Onuoha wins men's HJ in season-opening meet
Toby Onuoha won the men's high jump and Collin Barmore was second in the men's 800 meters as Fredonia State opened its outdoor track and field season Saturday at the SUNY Geneseo Early Season Invitational.
Onuoha cleared 1.85 meters – 6 feet, ¾ inch – and won the event on fewer misses while Barmore covered the 800 meters in 1:57.28. Both marks were SUNYAC qualifying efforts. Onuoha also finished fourth in the men's 400 meters (56.14 seconds) and ran a leg on the men's 4-by-400-meter relay which posted a time of 3:36.12. Barmore, Topher Elkins, and Ethan Pocock were the other runners. They were part of a 21-member contingent – 11 women and 10 men – representing Fredonia State alongside teams from Brockport, Nazareth, St. John Fisher, and host Geneseo.
It was the first outdoor meet since May 2019. As it was, Ryan Dunning became the first Blue Devil on the oval when he toed the line in the 10,000 meters and covered the distance in 33:34.42. A senior, it was Dunning's first time competing in the event and resulted in a SUNYAC qualifying time. The other SUNYAC qualifier was Anthony Ruiz in the 5,000 meters (personal-best 16:16). Mark Schneider also had a personal-best in the same event (16:29).
In the women's first competition of the spring, freshman Elizabeth Gloss was the first of a quartet of Blue Devils across the finish line. Gloss was fifth overall in 5:43.65 and earned two points for her team. Eleanor Clarke also earned fifth-place points in the discus. Her toss of 31.63 meters (103 feet, 9 inches) was better than 10 other women in the competition. It was a SUNYAC qualifier as was her 31.91 meters for a personal-best in the hammerthrow.
Also earning spots on the SUNYAC qualifying lists were MaryClaire Haseley in the 5,000 meters (personal-best 19:54) and Morgan Ashton in the 400-meter hurdles (1:12.90).