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Desens doubles at Cortland Classic
Sunday, April 19, 2015

Desens doubles at Cortland Classic

Senior Nicole Desens won the shot put and the discus Saturday during the second day of the Cortland Classic Invitational.

Fredonia senior thrower Nicole Desens (Hopewell Junction, N.Y. / Arlington) won the shot put and the discus Saturday during the second day of the Cortland Classic Invitational. Sophomore sprinter Laura Morrison (Wethersfield, Conn. / Wethersfield) was a single winner.

Her winning distance of 12.59 meters (41' 3.75") in the shot put was her fourth win of the outdoor season. She added her fifth win with a toss of 41.39 meters (135' 9") in the discus. Desens was also third in the hammerthrow on Friday. Her five wins this spring have come in three meets, in which Desens has been entered in nine events.

Morrison registered her win Saturday in the 400 meters with a winning time of 58.87 seconds.

Both Desens and Morrison had teammates competing alongside. In the shot, junior Brianne Paganello (Batavia, N.Y./Batavia) finished seventh with a throw of 11.12 meters (36' 5.75"). Freshman Anneliese Bienko (Clarence, N.Y. / Clarence) and senior Jenna Fiacco (Verona, N.Y. / Vernon-Verona-Sherrill) were seventh and ninth, respectively, in the discus. Bienko's best toss was 34.12 meters (111' 11"). Fiacco had a toss of 31.04 meters (101' 01"). In the 400, senior Kim Foltz (Elbridge, N.Y. / Jordan-Elbridge) finished sixth in 1:00.65.

Other top eight finishers Saturday for Fredonia were junior sprinter Anna Dambacher (Divernon, Ill. / Auburn), fourth in the 200 meters (:26.41); freshman sprinter-jumper Brittany Feldman (Jamestown, N.Y. / Southwestern), fourth in the high jump (1.58 meters / 5' 2.25"); and senior jumper Meghan Devine (Clarence, N.Y. / Clarence), eighth in the triple jump (10.64 meters / 34' 11").

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