SYRACUSE, NY - After five events of the 2004 BIG EAST Track and Field Championships at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY, the Rutgers men’s track and field team is in seventh place with 13 points. Connecticut leads the men’s championship with 50 points.
The top finisher for the men was sophomore Marquis Allen (Mays Landing, NJ), who took second in the long jump with a leap of 7.17 meters. Sophomore Kevin Chan (Wilton, NJ) also scored in the event with a sixth-place finish (6.91m). Junior Sam Segond (East Stroudsburg, PA), who is competing in the 35-pound weight throw this season for the first time, finished eighth in the event with a throw of 16.05 meters.
The team also received a point for the eighth-place finish (10:29.14) of the distance medley relay team of seniors Brian Stanziano (Barnegat, NJ) and Xavier Mendez (Portage, IN) and freshmen Bill Hulbert (North Tonawanda, NY) and Neil Ambrus (Shamong, NJ). After day one of the heptathlon, juniors David Klics (Lincoln Park, NJ) and Greg Ostrowicki (Howell, NJ) are in second (2,934) and third place (2,782), respectively, heading into tomorrow’s final events.
The meet will conclude tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 22. RU will look to freshman Rob Waters (Bellmawr, NJ) and sophomore Marcel Coleman (Harrisburg, PA) to score in the finals of the 200 meters after strong performances in the today’s preliminaries. Other Scarlet Knights who moved into tomorrow’s finals include sophomore Ryan Westman (Bala Cynwyd, PA) in the 500 meters and sophomore Tom Morley (Haddon Township, NJ) and junior Mike Redden (South Orange, NJ) in the 800 meters. RESULTS
Men’s Standings (through five events)
1. Connecticut 50
2. Notre Dame 37
3. Georgetown 20
4. Virginia Tech 19
5. Miami 16
6. Providence 14
7. Rutgers 13
8. Pittsburgh 10
10. Syracuse 4
11. Boston College 2