CANTON - Junior Kristen Linder was a double winner in the throws and a number of St. Lawrence University track and field rookies had impressive performances in their first collegiate meet as the Saints opened the 2012-13 indoor season with the Can-Am Challenge at the Newell Field House on Saturday.
St. Lawrence County athletes in Ogdensburgs Jake Fredericks, Andy Fisher and Nick Crawford and Norwood-Norflk graduate Jon Eng and Potsdam graduate Shawn Lillie aided the Saints effords.
Freshman Scott Kasson was a double winner in the throws in his first collegiate meet.Kasson set a meet record in his first collegiate meet with a win in the shot put at 13.17 meters while sophomore Shawn Lillie was second with a 12.46 meter throw. Kasson came back to win the weight throw.
Mike Scott also set a meet record with a 1.96 meter jump to win the high jump. Brian Kane was second while rookies Nick Crawford and Connor Rockhill tied for third. Chris Payton won the long jump. On the track, Jon Eng finished second and scored first in the 3000, running 8:59.01, Jake Fredericks was second in the 60 hurdles in 8.51 seconds while Andy Fisher added a second place finish in 36.82 and Andrew Nolan was fifth in 37.47 in the 300 meters.
The Saint 4x400 relay team of Leif Frymire, Fredericks, Payton and Eng finished second in 3:39.36 while the 4x200 team of Jamal Samaroo, Fisher, Alimamy Kabia and Nolan was second in 1:35.75.
Ella Martin made an impressive debut with a win in 17:39.11 in the 5000 meters, setting a meet record while Anna Rabideau won the mile in 5:36.41.
In field event competition, Linder won the shot put and came back to win the weight throw with a meet record 13.33 throw. Marisa Turner set a meet record and came within .03 of the SLU indoor record with a win in the high jump at 1.63 meters