BRONX, NY - The Rutgers University men's track and field team accumulated 76 points to finish fourth at the Fordham Invitational on Friday, Jan. 6, in the Bronx, NY.
Rider won the 14-team meet with 97 points, followed by Seton Hall in second with 91 and Southern Connecticut State in third with 87.
The Scarlet Knights recorded a total of three first-place finishes with junior Joe Porter (Franklin, NJ) taking first place in the 60m dash with a time of 6.82, while senior Ryan Westman (Bala Cynwyd, PA) won 400m run in 48.29 and freshman Brian Duggan (Staten Island, NY) earned top honors in the pole vault, clearing a height of 16' ¾”.
Other top performances for RU included senior Rowan Clarke (Teaneck, NJ), who took third in the triple jump with a leap of 46' 10 ¾”. Junior Bill Hulbert (North Tonawanda, NY) finished fourth in the mile run (4:16.25), sophomore Jamie Stanley (Basking Ridge, NJ) was fourth in the pole vault (14' 3¼”) and freshman Kyle Grady (East Brunswick, NJ) took fourth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.57.
Senior Kevin Chan (Wilton, CT) placed fifth in the long jump with a leap of 22' 3”, while sophomore Jamal Ames (Vineland, NJ) took fifth in the high jump, clearing a height of 6' 3 ¼”.
The Scarlet Knights will return to action on Sunday, Jan. 15, for the Princeton Relays.