Apr 15, 2019
CORTLAND N.Y. - The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) selects two Cortland Athletes for its weekly Men's Track and Field awards. Sophomore Richard Samuels (Wallkill, N.Y.) is named Track Athlete of the Week while junior Zach Kashmer (Chili, N.Y.) is named Field Athlete of the Week.
Samuels finished 11th out of 124 competitors, and was the top Division III finisher, in the 800-meter run at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic. His time of 1:52.89 currently ranks fourth nationally in Division III and is first in the All-Atlantic Region Track and Field Conference.
Kashmer finished third overall and was first among Division III competitors in the decathlon at the Kutztown University Mondschein Multi. His career-best score of 6,313 points currently ranks third nationally in Division III and second in the All-Atlantic Region Track and Field Conference. Kashmer eclipsed the 700-point mark in four events (100-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles, high jump), with his 110 hurdles time of 15.76 seconds an AARTFC qualifying standard.