SYRACUSE, NY – The Rutgers men’s track and field team currently sits in second place, following the first day of competition at the 2005 BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY.
The Scarlet Knights scored 37.50 points, behind Notre Dame in first place with 57.50 points and ahead of Pittsburgh in third (35).
Rutgers had several athletes advance to the finals, including junior Trevor O’Grady (Wood Ridge, NJ) (3076 points), sophomore Adam Golembeski (Torrington, CT) (2872 pts.) and senior Greg Ostrowicki (Howell, NJ) (2779 pts.), who presently hold the top three spots in the men’s heptathlon. Sophomores Rob Waters (Bellmawr, NJ) and Joe Porter (Franklin Park, NJ) recorded IC4A qualifying times in the 200m to also advance to the finals. Waters crossed the finish line at 21.84, followed by Porter at 21.85.
Senior Luis Tomlinson (Willingboro, NJ) qualified in the 400m, clocking a time of 50.08 and in the 500m, junior Ryan Westman (Bala Cynwyd, PA) posted an IC4A qualifying time of 1:03.73. Also advancing in their respective events were seniors Mike Redden (South Orange, NJ) (1:54.97) in the 800m and David Klics (Lincoln Park, NJ) (IC4A-8.20) in the 60m hurdles and junior Tom Morley (Westmont, NJ) (IC4A-2:27.96) in the 1000m.
RU received points from senior Sam Segond (East Stroudsburg, PA), who won the 35-pound weight throw with an IC4A qualifying distance of 62’3” and freshman Val Sisti (Lincoln Park, NJ) took third in the long jump, leaping 21’11”. Senior Dustin Runkle (Fort Wayne, IN) finish third (14’9”) in the pole vault, while the distance medley team of Westman, Morley, sophomore Bill Hulbert (North Tonawanda, NY) and junior Ambar Patel (Lake Hiawatha, NJ) placed fifth with an IC4A qualifying time of 10:07.77 to score points for Rutgers.
The Scarlet Knights return to action on Sunday, Feb. 20, for the final day of competition.
Men’s Standings (After Day One)
1. Notre Dame 57.50
2. Rutgers 37.50
3. Pittsburgh 35
4. Georgetown 32
5. Villanova 11
6. Providence College 10
7. Boston College 6
8. Syracuse 3
9. Connecticut 2