Laura Dickinson, Simon Smith and Emma Wilson place at Sam Howell Invitational

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 6, 2018 at 8:10 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmerman To start the second weekend of the outdoor track and field season, Syracuse competed at the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton University to mixed results.In the first race SU competed in, the unseeded women’s 1500-meter, sophomore Ryley Higgins finished 13th out of 16 runners with a time of 5:02.00. Syracuse was able to bounce back later by placing in the steeplechase, women’s 5000-meter and men’s 1500-meter race.Freshman Laura Dickinson (10:34.00) took second place in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase. On the men’s side of the same event, Declan Kottmeier came in last for SU.Simon Smith, Nathan Henderson and Andy Paladino ran in the men’s 1500-meter, finishing third, ninth and 13th, respectively. The race was decided by the last few strides and the difference between Smith (3:50.69) and the leader (3:49.85) was less than a second.In the women’s unseeded 5000-meter, Orange freshman Emma Wilson won bronze and finished just a second behind Penn’s second-place runner.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the women’s 1500-meter, SU had five runners compete: Rachel Bonner, Sydney Leiher, Madeleine Davison, Olivia Elston and Kelsey Potts. Bonner (4:34.77) and Leiher (4:34:78) crossed the finish line side-by-side and squeezed into the top-10.To close out the night, freshman Matt Cavallaro placed last in the men’s 5000-meter, rounding out an up-and-down day for the Orange. SU will continue competing tomorrow at the University of Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational. Commentslast_img read more