PRINCETON, NJ – The Rutgers University men’s track and field team competed in a quad meet, which included Villanova, the University of Pennsylvania and host Princeton on Saturday, April 16 at Weaver Track and Field Stadium.
Rutgers received strong performances from many of its competitors, including junior Marcel Coleman (Harrisburg, PA) and senior David Klics (Lincoln Park, NJ). Coleman took second in the 100m dash, clocking a time of 10.67, while Klics finished second in the 200m dash with an IC4A qualifying time of 21.48. Coleman also qualified for the IC4A meet with a third place finish in the 200, clocking a time of 21.57. Klics also put forth an outstanding effort in the 110m hurdles, winning the event in 14.15, an NCAA regional qualifying mark.
Coleman and Klics also competed on the winning 4x100m relay team with sophomore Rob Waters (Bellmawr, NJ) and junior Adam Golembeski (Torrington, CT). The 4x100 team posted an IC4A qualifying time of 41.79, while sophomore Neil Ambrus (Shamong, NJ) won the 400m hurdles in 54.69.
In the field events, junior Gary Peters (Bronx, NY) took first in the triple jump with an IC4A qualifying mark of 47’ and in the shot put, the Scarlet Knights secured a 1-2-3 sweep with senior Sam Segond (East Stroudsburg) taking first (59’ 10¼”), followed by sophomore Paul Applegate (Beachwood, NJ) in second (48’ 7½”) and junior Trevor O’Grady (Wood Ridge, NJ) in third (44’ 6¼”).
Rutgers will next compete at the Penn Relays from Thursday, April 28, to Saturday, April 30, at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, PA.