Central Connecticut State • Fairleigh Dickinson • Long Island • Monmouth • Mount St. Mary’s Q u i n n i p i a c • R o b e r t M o r r i s • S a c r e d H e a r t • S t . F r a n c i s ( N Y ) • S a i n t F r a n c i s ( PA ) • Wa g n e r
NEC Men’s Outdoor Track & Field (April 10, 2007)
Track Athlete of the Week
Team-By-Team Notes Central Connecticut State finished seventh at the UConn Invitational over the weekend...Sophomore Sean Smith (Norwich, CT/Norwich Free Academy) and freshman Chris Gliha (East Hampton, CT/East Hampton) each had two top-10 finishes, while the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relay teams finished fifth and eighth to lead the Blue Devils...Smith placed seventh in the 100m (11.16) and ninth in the 200m (22.72), while Gliha ran a seventh place effort in the 110m hurdles (15.95) and finished 10th in the long jump(6.27m)...Freshman R.J. Simeone (Farmington, CT/Farmington) (1:57.97) and sophomore Matthew Whalen (Manchester, CT/Manchester) (1:58.56) placed sixth and seventh in the 800 meters, while sophomore Charles Ngetich (Roret, Kenya/Roret Mixed Secondary) posted a sixth place finish in the 5000 meters (16:33.99)...Junior Adam Paquin (Brandofrd, CT/Branford) (long jump) and sophomore Clinton DePaolo (Southington, CT/Southington) (110 hurdles) also had top-10 efforts, while junior Jerry Jean-Louis (West Orange, NJ/West Orange) and senior Perry Cornelio (Newington, CT/Newington) had fourth and sixth place showings in the hammer throw...The men will next compete at the UMass Invitational on Saturday, April 14. Fairleigh Dickinson traveled to Durham, NC for the Duke University Invitational, at Wallace Wade Stadium..NEC Track Athlete of the Week Cortez Adams (Capital Heights, MD/Suitland) paced the Knights with a first-place finish in the 400m with an IC4A-qualifying time of 47.76….NEC Rookie of the Week Samuel Chelanga (Nairobi, Kenya) won the 5,000m with a time of 13:56.00...Junior Eric Sheppard (Garnerville, NY/North Rockland) ran a 15.52 in the 100m hurdles, while classmate Derrick Morton (Suitland, MD/Suitland) notched a 15.44 in the same event…Junior Nicholas Reid (Morristown, NJ/Essex CC) notched a time of 1:56.07 in the 800m, while senior Rudy Urena (Fairview, NJ/Cliffside Park) completed the race in 1:59.68...Junior Xavier McFarlane (Metuchen, NJ/Metuchen) finished the 200m in 22.46…On the first day, Morton ran the 400m hurdles in 55.24, while classmate Sheppard notched a mark of 55.24…The men's 4x400m relay squad netted an IC4A-qualifying mark of 3:17.23....The Knights next head up to conference rival Wagner to compete in the Wagner quad meet on Wednesday, April 11. Long Island took part in the Duke Invitational where freshman Norman Simms (Upper Marlboro, MD/Largo) placed eighth in the 200-meter dash with a mark of 22.20...Senior Micah Nation (Brooklyn, NY/Central Arizona College) finished 14th in the same event with a time of 22.53... Senior De Wayne Jolly (Gaithersburg, MD/ Gaithersburg) placed 13th in the triple jump with a mark of 13.16 meters...The Blackbirds will travel cross boroughs to compete in a quad meet with conference rivals Wagner, St. Francis (NY) and Fairleigh Dickinson - hosted by Wagner on Wednesday, April 11. Monmouth competed at the Sam Howell Invite over the weekend…NEC Field Athlete of the Week Marion Easley (Somerville, NJ/Somerville) took first in the javelin for the second consecutive meet, throwing 209'2"...Three other Hawks placed within the top eight of the event with Bryan Fill (Hasbrook Heights, NJ/Hasbrook Heights) taking fifth (181'5"), Matt