PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Rutgers men’s track and field team split its squad on April 10 and sent a portion of the team to Charlottesville, VA, for the Lou Onesty/Milton Abramson Invitational, while other members of the team traveled to Annapolis, MD, for a meet with Navy, La Salle and Colgate.
At the meet in Virginia, the 4x100 team of junior David Klics (Lincoln Park, NJ), sophomore Marcel Coleman (Harrisburg, PA), freshman Rob Waters (Bellmawr, NJ) and freshman Joe Porter (Franklin, NJ) took first place and broke a 22-year-old school record with its winning time of 40.66 and, in the process, qualified for the NCAA Regionals. Junior Anthony Butler (Pittsgrove, NJ) broke his own record in the high jump, which he set last season, with a jump of 2.17 meters. His mark was also good enough to qualify for the NCAA Regionals.
Klics took first (14.39) in the 110-meter hurdles. In the 100-meter dash, Coleman finished third (10.95), while Waters took ninth (11.07). Waters took second (21.70) in the 200-meter dash and freshman Porter finished fifth (21.85).
Sophomore Marquis Allen (Mays Landing, NJ) finished third in the long jump (6.91m) and sophomores Rowan Clarke (Teaneck, NJ) and Gary Peters (Bronx, NY) took third (14.60m) and fourth (14.15m), respectively, in the triple jump. Despite sending only a few competitors to the meet, the Scarlet Knights still finished second to host UVA.
In Annapolis, junior All-American Sam Segond (East Stroudsburg, PA) won the shot put for the third consecutive meet this spring, taking first with a throw of 17.15 meters. Freshman Paul Applegate (Beachwood, NJ) finished third (15.06m) and qualified for the BIG EAST Championship. The two also competed in the discus, with Segond finishing second (52.03m) and Applegate taking third (41.89m). Senior Brian Stanziano (Barnegat, NJ) also registered a first-place finish (3:54.12) and qualified for the conference meet in the 1500 meters.
Junior Brian Lee (Mt. Laurel, NJ) finished second (60.19m) in the javelin, while junior Greg Ostrowicki (Howell, NJ) also registered a second-place finish with his 6.66 meter leap in the high jump.
The men’s team will return to action on Saturday, April 17, at the Metropolitan Championship in Jamaica, NY.