Diplomat Men in Third at ECACs

May 18, 2007


ONEONTA, N.Y. - Jon Brallier and Lucas Burbank each took third place in their respective field events Thursday at the ECAC Championships being held at Oneonta State University. Their efforts left the Diplomats men's track & field team in third place at the end of the first day of competition.

Burbank heaved the javelin 191' 9" to achieve an NCAA provisional qualifying mark and take third in the event. He came up 4' 4" short of Dan Mitchell, Penn State-Behrend's entry, who took first. Burbank's throw was six inches shorter than his Centennial Championship mark.

Brallier cleared the bar at 14' 5.25 inches to tie with Adam Haggerty of Southern Maine for third in the pole vault. Jake Zanetti of Cortland State won the pole vault with a 15' 5" mark.

On the track, Steven Tracy qualified for Friday's final in the 100-meter dash. Tracy's 11.13 was the fifth best qualifying time. The finals are set for 12:55 p.m. on Friday.

For the women, Alyssa Catalano placed fifth in the hammer with a hurl of 146' 5". Catalano cashed in on F&M's only entry on Thursday, giving the women four team points for 14th place.

The two-day meet wraps up Friday afternoon. Live Results