Mizerek (Morris Plains, NJ/Parsippany Hills) in sixth (179'1) and Tim Raywood (Trenton, NJ/Nottingham) finished eighth with his throw of 175'2...Monmouth's 4x400 relay team took first in the event, which was comprised of Darrin Chandler (Hackensack, NJ/Paramus Catholic), David Gaines (Freehold, NJ/Colts Neck), Joe Quintano (Manalapan, NJ/Manalapan) and Derrik Keich (Tamaqua, PA/Tamaqua Area). Chandler was also third in the 400m with a time of 50.55... Redshirt freshman Jerome St. Bernard (Markham, Ontario/Michael McGivney) was sixth in the 100m, crossing the finish line in 11.31…Senior Nick Williams (Adamstown, MD/Urbana) finished third in the shot put with at toss of 52'0 ½", while Larry Lundy (Friendsville, PA/ Montrose) claimed seventh place in the same event with a toss of 48' 8 ¼"...Junior Ed Skowronski (Hazlet, NJ/ Raritan) finished sixth in the hammer with a toss of 187'3", and Ryan Connell (Nutley, NJ/St. Peter's Prep) took seventh, throwing 185'4". Lundy was eighth in that event with a throw of 179'1". Connell's toss qualifies him for the NCAA Division I Regional Championships, joining teammate Skowronski who acheived the feat earlier in the season. Easley also qualified for the meet in the javelin…Keich took fourth in the 400m hurdles (57.47), with St. Bernard's time of 22.80 in the 200m placing third... Michale Buccheri (Hazlet, NJ/Raritan) and Matt Losey (Penn Yan, NY/Marcus Whitman) finished in seven-eight in the high jump, clearing 6' 2 ¾" and 6' 0 ¾", respectively…On the first day of competition, Williams finished third in the discus with a throw of 155'8", while Lundy was fifth in the event with a toss of 152'4"...Grad student Craig Segal (Holmdel, NJ/Holmdel) ran 21:14.56 in the 5000m...The team will split up again next week, with some members competing at the University of Virginia Invite while others going to the Bucknell Distance Carnival. Mount St. Mary’s competed at the Colonial Relays hosted by The College of William and Mary. Saturday's events were postponed due to snow...Corey Brown (Smithsburg, MD/Smithsburg) finished third in the long jump on Friday to pace the Mount with a leap of 6.99m ...Other top performances in the strong field included Julian Edwards (Philadelphia, PA/Bishop McDevitt) in the 400m dash (15th), Quenton Beard (Frederick, MD/Frederick) in the 110m hurdles (15th), and Matthew O'Grady (Lancaster, PA/Lancaster Catholic) in the javelin (14th)... Up next, the Mount competes this weekend at the Lou Onesty Invitational in Charlottesville, VA.
Cortez Adams, Fairleigh Dickinson Jr., Capital Heights, MD/Suitland
Adams won the 200m at the Duke Invitational crossing the tape in a IC4A qualifying time of 47.76. The junior now leads the conference in the event. The Capital Heights product also ran a leg on the first place 4x400 m relay quad which also qualified for IC4A’s in 3:17.23.
Field Athlete of the Week Marion Easley, Monmouth So., Somerville, NJ/Somerville
Easley took first in the javelin for the second consecutive meet, with a throw of 209'2". That toss is currently tops the Northeast Conference while ranking sixth in the East and 31st in the nation. He was one of four Monmouth throwers to place in the top eight at the Sam Howell Invitational. His throw qualifies him for the NCAA Regional meet.
Rookie of the Week Samuel Chelanga, Fairleigh Dickinson Fr., Nairobi, Kenya/Bartolimo
Chelanga continued his dominance in the distance events by claiming the individual title in the 5,000m at the Duke Invitational. His time of 13:56.00 currently tops the league by over one minute.
