BOSTON, MA - The Rutgers men’s track and field team scored 54 points en route to securing a third-place finish at the 2006 IC4A Indoor Championships on Sunday, March 5, in Boston, MA. The Scarlet Knights previously won the 2005 Indoor Championships, the first-ever IC4A title in school history.
Penn State won the meet with 71 points, followed by Cornell in second with 55 points.
In the field events, the Scarlet Knights were led by junior Rob Waters (Bellmawr, NJ), who ran an NCAA-qualifying time of 20.95 to win the 200m dash. Junior Joe Porter (Franklin, NJ) finished in third behind Waters with a time of 21.23. Waters also placed sixth in the finals of the 400m, clocking a time of 47.65.
The 4x400 relay team of Waters, Porter, junior Charles Simmons (Elizabeth, NJ) and senior Marcel Coleman (Harrisburg, PA) finished fourth with a time of 3:12.37. Coleman also competed in the 55m dash, recording a time of 6.41. The 4x800m relay team also earned points on the track, as freshman Erick Duverge (Bloomfield, NJ), junior Jerry Boucicaut (Paterson, NJ) and seniors Ambar Patel (Lake Hiawatha, NJ) and Tom Morley (Haddon Twp., NJ) combined to finish eighth with a time of 7:47.63.
There were several strong performances in the field events including senior All-American Marquis Allen (Mays Landing, NJ), who took second in the long jump with a leap of 23’ 5½”. Newcomer Brian Duggan (Staten Island, NY) continued his outstanding freshman campaign, earning a third-place finish in the pole vault. Duggan cleared a height of 16’ ¾”, while senior All-American Sam Segond (East Stroudsburg, PA) placed third in the shot put with a toss of 58’ 7½”.
Segond also competed in the 35-pound weight throw, finishing fifth with a mark of 60’ 2 ½”. Senior Rowan Clarke (Teaneck, NJ) rounded out the scoring with a sixth-place showing in the triple jump, as he posted a leap of 47’ 11¼”.