BOSTON, MA - After the completion of four events at the 83rd IC4A Indoor Track and Field Championship at the Boston University Track and Field Pavilion in Boston, MA, on March 6, the Rutgers men’s track and field team is tied for 22nd place with 15 events to be completed tomorrow. Manhattan is in first with 31 points.
Rutgers scored its only point of the day from the eighth-place finish of sophomore Marquis Allen (Mays Landing, NJ) in the long jump (7.14m). The top finisher in the preliminaries was junior David Klics (Lincoln Park, NJ), who took second (7.43) in the 55-meter hurdles. Klics is in fourth place (2,695 points) after day one of the heptathlon, while junior Greg Ostrowicki (Howell, NJ) is right behind in fifth (2,680).
Defending champion Ryan Westman (Bala Cynwyd, PA) took fourth in the preliminaries of the 500 meters (1:03.23). Sophomore Marcel Coleman (Harrisburg, PA) and freshman Rob Waters (Bellmawr, NJ) competed in the trials of the 55-meter dash and the 200 meters, with Coleman taking 11th in both events (6.49 and 21.71) and Waters taking 13th in the 55 (5.52) and 14th in the 200 (21.73).
The 4x800 team of seniors Brian Stanziano (Barnegat, NJ) and Xavier Mendez (Portage, IN), junior Mike Redden (South Orange, NJ) and sophomore Tom Morley (Haddon Township, NJ) took third (7:37.01) in the preliminaries. Senior Dustin Runkle (Fort Wayne, IN) narrowly missed scoring for the Scarlet Knights with a ninth-place finish in the pole vault (4.80m).
Rutgers returns to the track tomorrow, Sunday, March 7, for the final day of the championship.