PRINCETON, NJ – The Rutgers women’s and men’s track and field teams complete competition at the Princeton Relays on Saturday, Jan. 22. The Scarlet Knight women finished just behind Princeton (153) with 138 points and Morgan State took third with 125. For the men, RU finished in fourth place with 60 points, while Princeton won the event with 215 points, Monmouth took second (112.50) and Morgan State finished third (104.50).
The Scarlet Knights received several first place finishes, including junior Jacqueline Todd (Willingboro, NJ) in the 300m event, clocking a school record time of 39.75. Todd held the previous record of 40.87. Julie Delimon (Stanhope, NJ) won the mile run in a time of 5:08.45, followed by freshman Alexis Gray (Toms River, NJ) in second place (5:08.72). Sophomore Natasha Norville (Somerset, NJ) took first in the 600m with a time of 1:35.39 and senior Dominique Sanon (Lawrenceville, NJ) won the 800m in 2:22.20.
In the field events, junior Cycerli Ash (Beach Lake, PA) won the shot put with a toss of 45’3”, followed by senior Claire Inskeep (Sayreville, NJ) in second with a toss of 39’ ½”. Ash also took first in the 20-pound weight throw with a personal-best throw of 57’3”. Junior Kahimah Liverman (Paterson, NJ) finished first in the triple jump with a personal-best leap of 39’9 ¼”.
On the men’s side, Rutgers held out many of its competitors. Senior Sam Segond (East Stroudsburg, PA) won the shot put with a throw of 57’9 ¾”, followed by sophomore Paul Applegate (Beachwood, NJ) in third place (48’ 2 ½”). Senior David Klics (Lincoln Park, NJ) took second place in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.22, while sophomore Daryl Black (Voorhees, NJ) placed third in the high jump at 6’4 ¾”. Senior Dustin Runkle (Fort Wayne, IN) finished third in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 14’ 7 ¼”. Freshman Val Sisti (Lincoln Park, NJ) and junior Kevin Chan (Wilton, CT) finished third and fourth in the long jump, respectively. Sisti had a leap of 21’5 ¼”, while Chan jumped 21’4 ¼”.
Both the women’s and men’s teams will return to action on Sunday, Jan. 30, in the Bronx, NY for the Metropolitan Championships.