This week’s athletes of the week are outdoor track’s sophomore Bobby Parker, freshman Benjamin Fazio, senior Sean Quinn, freshman Brian Crowley, and senior Joe Livote. These five student athletes combined for the top three spots in the 1,500-meter run and the top two spots in the 3,000-steeple chase at last weekend’s Upstate Classic.
The Upstate Classic, hosted by Rensselaer, included athletes from the University of Albany, Union College, Vassar College, Hamilton College, State University of New York Oneonta, and State University of New York Plattsburgh.
In the 1500 meter run, Parker finished first with a speedy 3:58:16. Finishing just after him were Fazio at 3:58:48 and Quinn at 4:00:99. These three finished ahead of Albany’s three Division I 1500 meter runners, who placed fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively, an impressive feat.
Then, in the 3000 meter steeple, freshman Brian Crowley ran out ahead of the pack and hurdled his way to a top finish and a time of 10:10:40. Joe Livote followed Crowley with a second place finish and a time of 10:34:59.
Hats off to these gentlemen and the entire track and field team for a strong showing last weekend.