PRINCETON, NJ - The Rutgers men's track and field team split its squad, sending several athletes to compete at the Penn State Relays on Jan. 14, while the remaining multi-eventers and throwers participated in the Princeton Relays on Jan. 14-15.
At the Penn State Relays, senior Marquis Allen (Mays Landing, NJ) won the long jump competition with a leap of 23' 2 ¾” and the distance medley team consisting of senior Olagide Araromi (Orange, NJ) and juniors Neil Ambrus (Shamong, NJ), Jerry Boucicaut (Paterson, NJ) and Bill Hulbert (North Tonawanda, NY) recorded a second place finish with a time of 10:07.31. Also posting a second-place mark was freshman Brian Duggan (Staten Island, NY), who was the runner-up in the pole vault, as he cleared a mark of 15' 3".
At the Princeton Relays, Rutgers claimed eight finishes in the top three, including five first-place marks. Junior Joe Porter (Franklin, NJ) took first in the 60m dash in 6.84, while senior Marcel Coleman (Harrisburg, PA) won the 400m run in 50.20 and Ryan Westman (Bala Cynwyd, PA) took first in the 600m in 1:21.38.
Other first-place finishes included the 4x400 meter relay team, which won its event in 3:17.13 and senior Sam Segond (East Stroudsburg, PA), who took first in the shot put with a toss of 55’11 ¾”.
Sophomore Jamie Stanley (Basking Ridge, NJ) finished second in the pole vault and first among collegiate athletes, as he cleared a mark of 14’3 ¼”, while freshman Kyle Grady (East Brunswick, NJ) took third in the 60m hurdles in 8.61 and junior Paul Applegate (Beachwood, NJ) also finished third with a toss of 51’11 ¾”.
RU will next compete at the Armory Invitational on Friday, Jan. 20, in the Bronx, NY.