NEC Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 5-6, 2007 Monmouth University West Long Branch, NJ 2006 Men’s Champion: Monmouth
NEC Track Athlete of the Week Mar. 27 Apr. 3 Apr. 10
Central Connecticut State • Fairleigh Dickinson • Long Island • Monmouth • Mount St. Mary’s Q u i n n i p i a c • R o b e r t M o r r i s • S a c r e d H e a r t • S t . F r a n c i s ( N Y ) • S a i n t F r a n c i s ( PA ) • Wa g n e r
NEC Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (April 10, 2007) Team-By-Team Notes Central Connecticut State placed seventh at the UConn Invitational... Senior Ashley Hill (Ontario, Canada/Earl of March) placed third in the 800 m (2:20.38), while both relay teams posted fine showings. The 4 x 100 finished fourth and the 4 x 400 team ran to a sixth place showing. The 4 x 100 finished in 51.80, and the 4 x 400 ran a 4:13.88...Sophomore Sherry Wallace (South Windsor, CT/South Windsor) and freshmen Samantha Binette (Willington, CT/EO Smith), Nora Parsons (Suffield, MA/Suffield) and Mary Stocking (Southbury, CT/Pomper) ran the 4 x 100, while freshman Kim Savino (Simsbury, CT/Simsbury), sophomore Kathleen Lima (Westerly, RI/Westerly), senior Kim Wartschow (Burlington, CT/Messiah College) and Stocking competed in the 4 x 400...Stocking added four points in the 400 meter hurdles, running to a fifth place showing in 1:08.13. Junior Dawn Hudak finished the 3000 meter steeplechase in 13:15.26, placing sixth overall. Junior Robyn Hudak (Monroe, CT/Masuk) (1500 meters) Wartschow (800 meters) also had top10 efforts... The women will run next Saturday, April 14, at the Swanson Invitational hosted by Wesleyan. Fairleigh Dickinson traveled to Durham, NC for the Duke University Invitational, at Wallace Wade Stadium,..On the women's side, sophomore Jessica Sanders (Maplewood, NJ/Columbia) crossed the line in 2:22.05 in the 800m and recorded a time of 1:05.68 in the 400m hurdles.. Sophomore Dara Jones (Glenarden, MD/CH Flowers) posted a mark of 16.36 in the 200m…The Knights next head up to conference rival Wagner to compete in the Wagner quad meet on Wednesday, April 11th. Long Island competed at the Duke Invitational over the weekend as Tavia Burke (St. Catherine, Jamaica/St. Andrews), who took second in the 100-meter hurdles and Aisha Thomas (Jefferson City, MO/Jefferson City), who finished fourth in the 100-meter dash and fifth in the 400-meter dash to headlined the Blackbirds...Burke ran to a time of 14.41 in the 100-meter hurdles while Thomas finished the 100-meter dash at 12.23. Thomas also crossed the line in the 500-meter event at 57.37...Also in the 500-meter dash, teammates Crystal Strachan and Crista Strachan (Grand Bahama, Bahamas/Grand Bahama Catholic) placed ninth (58.14) and 25th (1:00.97), respectively...Burke placed 19th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.98...Senior Shaneqwa Warren (Roselle, NJ/Abraham Clark) finished 14th in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:03.96...Freshman Aniecia Williams (St. Thomas, Virgin Islands) finished 22nd in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:16.64...In the same race, junior Leslie Conley (Baltimore, MD/Robert Morris) placed 27th (2:17.13) and sophomore Denele DeVerteuil (Arima, Trinidad and Tobago) finished 35th (2:20.95)...Sophomore Heather Patton (Bowie MD/CH Flowers) had a strong performance in the field events, taking third in the triple jump with a leap of 11.96 meters. She also placed 19th in the long jump (5.22 meters) and 25th in the high jump (1.55 meters)...Junior Shelby Heggie (Laramie, WY/Laramie) finished 10th in the high jump with a mark of 1.65 meters...The Blackbirds next compete at the Wagner quad meet with neighboring conference rivals in St. Francis (NY), Fairleigh Dickinson and host, Wagner. Monmouth competed at the Sam Howell Invitational last weekend…NEC Track Athlete of the Week Deanna Paulson (Sewell, NJ/Washington Township) finished first in the 100m with a time of 12.59, which she followed up with a winning