Staten Island, NY | The College of Staten Island recently completed a milestone year in indoor track & field, their first as a competitive varsity program, and following suit is more history, as the Dolphins have been cited with a total of four Dolphins a part of All-Star and All-Sportsmanship teams by the City University of New York Athletic Conference. The group was highlighted by the announcement of Kharyn Ethridge as the CUNYAC Track Performer of the Year. Deavion Brown was named an All-Star on the women’s side as well, and Rachel Edmonds and Justin Fernandez were named to the respective All-Sportsmanship teams.
Ethridge was the conference’s biggest track star, especially towards the championship portion of the season. Ethridge took a first place medal in the 1,500-meter Run in the Colgate Women’s Games in January, and then backed it up with a flawless CUNYAC Championship, where she won all four races she appeared in, setting personal bests in the process. Most recently, Ethridge medaled in a pair of events at the ECAC Division III Championships held at The Armory in Manhattan. She placed fourth overall in the 400-meter Run and then took the silver medal in the 800-meter as well. A first-year face at CSI, Ethridge is a transfer from both LIU-Brooklyn and SUNY-Brockport.
Joining Ethridge as an All-Star is freshman sensation Deavion Brown, who capped off a tremendous season with a fantastic run at the CUNYAC Championships and the ECAC Division III Championships. In the CUNYAC Championship, Brown shined in the 60-meter Dash and the 200-meter Dash, taking the silver medal overall in each of those races, winning the race in the 20-meter Dash among all senior-college racers. At the ECAC Championships, Brown took 5th-place in the 60-meter Dash, and likewise in the 200.
As members of the All-Sportsmanship teams, Edmonds and Fernandez were selected by the CUNYAC coaches as demonstrating the highest level of sportsmanship on their respective teams. This includes their performances at meets but also their performances on the practice links and in team leadership responsibilities. Both made their firs turns on the teams this season.