Alfred State College freshman Reaghan Bulkley (Avoca) earned 2nd place in the long jump to highlight day one of the NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship. The women's team has scored 14 points and sits in 4th place while the men have 18 points and are in 5th place.
Bulkley's season best leap of 5.09 m earned her 2nd in the long jump and the top finish of any Pioneer athlete on day one.
The 4 x 800 relay teams each had a solid day. The men's team of Hector Cuero (Middletown), Brian Zintel (Letchworth), Zak Williamson (Rocky Point), and Mike Kaplan (Tri-Valley) finished in 3rd (8:02.59) while the women's team of Callie Ayers (Letchworth), Nikki D'Andrea (Rush Henrietta), Jen Chan (Genesee Valley), and Kaleigh Logoci (Cicero North Syracuse) finished 5th (10:41.42).
Andy Omoregie (Gates Chili) finished 5th in the long jump (6.82 m), Nate Smith (Clymer) finished 5th in the hammer throw (41.97 m), Alex Curran (Williamson) finished 6th in the pole vault (3.76 m), and Dan Reynolds (Wayland Cohocton) was 8th in the pole vault (3.16 m).
Emily Fields (Red Creek) finished 7th in the hammer throw (31.10 m) and Chan finished 10th in the 10,000 (46:46.92).
The men's 4 x 100 relay team qualified for the finals with a sprint of 44.44.
Current team standings:
|Harper College 41||Erie CC 21|
|SUNY Cobleskill 35||SUNY Cobleskill 21|
|College of DuPage 24||Herkimer CCC 16|
|SUNY Delhi 22||Alfred State 14|
|Alfred State 18||College of DuPage 14|
|Kingsborough CC 10||Harper College 12|
|Gloucester CC 9||Bronx CC 11|
|Bergen CC 9||CC of Rhode Island 8|
|Herkimer CCC 8||SUNY Delhi 8|
|CC of Rhode Island 5||Finger Lakes CC 6|
|Middlesex CC 5|
The action continues on Friday and wraps up on Saturday at SUNY Delhi.