time of 26.13 in the 200m...Crystal Stein (Stewartstown, PA/Susquehannak) was second in the 200m, crossing the line in 27.54 while Latasha Dickson (Aberdeen, NJ/Matawan) captured the gold in the 400m hurdles with a time of 63.47...Freshman Michelle Losey (Piscataway, NJ/Piscataway) also took home first in the 400m, crossing the line in 57.23...Other top performers in the track events included: Cailin Lyman (Sparta, NJ/Sparta), who was seventh in the 3000m with her time of 10:46.00, and senior Ashley Huffman (South Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville), who came in second in the 100 hurdles with a time of 14.72...Freshmen Brittany Gibbs (Matawan, NJ/Old Bridge) and Jenn Tarsan (Middlesex, NJ/ Middlesex) went four-five in the triple jump, with distances of 36'2 ¼" and 35'4 ½", respectively...Latasha Leake (Wrightstown, N.J./North Burlington) took fifth in the long jump with a leap of 17' 4 ¾". The Hawks took fourth, fifth and eighth in the javelin, with Tiffany Hahn (Avoca, PA/Pittston Area) earning fourth with her throw of 126'2", Rachel Ferdinand (Califon, NJ/Vorhees) was fifth with a toss of 125'5" and Julie Frith's (Folsom, NJ/Manchester) throw of 115'1" was eighth. In the first day of competition, freshman Meredith Malloy (Hamilton, NJ/Hamilton West) set a new Monmouth freshman record in the 10,000m, earning a slot in the ECAC Division I Championships. Malloy's time of 37:37.06 in the event was the third best mark in Monmouth history and placed the freshman fifth overall and fourth among collegiate competitors...The team will split up again next week, with some members competing at the University of Virginia Invite while others going to the Bucknell Distance Carnival. Mount St. Mary’s competed at the Colonail Relays hosted by The College of William and Mary. Saturday's events were postponed due to snow...The Mount’s top performances included Sara Ann Brown (Philadelphia, PA/Archbishop Ryan) finished 15th in the 100m dash on the women's side while Sarah Klemic (Somer’s Point, NJ/Mainland Regional) was 12th in the hammer throw...Up next, the Mount competes this weekend at the Lou Onesty Invitational in Charlottesville, VA. Quinnipiac defeated Iona and Providence to win the Quinnipiac Track Classic today. Using a head-to-head scoring format, Quinnipiac defeated Iona, 67-37, and Providence, 59-43...Susan Ashe (Clifton Park, NY/ Shenendehowa) and Lindsey Pierret (Morristown, NJ/Morristown) each broke the school record in the 10,000m - Ashe won the 10,000m and clocked in at 37:12.81 to break her own school record of 37:21.28 set at last year's New England Championships. Pierret followed in 37:14.81 despite battling through inclement weather conditions. Both individuals qualified for the ECAC Championships as well...Sarah DeFreitas (Vernon, CT/ Rockville) was two seconds shy of the school record (39:23.52) and Sasha Varanka (Amherst, NJ/Souhegan) set a personal record in the event and finished with a time of 39:31.62...Chelsea Bollerman (Little Silver, NJ/Red Bank) won the most competitive race of the day with a 2:23.91 in the 800m...Quinnipiac will compete again on April 14 at the University of Massachusetts.
Track Athlete of the Week Deanna Paulson, Monmouth Sr., Sewell, NJ/Washington Township Paulson battled through unseasonably cold weather and wind to beat out a host of regional opponents and claim two individual titles at the Sam Howell Invite. The South Jersey native won the 100m and 200m events in 12.59 and 26.13, respectively. Both performances crack the conference top-10 in current rankings.
Field Athlete of the Week Alaina Alfano, Wagner So., East Hanover, NJ/Hanover Park Alfano won a pair of events at the NJIT Invitational for the Seahawks over the weekend. She placed first in the long jump with a leap of 5.20m while also winning the 100m hurdles in a time of 16.00. In current conference rankings, the sophomore phenom currently holds the second position in the long jump and the fourth spot in the 100m hurdles.
