Saturday, April 5, 2008

University of Albany's Laura Cummings Places Third in 3,000-Meter Steeplechase at Duke Asics Invitational

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

Durham, N.C. – University at Albany’s Laura Cummings finished third in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase on the second day of competition at the 2008 Duke Asics Invitational on Saturday, April 5 at Wallace Wade Stadium. Cummings qualified for both the NCAA East Regionals and ECAC meet with a season-best time of 10:40.49.

Coastal Carolina’s Felicitas Mensing was first across the line in 10:32.72, while runner-up Kara McKenna, an unattached competitor, was clocked in 10:37.79. UAlbany’s Danielle Trimpop placed 10th in the same race with a time of 11:18.37.

In the men’s meet, Luke Schoen tied for third in the pole vault as he cleared the bar at 15-feet, 9-inches. Michael Dempsey and David Parker placed ninth and 10th, respectively, with marks of 15-3. Parker was sixth in Friday’s high jump event. Kyle Nadler took sixth place in the long jump with a leap of 21-9.


Duke Asics Invitational

Women’s 3,000-Meter Steeplechase

1. Felicitas Mensing (Coastal Carolina), 10:32.72; 2. Kara McKenna (unattached), 10:37.59; 3. Laura Cummings (UAlbany), 10:40.49; 4. Patricia Loughton (Duke), 10:56.06; 5. Cristy Falcone (Mary Washington), 10:59.79. Other UAlbany Finishers: 10. Danielle Trimpop, 11:18.37, 14. Kristine Mum, 11:29.88.

Men’s Pole Vault

1. Yavgeniy Olhovsky (Virginia Tech), 17-5; 2. Shawn Francis (North Dakota State), 16-2.75; t3. Luke Schoen (UAlbany), 15-9; t3. Colton Weaver (Wilmington), 15-9, t3. Parker Smith (North Carolina), 15-9. Other UAlbany Finishers: 9. Michael Dempsey, 15-3, 10. David Parker, 15-3.

Men’s Long Jump

1. Trevor Barry (North Dakota State), 23-11, 2. Brandyn Mitchell (Wilmington), 13-5.50; 3. Julius Higginbotham (Heidelberg), 22-8, 4. Eric Tisdol (Cumberlands), 22-6.25; 5. Ricky Harris (Appalachian State), 22-2.50; 6. Kyle Nadler (UAlbany), 21-9.

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