PITTSFORD, NY -- The Finger Lakes Community College Track and Field team competed at the ROC City Challenge this past weekend, hosted by Nazareth College. The Lakers saw multiple athletes qualify for the postseason meets. A pair of Lakers also provided the best performance in school history in their event.
Charles Collins, a freshman from Geneva, completed the 5000 meter race in 16:36.17. This broke the old Finger Lakes record held by Chris Driscoll who ran in in 17:29.47 in 2009. Collins' mark also qualified him for the Region III and NJCAA Championships. Sophomore Anthony Soto threw the javelin 47.55 meters. This placed third at the meet and set the new school record, beating the old mark by over five meters. He too qualifies for the Region III and NJCAA meets.
Also qualifying for the Region III Championship was Casey Bordwell and Dominic Vazquez in the triple jump and Andre Farrell in the high jump and 100 meter dash. The Lakers 4x400m relay team also qualfied. On Saturday, the team consisted of Jordan Rizzieri, Casey Bordwell, Troy Cymerman, and Andre Farrell.
The Lakers will return to action this Friday to take part in the Cortland Classic. The meet hosted by SUNY Cortland will run on both Friday and Saturday.