it again, and seeded fourth coming in, she blasted her personal-best season time by over two seconds, coming in at 2:21.18 to win the silver medal behind Westminster’s Erin Ward (2:20.32).
CSI finished with a total of 23 points in the competition, good for 9th overall in the 22-team scoring field. Salisbury won the event with 150 points. Keene State finished second with 77 points while Rutgers-Newark was next in line with 60 points.