PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Rutgers women’s track and field team opened up the outdoor season at the Quaker Invitational, a non-scoring meet, at Franklin Field on the campus of Penn on March 20.
Sophomore Jacqueline Todd (Willingboro, NJ) had an outstanding meet, finishing first in both the 200 meters (25.08) and the 400 meters (58.27). Ariel Brockman (Marlton, NJ) continued her impressive freshman campaign with second-place finishes in the 100 meters (12.39) and the 200 meters (25.25).
The Scarlet Knights had a great deal of success in the field. Senior Helena Lamothe (Ridgewood, NJ) led the way with a first-place finish in the long jump (5.42m). RU went 2-3 in the shot put and the discus. Freshman Amanda Jacobs (Thompson, ND) took second (39.06) in the discus and junior La-krisha Howard (Plainfield, NJ) took third (37.61). Senior Candice Schultz (Beachwood, NJ) was second in the hammer throw (42.21) and third in the shot put (12.62), while senior teammate Kiara Adams (Westminster, MD) took second (12.78) in the shot put.
“It was a good season opener and I think we did a very nice job,” head coach Roberta Anthes said. “We’re just trying to get everyone adjusted to being outside after the indoor season.”
The women’s team will join the men’s team to compete at the Monmouth Invitational on Saturday, March 27.