Ithaca’s Devins breaks 29-year record
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Senior Kyle Devins shattered a 29-year-old school record in the long jump to lead Ithaca to a second-place finish at the Cornell Upstate Challenge on Saturday. The Bombers placed second to Cornell and ahead of four additional Division I teams.
Devins shattered a 29-year-old school record of 7.29 meters set by Mike Page on April 24, 1982, with a first-place leap of 7.43 meters (24’ 4.5’’) to win the event and automatically qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Six additional athletes hit ECAC qualifiers in seven different track events on the day.
Senior Max Orenstein ran third in the 200 dash with a time of 21.90 and qualified in the 100 clocking in at 11.00.
Senior John Davis ran second in the 5,000-meter run in 15:05.90, while graduate student William Way finished fourth in the 1,500 run in 4:00.30.
Bombers also qualified in both hurdle races. Junior Dan Moloney finished sixth in the 400 hurdles in 55.67 and sophomore Matt Confer crossed the finish line of the 110 hurdles in 15.51.
Sophomore Chris Mastrosimone placed third in the 400 dash in 49.12.
Ithaca will next host Cortland and Dehli on Tuesday, April 26 at 3:30 p.m.