PISCATAWAY, NJ – The United States Track Coaches Association announced that a pair of Rutgers University seniors, Sam Segond (East Stroudsburg, PA) and Shameka Marshall (Mispah, NJ), have been named the Mondo Mid-Atlantic Region Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Year. Mondo, USA is the world's largest supplier of track & field surfaces.
The two-time All-American was named the 2005 BIG EAST Most Outstanding Field Performer after an awe-inspiring performance, in which he established two meet and school records in both the discus (199’ 2”) and shot put (61’ 8½”). Segond captured his fourth BIG EAST title in the discus and first in the shot put.
Marshall, one of the program’s most decorated and accomplished athletes, has been a pillar of success for the Scarlet Knights this season. The school record-holder in seven events (60m dash, 60m hurdles 100m hurdles, indoor/outdoor long jump, and member of record holding 4x100 and 4x200m relay teams), Marshall elevated her status as one of the nations premier track and field athletes after earning All-America honors in the indoor long jump at the 2005 NCAA Championships on March 11.
Marshall concluded an incredible outdoor season with victories in both the long jump and 100 meter hurdles at the 2005 BIG EAST and ECAC Outdoor Championships.
Segond and Marshall were each named the Most Valuable Players of their respective teams, at the annual Scarlet Knights Award Banquet on May 16.
Sixteen members (eight men and eight women) of the Rutgers University men’s and women's track and field teams will compete at the NCAA East Region Championships on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 in Randall’s Island, NY.