BRONX, NY - The Rutgers men’s track and field team took second at the 62nd Metropolitan Championship which took place at the New York Armory in the Bronx on Sunday, Feb. 8. The Scarlet Knights finished with 133.5 points, 9.5 points behind Manhattan. Seton Hall and Columbia finished in a tie for third.
Freshman Rob Waters (Bellmawr, NJ) led the way for the Scarlet Knights with a victory in the 60-meter dash (6.93) and a fourth-place finish in the 200 meters (21.77). Sophomore Ryan Westman (Bala Cynwyd, PA) won the 500 meters (1:02.55), while junior David Klics (Lincoln Park, NJ) took second in the 60-meter hurdles (8.13) and senior Harran Williams (Delran, NJ) registered a fourth-place finish in the 400 meters (49.21). Sophomore Tom Morley (Haddon Township, NJ) clocked in with a 1:53.97 in the 800 meters which was good for fifth place. Senior Steve Slaby (Manilus, NY) scored valuable points with a third-place finish in the 5000 meters (15:00.53).
In the field, second-place efforts were turned in by juniors Sam Segond (East Stroudsburg, PA) in the shot put (16.33m) and Anthony Butler (Pittsgove, NJ) in the high jump (2.06m). Sophomore Marquis Allen (Mays Landing, NJ) took fourth in the long jump (6.98m), while fellow sophomore Gary Peters (Bronx, NY) took fifth in the triple jump (14.65m).
Rutgers will return to action on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14, at the Armory Invitational in the Bronx.