Checking in: Brown flourishing at Rutgers

Catching up with former Section II stars
Amsterdam's Izaiah Brown is starring at Rutgers.
Amsterdam's Izaiah Brown is starring at Rutgers.

Izaiah Brown (Amsterdam), a senior on the Rutgers track and field team, recently won the 100 meters at the 2019 Metropolitan Championships with a time of 10.49.

Brown holds six school records, including for the 1,600-meter relay, an event in which he has been named a second-team All-American for in 2016 and 2018.

In the Florida Relays on March 29, Brown set a personal record by finishing the 200 meters in 20.68 seconds. Brown and the rest of the 1,600-meter relay also broke the school record by finishing with a time of 3:04.27 the following day.

The previous week, Brown took first place in the 200 (20.81) and 400 (45.92) at the USF Bulls Invite.

Last outdoor season, Brown earned second-team All-American when he and the 1,600-meter relay team finished in 3:06.30 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, which was 11th in the country. At the Penn Relays, Brown helped the team set a then-school record by finishing the 1,600-meter relay in 3:04.67.

In 2017, he won the 400 at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a time of 45.72, a season-best; and won both the 200 meters and 400 meters at the Outdoor Metropolitan championships while helping the 400-meter and 1,600-meter relay teams to wins.

At the Colonial Relays in 2017, Brown won the 400 and ran legs on the winning 400 and 1,600 relays. As a freshman, he helped the team advance to the 1,600 relay final for the first time in school history, finishing in 3:09.77, while also helping the 400 relay finish in 41.33 seconds to capture a first-place finish at the Metropolitan Outdoor Championships.

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Aidan Tooker (Saratoga Springs), a junior on the Syracuse track and field team, recently set a personal record at the Stanford Invitational, finishing the 5K in 13:48.55, good for sixth place.

Last season, he set a personal record in the 3,000 steeplechase at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships when he finished fourth in 8:35.41. Tooker also finished second in that event at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a time of 8:48.63, and set a new personal record and finished second in the 1,500 at the Bison Outdoor Classic.

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Stephen Rehfuss (Shaker), a junior on the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team, has 16 goals and 16 assists this season for the Orange. He recently scored the 100th point of his college career.

Rehfuss, who started all 15 games as an attacker last season, had 20 goals and 28 assists to lead the team with 48 total points. As a freshman, he appeared in 15 games and scored 25 total points on 12 goals and 13 assists, which included a three-goal game against Binghamton in the season opener.

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Isabelle DeChairo (Cohoes), a sophomore on the Siena softball team, has started all 24 games she has played in this season, and is hitting .377, with 23 hits, through last weekend.

With six extra-base hits on the season, including three home runs, and 17 RBIs, DeChairo has amassed a .574 slugging percentage.

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Lucas Quinn (Niskayuna) a sophomore on the Syracuse men’s Lacrosse team, has played in seven games this season, scoring a goal and an assist against Navy on April 20.

Last season, Quinn appeared in 11 games, recording two goals and two assists, while collecting five ground balls, including two against Rutgers. Quinn was a two-time US Lacrosse All-American, and was named team MVP in 2016 and 2017 for Niskayuna. He finished his high school career with 342 points on 199 goals and 143 assists for the New York State championship-winning team in 2015.

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Alana Carroll (Averill Park), a freshman on the Harvard women’s track and field team, set a school record in the pole vault with her mark of 4.01 meters (13 feet, 1 3/4 inches).

Carroll not only broke the Harvard record at the event, but she became the first woman in school history to break 4 meters in the pole vault. As a high school senior, she won at the national level at the New Balance Games in Greensboro, N.C., setting a personal record of 13-6 1/4.

“Checking In” is a weekly feature that provides updates on how former Section II athletes are performing at the college level. Contact [email protected] to share information on local athletes.

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