SYRACUSE, NY - Led by sophomore David Klics (Lincoln Park, NJ), who placed in the top five in three events, the Rutgers indoor track and field team finished fourth at the 2002 BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championships, held this weekend at the Carrier Dome. Klics finished first in the 60m hurdles, second in the pentathlon and ran a leg on the 4x400 relay team, which placed fifth. The RU women finished 12th." />
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RU Men’s Track Takes Fourth at BIG EAST Indoor Championships
  • Posted on February 23, 2003 12:00:00 AM
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  • SYRACUSE, NY - Led by sophomore David Klics (Lincoln Park, NJ), who placed in the top five in three events, the Rutgers indoor track and field team finished fourth at the 2002 BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championships, held this weekend at the Carrier Dome. Klics finished first in the 60m hurdles, second in the pentathlon and ran a leg on the 4x400 relay team, which placed fifth. The RU women finished 12th.

    Klics earned an NCAA-provisional qualifying time in the 60m hurdles, pacing the field with a time of 7.94 for the lone first-place finish on the day. He also amassed 3647 points to take second in the pentathlon and was one-quarter of the 4x400m relay team that clocked 3:16.79 to finish fifth and qualify for IC4A competition.

    A pair of freshmen – Marquis Allen (Mays Landing, NJ) and Ryan Westman (Bala Cynwyd, PA) – also fared well at their first BE Championships. Allen took second in the long jump with a mark of 7.31m, while Westman finished second in the 500m run at 1:03.41. RU’s third and final second-place finish came from Anthony Butler (Pittsgrove, NJ), who cleared 6-11 in the high jump. All three marks are IC4A qualifiers.

    The 4x800 team clocked 7:40.15 to finish in fourth place, while Mike Redden (So. Orange, NJ) and Lloyd Nolan (Bronx, NY) finished fifth in the 800m run (1:53.18) and pole vault (16’ 2 ¾”), respectively.

    The women’s relay teams highlighted the meet, as the 4x400 team finished sixth, while the 4x800 and DMR teams each placed fifth. Individually, junior Kerry Ann Mitchell (East Orange, NJ) and Danielle Hobson (West Orange, NJ) turned in fifth-place finishes in their respective events. Mitchell took fifth in the high jump at 5’7”, while Hobson amassed 3298 points in the pentathlon. Senior Sara Cullen (Red Bank, NJ) took fourth in the shot put at 14.01m. Mitchell and Cullen both qualified for ECAC competition, as did all three relay squads.

    Notre Dame won the men’s championship, followed closely by Connecticut, while Miami captured the women’s team honors.

    Men’s Results
    http://www.monmouth.com/~scullion/03indoor/beastm.htm

    Women’s Results
    http://www.monmouth.com/~scullion/03indoor/beastw.htm

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