Ethan Bellante
Ethan Bellante
Height: 6-3
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Brookhaven, N.Y.
High School: Bellport
Events: Mid-Di
Event(s): Mid-Distance

2016 Track & Field: Part of the fourth place finishing Distance Medley Relay team at the SUNYAC Indoor Track & Field Championships (2/26) ... Ran a personal best of 1:57.60 in the 800m at the Bison Outdoor Classic (4/16) ... Finished sixteenth in the SUNYAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships 800m in with a time of 2:00.45 (5/6).

Prior to Geneseo: Ran for Bellport High School under head coach, Brian Dalpiaz ... holds the school record in the DMR ... named all-county in the indoor 4x800 in 2014 ... named all-league in cross country and track from 2013 to 2015 ... named all-division cross-country in 2013 and 2014 and in track in 2015 ... won the county championships in 2012 ... team league champion for outdoor in 2013 ... was ranked sixth in his class academically ... named an AP Scholar with Honor in 2014 and 2015.

Personal: Ethan Bellante was born and raised in Brookhaven, N.Y. ... parents are Jeff and Christine Bellante ... has two siblings, Julia and David ... majors in applied mathematics with a minor in physics ... enjoys playing guitar and sports ... Geneseo Dean's List Spring 2015, Spring 2016 ... favorite professional sports team is the New York Yankees and favorite athlete is Derek Jeter ... started competing in track & field during his freshman year of high school to get in shape for baseball and soccer, but ended up finding talent in running ... favorite athletic-related moment was scoring for the team at Indoor Track & Field SUNYAC Championship and winning it all as a team ... best advice he's received is, "Work hard and be tired now so you can reap the benefits later" ... lists his high school coach, Brian Dalpiaz, as having the most influence on his running career because he helped push him to levels he never thought he would ever reach.