BRONX, NY - The Rutgers men’s track and field team won its second-straight Metropolitan Championship Saturday at Armory Track in Bronx, NY. The team has two NCAA qualifiers in Anthony Butler (Pittsgrove, NJ) in the high jump (7.1) and Marquis Allen (Mays Landing, NJ) in the long jump (7.66m). Allen broke a 15-year old record." />
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Rutgers Captures Second-Straight Metropolitan Indoor Championship
  • Posted on February 01, 2003 12:00:00 AM
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  • BRONX, NY - The Rutgers men’s track and field team won its second-straight Metropolitan Championship Saturday at Armory Track in Bronx, NY. The team has two NCAA qualifiers in Anthony Butler (Pittsgrove, NJ) in the high jump (7.1) and Marquis Allen (Mays Landing, NJ) in the long jump (7.66m). Allen broke a 15-year old record.

    Brian Stanziano (Barnegat, NJ) took second in the mile with a time of 4:12.99, qualifying for both IC4A and BIG EAST competition. The 4x400 meter team of Anthony Gallo (Wall, NJ), Lou Tomlinson (Willingboro, NJ), Harran Williams (Delran, NJ) and Ryan Westman (Bala Cynwd, NJ) ran in 3:14.34, the fastest time since 1984.

    Westman won the 500 with a time of 1:02.02, replacing a 20-year old school record. Williams finished the event with a time of 1:03.45 for fifth place.

    Lloyd Nolan (Bronx, NY) won the pole vault competition with a mark of 15’1”. David Klics (Lincoln Park, NJ) won the 60-hurdles for the second year in a row with a mark of 8.17. The 4x800 team of Chris Perez (Ridgewood, NJ), Carlos Iglesia (New Brunswick, NJ), Xavier Mendez (Portage, Indiana) and Mike Redden (South Orange, NJ), in a time of 7:47.88 for third place.

    The distance medley team of Stanziano, Matt Lunemann (Hillsborough, NJ), Gary Peters (Bronx, NY) and Tim Paule (Matawan, NJ) qualified for both IC4A and BIG EAST with a time of 10:19:49.

    Trevor O’Grady (Wood Ridge, NJ) took second place in the pentathlon with 3,601 points, qualifying for IC4A competition. Greg Ostrowicki (Howell, NJ) finished in third place, Kevin Campbell (Mt. Laurel, NJ) finished in fifth place, Klics placed sixth and Chris Stadler (Manasquan, NJ) finished seventh.

    There were two vast improvements resulting in personal bests in the triple jump. Rowan Clarke (Teaneck, NJ) jumped 46’9 ½” and Peters had a mark of 46’8”.

    “This is a tremendous team win for us,” said head coach Mike Mulqueen. “We have a young team, so this promises great things for the future.”

    The Scarlet Knights will next compete at the Millrose Games in New York City on Feb. 7.

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