COLLEGE PARK, MD - Despite sending only a small number of competitors, the Rutgers men’s track and field team registered seven first-place finishes at the Terrapin Invitational, a non-scoring meet, at the University of Maryland on April 3.
Freshman Rob Waters (Bellmawr, NJ) won the 100-meter dash in 10.75 and took fourth (21.94) in the 200-meter dash. Sophomore Marcel Coleman (Harrisburg, PA) followed Waters in second place (10.78) in the 100, while junior David Klics (Lincoln Park, NJ) and sophomore Ryan Westman (Bala Cynwyd, PA) took sixth (22.12) and seventh (22.13), respectively, in the 200.
Westman and Klics had success in other events as well, with Westman finishing first (48.10) in the 400 meters and Klics taking first in the 110-meter hurdles (14.07) with an NCAA Regional qualifying time. In the relays, the team of Coleman, Waters, sophomore Marquis Allen (Mays Landing, NJ) and freshman Joe Porter (Franklin, NJ) won the 4x100 in 41.50.
The Scarlet Knights had three first-place finishes in the field as well. Allen won the long jump with an NCAA Regional qualifying leap of 7.40 meters and junior Anthony Butler (Pittsgrove, NJ) also reached an NCAA Regional mark (2.10m) with his victory in the high jump. Sophomore Gary Peters (Bronx, NY) also registered a first-place finish with his win (14.40m) in the triple jump.
The team will next compete at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, MD, on Saturday, April 10.