Dambacher sprints to two ECAC fifths

BOSTON, Mass. – Fredonia State’s Anna Dambacher finished fifth in two events at the ECAC Division III Indoor Track & Field championship meet Saturday.

The Blue Devil sophomore broke her own school record in the 200 meters. Her final time of 25.67 seconds was faster than her school-record best 25.83 seconds last month.

Rowan’s Shailah Williams won the 200 Saturday in 25.29 seconds, followed by women from U. Mass-Boston, Alfred and Oneonta.

Dambacher earned four team points by finishing next. She also earned four team points in the 60 dash with a fifth-place time of 7.85 seconds. Gwynedd-Mercy’s Zakiyyah Richardson was first in a meet-record 7.66 seconds.

Dambacher advanced to 60 finals with a school-record time of 7.83 seconds during semifinals Friday. She qualified for the semi with a preliminary time of 7.85 seconds, also faster than her previous school record of 7.86 seconds set March 1 at the SUNYAC championhips.

The other notable performance Saturday came from freshman Devinne Arnold, who ran a season-best 26.93 seconds in the 200.

The two-day meet was held at the Reggie Lewis Center.

Men’s Track &?Field

Williams fourth in record-fast


BOSTON, Mass. – Fredonia State’s Eric Williams finished fourth in the 60-meter high hurdles Saturday at the ECAC Division III Indoor Track & Field championship meet.

Williams, a sophomore, posted a time of 8.33 seconds, just .02 off the previous meet record set by Adam Scalise of the Coast Guard Academy in 2012.

Scalise set a new record Saturday with a winning time of 8.12 seconds, just ahead of Terrence Gibson of Worcester State (8.13), and Chase Toliver of Gwynedd-Mercy (8.22), followed by Williams, who turned in the fifth-best time preliminary time Friday of 8.28 seconds.

Williams also ran a 22.67 in the 200.

In the other notable performance Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center, sophomore Kyle Collins set a personal-best of 8:39.91 to finish eighth in the 3,000. His previous-best of 8:43.88 came at the SUNYAC meet last Saturday.

The Blue Devils earned 10 team points during the two-day meet – five by Williams and one by Collins on Saturday, and four by junior Zakk Hess on Friday for finishing fifth in the 5,000.