Rookie of the Week Bonnie Kilis, Sacred Heart Fr., Marlborough, CT/RHAM Kilis led the Pioneers at the UConn Invitational, placing second in the javelin with a program record-breaking heave of 143’3”, a mark set by her older sister last week. The throw qualified the Connecticut native for NCAA regionals, ECAC’s and USA Junior National’s. In addition to her field contributions, Kilis also led off the fourth placing 4 x 400 m relay team.
NEC Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 5-6, 2007 Monmouth University West Long Branch, NJ 2006 Women’s Champion: Long Island
NEC Track Athlete of the Week Mar. 27 Apr. 3 Apr. 10
Aisha Thomas, Long Island Latasha Dickson, Monmouth Deanna Paulson, Monmouth
NEC Field Athlete of the Week Mar. 27 Apr. 3 Apr. 10
Quinnipiac defeated Iona and Providence to win the Quinnipiac Track Classic last week... Using a head-to-head scoring format, Quinnipiac defeated Iona, 82-40, and Providence, 59-54...Robert Rosasco (Southbury, CT/ Pomperaug) won the 10,000m and automatically qualified for the New England Championships stopping the clock at 32:29.85...Senior Patrick Seelig (Meriden, CT/OH Platt) ran a strong 34:22.90 in just his first time competing in the event and placed fourth behind Rosasco, Matt Warren (Niantic, CT/East Lyme) and Terence Moriarty (Rockville, Centre, NY/South Side). ..The Bobcats took the top five places in the 3000m, which was led by Jacob Gurzler (Ballston Lake, NY/Shenendehowa)'s winning time of 8:50.59. He was followed by Mark Driscoll (Milford, MA/Milford) (8:52.15), Greg Brink (9:00.91), Michael Charron (Jewett City, CT/Griswold) (9:28.95) and Rocco Aloe (9:44.41)...Quinnipiac will compete again on Apr. 14 at the University of Massachusetts.
Robert Morris finished third out of eight teams competing at the Marietta College Don Frail Invitational this past weekend in Marietta, Ohio...The Colonials were paced by six first-place finishes from junior Caitlin Liebau (Erie, PA/Seneca), freshman Michelle Crowe (Meadville, PA / Meadville), junior Jordhanna White (West Lawn, PA /Wilson), freshman Erica Schmidt (Pittsburgh, PA/Baldwin), freshman Sara Scott (State College, PA/ State College) and senior Courtney Lenart (Leetsdale, PA/Quaker Valley)...On the track side, Liebau competed in the women’s 800-meter run, finishing in first overall with a time of 2:29.46 while Crowe took home first in the women’s 1500-meter run with a season-best time of 5:10.14. White continued her impressive run in the women’s 100meter hurdles, also finishing with a season-best time of 14.88...In the field events, Schmidt nabbed a first place finish with a height of 9’6.25” in the women’s pole vault. Classmate Scott made her debut in the women’s triple jump with a height of 36’00” for the first place honor. Lenart rounded out the Colonials blowing by the competiton with a seasonRobert Morris captured 111 points to finish in second place out of eight teams competing at the Marietta College best throw of 138’01”...The Colonials host their first meet of the year in the RMU Bennie Benson Invitational on Saturday, April 14 at the RMU Island Sports Center.
