CARSON, CA – Seniors Shameka Marshall (Mizpah, NJ) and Sam Segond (East Stroudsburg, PA), the 2005 Mondo Mid-Atlantic District Athletes of the Year, competed at the 2005 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.
Marshall placed sixth out of 21 participants, registering a mark of 21’ in the finals of the women’s long jump on Friday, June 24.
Marshall, 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), advanced to the finals of the long jump at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
The All-American recorded a leap of 19’ 10¼”, finishing in 11th place among 24 participants.
Segond finished in 12th place out a field of 18 competitors, recording a throw of 184’ in the finals of the men’s discus competition on Thursday, June 23.
Segond, the school record-holder in both the shot put and discus, capped his stellar outdoor campaign, earning his third All-America honors at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Segond finished sixth in championship round of the men’s discus competition, posting a mark of 188’ 5”.
Segond helped lead Rutgers to one of its most storied seasons in program history, as the Scarlet Knights won their first-ever BIG EAST and IC4A Outdoor Championships. Segond 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”).