Men's DMR National Championship Leads Geneseo At NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A national championship in the men's distance medley relay highlighted SUNY Geneseo's showing at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships, hosted at the Birmingham (Ala.) Crossplex. 

Juniors Luke Holtzman, Zachery Hannahoe, Gillan Faulkner and senior Isaac Garcia-Cassani bested the DMR field with a time of 9:56.63, improving upon the same quartet's second-place finish a season ago. Now a three-time national champion after winning the indoor mile and the outdoor 1,500 in 2017, Garcia-Cassani earned his 12th-career All-America honor with a runner-up finish in the 3,000 (8:18.19) on Saturday. 

On the women's side, junior Erin MacDougall finished third in the 60-meter hurdles with an 8.84 clocking in Saturday's final after posting an 8.83 in Friday's prelims. She then led off the Knights' sixth-place 4x400 relay (3:53.12), teaming with senior Lauren Bamford, junior Shayna Held and senior Camille Wutz

Wutz also placed fourth in the long jump (5.67m/18' 7.25") on Friday to land her second All-America citation in the event to go along with a sixth-place effort in 2016.

Held claimed an All-American seventh-place finish in the pentathlon on Friday, totaling 3,435 points on the day. It was her second All-American finish after placing fifth in the outdoor heptathlon last spring.

The Geneseo men finished in a tie for ninth place in the team standings while the women ended in a tie for 14th.

NCAA DIVISION III INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

Women's Pole Vault - FINAL
T11. Laura Piazza 3.70m (12' 1.5)

Women's 60 Hurdles - PRELIMS
5. Erin MacDougall 8.83 (advances to finals)

Women's Long Jump - FINAL
4. Camille Wutz 5.67m (18' 7.25") - ALL-AMERICAN

PENTATHLON - FINAL
7. Shayna Held 3,435 points - ALL-AMERICAN
60 Hurdles - 8.80 (952 pts)
High Jump - 1.53m (5' 0.25") (655 pts)
Shot Put - 10.05m (32' 11.75") (533 pts)
Long Jump - 5.27m (17' 3.5") (634 pts)
800 - 2:32.6 (661 pts)

16. Maddie Hammer 2,930 points
60 Hurdles - 9.67 (775 pts)
High Jump - 1.41m (4' 7.5") (523 pts)
Shot Put - 10.03m (32' 11") (531 pts)
Long Jump - 4.63m (15- 2.25") (461 pts)
800 - 2:34.31 (640 pts)

Women's 5,000 - FINAL
10. Kristen Homeyer 17:13.75 

Men's 4x400 Relay - PRELIMS
Dylan Switzer, Lukas D'Alfonso, Chris WalterRyan Dwyer - DNF

Women's 4x400 Relay - PRELIMS
8. Erin MacDougall, Lauren Bamford, Laura Zopf, Camille Wutz - 3:54.65 (advances to finals)

Men's Distance Medley Relay - FINAL
1. Luke Holtzman, Zachery Hannahoe, Gillan Faulkner, Isaac Garcia-Cassani 9:56.63 NATIONAL CHAMPION

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

Women's 60 Hurdles FINAL
3. Erin MacDougall 8.84 - ALL-AMERICAN

Men's 3,000 FINALS
2. Isaac Garcia-Cassani 8:18.19 ALL-AMERICAN

Women's 4x400 Relay - FINAL
6. Erin MacDougall, Lauren BamfordShayna Held, Camille Wutz 3:53.12 ALL-AMERICAN

HEPTATHLON - FINAL
12. Jacob Converse 4,684 pts
60 Dash - 7.40 (745 pts)
Long Jump - 6.25m (20' 6.25") (641 pts)
Shot Put - 11.30m (37' 1") (564 pts)
High Jump - 1.78m (5' 10") (610 pts)
60 Hurdles - 8.71 (811 pts)
Pole Vault - 3.70m (12' 1.5") (535 pts)
1,000 - 2:48.82 (778 pts)