Don Frail Invitational in Marietta, Ohio...Junior Aaron Gurskey (Weirton, WV/Weir) highlighted the Colonial performances at meet, finishing in first place in the hammer throw with a distance of 160’11”. Along with the first place in the hammer throw, Gurskey finished seventh in the men’s shot put with a throw of 43’1”...Freshman Tyler Zimmerman (Sugarcreek, OH/ / Garaway) claimed back-to-back second place finishes in the men’s 110-meter hurdles and the men’s 400-meter hurdles with times of 15.32 in the 110 and 56.87 in the 400...Senior Josh Ghaly (Oakdale, PA/ West Allegheny) also nabbed back-to-back second place finishes in the men’s pole vault with a height of 15’00” and in the men’s triple jump with a distance of 41’2.50”...The Colonials host their first meet of the year in the RMU Bennie Benson Invitational on Saturday, April 14 at the RMU Island Sports Center. Sacred Heart competed in the UConn Alumni Invitational and Decathlon over Easter weekend, placing 4th out of nine schools highlighted by two individual wins, and four IC4A qualifiers in the meet... Junior Scott Giordano (Hamden, CT/Notre Dame) showed the way, by recording two IC4A qualifiers and winning one event. First Giordano teamed with classmate Arman Dixon (Beacon, NY/Beacon) for a 1-3 finish in the 100 meter dash. Dixon crossed the line in 10.61, followed by Giordano in third in 10.72. Dixon and Giordano took over the top two spots in the conferencein the event, and both surpassed the IC4A standard of 10.85. Later in the meet Giordano blazed a 21.69 clocking en route to winning the 200 meters. Giordano took over the NEC lead from Dixon, and also topped the IC4A standard of 21.74, for his second IC4A qualifier of the meet...Senior co-captain Evan Lasher (Pleasant Valley, NY/Arlington) recorded Sacred Heart's fourth IC4A qualifier on the day in the shot put, placing 2nd with a seasonal best throw and IC4A qualifying 53' 11 3/4"...Lasher ranks 2nd in the NEC in the shot put, and first in the discus. In other field results, Dixon placed 3rd in the long jump with a 21' 10 1/4" leap, while junior Jared Maher (Norway, ME/Oxford Hills) placed 7th in the triple jump and 8th in the high jump...In the pole vault, junior Ian Straughter (Hackensack, NJ/Hackensack) cleared a season's best of 13' 11 1/4" to place 5th, and freshman Bartosz Smarkucki (Maspeth, NY/Msgr. McClancy Memorial) vaulted 10' 11 3/4" for 8th place. Straughter ranks 3rd in the NEC in the event...On the track, sophomore Luis German (Southampton,NY/ Southampton) place 3rd in the 800 meters with a 1:56.87 clocking, and classmate Joseph Palma (Gladstone, NJ/Bernards) took 4th in the 5000 meters with a personal best of 15:38.34....The Pioneer trio of sophomore David Jones (Charlton, NY/Burnt Hills-Ballston), freshman Ryan Murdoch (Niantic, CT/East Lyme), and sophomore Jared Scata (Lebanon, CT/Lyman Memorial) also placed in the 5000, finishing 5th, 7th and 8th respectively...Senior co-captain Alonzo Meek (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley) placed 5th in his specialty, the 110 meter hurdles, crossing the line in 15.61 seconds, and freshman Jason Soule (South Portland, ME/Phillips Academy-Andover) ran a personal best of 56.85 to place 5th in the 400 meter hurdles...Three athletes competed for Sacred Heart in the decathlon that was conducted as part of the meet on Thursday and Friday, with sophomore Thomas Hyatt (Hopewell Junction, NY/John Jay) placing 3rd (5680 points), followed by freshman Keith Rowe (Taunton, MA/Coyle&Cassidy) in 4th (5557 points), and sophomore Brian Germain (Wallingford, CT/Sheenan) in 5th (5449 points). Rowe clocked a personal best of 15.76 to win the 110 meter hurdles in the decathlon competition, while Hyatt cleared a personal best of 13' 3 1/2" to tie for 1st in the pole vault. Germain won two decathlon events, including the javelin (173' 10"), and the 1500 meters (4:52.30)...Sacred Heart is back in action at a quad meet hosted by Rider.
St. Francis (NY) Matthew Megerdichian (College Point, NY Archbishop Molloy) paced the squad with a fifth place showing in the javelin (54.29m) while senior Matthew Dzwonek (Maspeth, NY McClancy) also finished ninth in the shot put with a throw of (14.22m)..Senior captain Francisco Tapia (Staten Island, NY/Curtis) placed ninth in the 10,000 m (33:48.06)...The Terriers will next compete at conference-foe Wagner for the Wagner quad meet.
