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M-E Grad sets decade-plus long mark for Corltand

ITHACA, N.Y. – Sophomore Nick Vachon (Endwell/Maine-Endwell) turned in
the best Cortland men's indoor high jump in 12 years and was one of three
Red Dragons with ECAC-qualifying performances at the Cornell University
Southern Tier Open.

Vachon finished second in the high jump at 2.04 meters (6' 8.25"), the
best by a Red Dragon indoors since Dan Bryant in 2003. Vachon currently
ranks third nationally in Div. III with his effort.

Senior Melique Garcia (Watervliet) ranks third nationally in the 200-meter
dash with his second-place, ECAC-qualifying time of 22.52 seconds. Garcia
also placed fifth in the 400-meter dash in 52.81 seconds. Senior Nick
Avossa (Kingston) hit an ECAC mark in the 60-meter hurdles with his
fifth-place time of 8.63 seconds.

Junior Jimmy Moyer (Oneida) finished third in the triple jump at 13.17
meters (43' 2.5"). Junior Jerel Williams (East Islip) and junior Romain
Saint Germain (Westbury) placed fourth (1:09.09) and fifth (1:09.88),
respectively, in the 500 meters, with Saint Germain also 10th in the 200
meters (23.36).

Other Red Dragon highlights included: sophomore Connor Christopherson
(Morrisonville/Saranac) in sixth place in the 60-meter hurdles (8.66);
senior Andre Green (Watertown/Indian River) in 11th place in the 60-meter
dash (7.29); and junior Keewan Rondinello (Liverpool) in 13th place in the
200 meters (23.69).

Cortland will return to Cornell for the Upstate Challenge January 23-24.

(Courtesy: SUNY Cortland)