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Lefort, Fuller, Ficarro, Keller are headed to NCAA Nationals
Monday, March 04, 2013

Fredonia State senior Spencer Lefort (Java Center/Pioneer) won the ECAC Division III men's heptathlon Saturday with a school record, SUNYAC record, and ECAC record score. Lefort had 4,946 points in the seven events, and improvement of his record by nearly 600 points. He established personal-best in five of the events, including all three on Saturday. His ECAC-winning score is No. 3 on the NCAA D-III list compiled before this weekend's meets. The NCAA meet is next week, March 8-9, at Naperville, Ill.

Six-time All-American Sarah Ficarro (Owego/Owego) will be making her fourth and final NCAA appearance while junior Ashley Keller (Lockport/Lockport) will be making her first appearance later this month at Shenandoah, Texas. Both women punched their NCAA tickets Friday by finishing second and third, respectively, in the women's 3-meter competition at Ithaca College. Ficarro posted an 11-dive score of 532.10 points while Keller scored 504 points.

Joining them will be Fredonia State senior Ryan Fuller (Endicott/Union-Endicott), who earned his first trip to the NCAA Division III championship meet by finishing second Friday in men's 1-meter springboard diving at Ithaca College. Fuller had an 11-dive score of 528.90 points -- breaking his own school record in the event -- to earn one of the two NCAA berths awarded at the meet.

Read more about all of these outstanding Blue Devil accomplishments at www.fredoniabluedevils.com.

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