Saint Francis (PA) scored 30 points to finish seventh at this weekend's Colonial Relays, which were held at William and Mary. The two-day event was cut to just one day due to a driving snowstorm in the Williamsburg, Va., area. Rutgers took the title with 87 points… Senior James Bush (Baltimore, MD/St. Francis Prep) scored two team points in the 400 when he took seventh with a personal best time of 49.85 seconds… Freshmen Kenyan Hicks (Painted Post, NY/Corning Painted) recorded personal a best in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing fourth in a time of 54.38 seconds…The Flash will be in action this Friday at Bucknell, before traveling to Slippery Rock on Saturday. Wagner took the team title at the NJIT Highlander Invitational...Freshman James Johnston (Middle Island, NY/Longwood) took first in the 800 meter run at 2:02.65, and followed that up with a second place time in the 1500 meter run at 4:15.01...Mouhamed Halwani (Staten Island, NY/Xaverian) took first place in the 5000 meter run at 15:46.20 and freshman Matthew Villane (Monmouth Beach, NJ/Shore) was good for first in the 400 meter hurdles at 57.40...The high jump saw Philip Nelson take first place at 1.72 meters while Dan Mercorelli (North Haledon, NJ/De Paul Catholic) snatched first place in the long jump at 6.10 meters. He was followed closely by Piotr Czech (Keyport, NJ/Keyport) who took third in the long jump at 5.67 meters and then second in the triple jump at 13.28 meters. Czech then completed his day by taking part in the javelin and tossed the aforementioned javelin a distance of 41.70 meters which earned him sixth place...Wagner has a quick turnaround as they are next in action this Wednesday when they host the highly anticipated Wagner Quad Meet with conference teams: St. Francis (NY), Long Island and Fairleigh Dickinson.
Sacred Heart had one athlete compete in the Sam Howell Invitational Friday night distance races at Princeton, while the rest of the squad competed in the UConn Alumni Invitational on Saturday...The women placed 5th out of nine schools...NEC Rookie of the Week Bonnie Kilis (Marlboro, CT/RHAM) and senior tri-captain Kathleen Duffy (Monroe, CT/Masuk) led the way for the Pioneers at UConn. Kilis placed 2nd in the javelin with a personal best of 143' 3" to break the school record her older sister Jamie set just last week of 136' 9". Kilis surpassed the NCAA Regional qualifying standard of 142' 6" with her mark and topped the ECAC (131' 3"), and USA Junior National (131' 3") standards in the event. In addition to her field contributions, Kilis also ran the lead off leg on Sacred Heart's 4th place 4 x 400 meter relay team...Duffy recorded Sacred Heart's lone individual win in the meet, battling blustery conditions to takes gold in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a 11:27.08 clocking. The reigning NEC champion and NEC record holder continues to lead the conference by a wide margin and has automatically qualified for the New England Championships in the event...Freshman Brittany Dexter (Ballston Lake, NY/ Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) placed 3rd in the high jump for Sacred Heart with an ECAC qualifying leap of 5' 7", and also placed 7th in the 100 meter hurdles with a seasonal best clocking of 15.78 seconds...Junior Jamie Kilis (Marlboro, CT/RHAM) placed 6th behind Dexter in the high jump with a 5' 3" clearance, and also took 4th in the shot put (41' 5 1/4"), and 6th in the hammer throw with a personal best of 144' 1"...Junior Lenahndem Tankeng (Yonkers, NY/Sacred Heart HS) placed 3rd in the shot put with a season's best of 41' 11 1/2", and 7th in the hammer with a personal best of 142' 3", while junior tri-captain Marsha Locke (Danbury, CT/ Danbury) placed 7th in the shot put with a 40' 5 1/2" heave. Juniors Christine Yakubec (Greensich, NY/ Greenwich Central) (133' 5") and Sarah Hickman (Amherst, MA/Amherst) (121' 0") each recorded seasonal bests in the discus to place 5th and 8th respectively. Rounding out the