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Feldman wins 400, second in 200 at RIT
Monday, January 18, 2016

Feldman wins 400, second in 200 at RIT

Brittany Feldman

Brittany Feldman (Jamestown/Southwestern) won the 400 meters and was second in the 200 meters to lead Fredonia to fourth place at Saturday's Rochester Institute of Technology Invitational indoor track and field meet.

The Fredonia sophomore topped 17 other women with a 400-meter winning time of 60.17 seconds. Her second-place time in the 200 meters was 26.89 seconds. There were 46 entrants in the event.

In other running events, freshman Emily Maguire (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) finished fifth in the 1,000 meters in 3:18.46 while freshman Hannah Kurbs (Lockport, N.Y./Lockport) was sixth in the 3,000 meters in 11:06.79.

The Blue Devils had multiple point-scorers in two field events.

In the pole vault, senior Olivia Kurbs (Lockport, N.Y./Lockport) and sophomores Julia Schreier (Lockport, N.Y./Starpoint) and Kristen Sawyer (Lockport, N.Y./Lockport) all cleared 3.20 meters to finish tied for fourth place. In the shot put, sophomore Rachel Williams (Lockport, N.Y./Lockport) tied for third with a throw of 11.45 meters while sophomore Anneliese Bienko (Clarence, N.Y./Clarence) and senior Brianne Paganello (Batavia, N.Y./Batavia) finished fifth and sixth, respectively, with throws of 11.02 and 10.99 meters.

Sarah Couperus (Marion, N.Y./Marion), a sophomore, was fourth in the high jump (1.48 meters) and fifth in the triple jump (10.12 meters). In addition, Williams was eighth with a 20-pound weight throw of 12.46 meters.

The Blue Devils scored 57 team points to best seven other teams and finish behind three others.

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