CORTLAND, NY -- Finger Lakes Track and Field continued their successful spring at the Cortland Classic. The Lakers had multiple runners qualify for the regional and national championship as well as breaking school records.
Chuck Collins won his third race of the season on Friday night. He won the 10,000 meters by 20 seconds with a time of 32:32.01. Collins broke his previous school record that he set a couple weeks ago. Collins was the member of another school record performance on the 4x800 meter relay. He was joined by Lane Howard, Corey Hurley, and Josh Thorpe in running a time of 8:44.36. Their time broke a five year FLCC record and qualified the team for the Region III Championships. Sherry Georgeson set the Finger Lakes record by being the first woman to successfully clear the pole vault bar in school history. She set a mark of 2.12 meters (6' 11.5") that qualified her for the NJCAA National Championship.
Tyler Viele was added to the list of Lakers who qualified for the National Championship. He ran the 400 meter hurdles in 1:00.25 to qualify. Jeremia Solecki qualified for the Region III Championships in the same event with a time of 1:01.36. Collins qualified for the 800 meter race at regionals with a time of 2:04.75, setting a new personal best. Finger Lakes will be full participants in the relays at regionals. The 4x100 and 4x400 teams both qualified. Adam Thorman, Jeremia Solecki, Lane Howard, and Greg DeSilva ran the 4x100 in 46.26 seconds. The 4x400 team consisted of Jeremia Solecki, Corey Hurley, Devan Halton, and Lane Howard. They completed the relay with a time of 3:41.73.
Rebecca Manwaring qualified for the Region III Championships with a time 0f 2:43.99. She cleared the qualifying time by just .06 seconds.
The Lakers will return to the track on Saturday as they travel to St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, NY for the Cardinal Classic.