scoring for Sacred Heart were sophomore sophomore Sarana Hyatt (St.Albans, NY/St. Francis Prep) , 7th in triple jump, and freshman Kerry Ojeda (Coram, NY/Newfield) , tied for 7th in the pole vault....At Princeton on Friday, sophomore Kathleen Henry (Basking Ridge, NJ/Ridge) ran a fast early season time and outdoor personal best of 17:46.51 in the 5000 meter race, placing 19th in a stacked field of 52 competitors...Sacred Heart is back in action at a quad meet hosted by Rider. St. Francis (NY) competed at the Colonial relays...Senior Reannah Lewis (Brooklyn, NY/South Shore) finished 10th in the 100 m (12.38) and 16th in the 400 m (59.06) while classmate Cristin Mullen (Belle Harbor, NY/Bishop Kearney) finshed the 5,000 m in a time of 18:03.64... Fellow senior Jillian Zita (Maspeth, NY/ Christ the King) placed ninth in the steeple chase (12:16.15) while Megan Lundquist posted the highest Terrier showing with an eight-place heave of 35.22m in the javelin....The Terriers will next compete at conferencefoe Wagner for the Wagner quad meet. Saint Francis (PA) scored 13 points to finish ninth at this weekend's Colonial Relays, which were held at William and Mary. The two-day event was cut to just one day due to a driving snowstorm in the Williamsburg, Va., area. Georgetown took the women's title with 88 points...Senior Erika Jacobs (Toronto, Ontario/West Hill Collegiate) finished second in the women's 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 11.82 seconds...Freshman Anna Hoffman (Enon Valley, PA/Mohawk) finished ninth in the 5000m crossing the tape in a time of 17:40.18...The Flash will be in action this Friday at Bucknell, before traveling to Slippery Rock on Saturday. Wagner claimed the team title at the NJIT Highlander Invitational last weekend...The Seahawks were led by Ashley Wetherhold (Macungie, PA/Emmaus) who took first in the 100 meter dash at 13.03. The 200 meter dash saw Wagner athletes finish third through seventh as Jocelyn Ford (Neptune, NJ/Red Bank Catholic), Wetherhold, Renee Darmstadt (Kingston, NY/John A. Coleman), Jessica Ford (Neptune, NJ/Red Bank Catholic), and Cara Garvey (Marlborough, MA/Marian) rounded out the group with times ranging from Ford's 27.38 to Garvey's 27.87...The 400 meter dash was built Ford tough as the twins took first and second with a time of 1:01.62 for Jessica and a time of 1:01.91 for Jocelyn. Garvey also came through at third place stopping the clocks at 1:02.95...Samantha Snukis (St. Clair, PA/Nativity BVM) won the 800m for two consecutive weeks, ending in a time of 2:28.61...Sophomore Brecken Drager (Loomis, CA/Del Oro) was right behind in second place at 2:30.48....Drager then returned with a first place in the 1500 meter run at 4:57.35 as she was competing only against teammates with the next non-Wagner finisher coming in close to 30 seconds behind. The 5000 meter run saw Ashley Mallen (Staten Island, NY/St. John Villa) cruise to victory at 19:30.30, while the 100 meter hurdles went to the NEC Field Athlete of the Week Alaina Alfano (East Hanover, NJ/Hanover Park) at 16.00...Snukis was back in action in the 400 hurdles taking first place at 1:07.50 while Noemie Wilson (Windsor, CO/Windsor) was not far behind in second place at 1:09.00. Alfano came back for more in the long jump picking up first place at 5.20 meters while reigning NEC rookie of the week Amanda Gland (Woodbury, CT/Nonnewaug) took second place at 4.84 meters. Gland then took first in the triple jump with a leap of 9.99 meters which was just shy of 10 meters...In the events that involved tossing metal objects, Ashley Simon (King of Prussia, PA/Upper Merion Area) was good for second in the shotput at 11.65 meters, while Gwendolyn Moore (Teaneck, NJ/ Teaneck) launched the javelin a distance of 35.13 meters which earned her a first place...Wagner has a quick turnaround as they are next in action this Wednesday when they host the highly anticipated Wagner Quad Meet starting at 4pm.
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