WILLIAMSBURG, VA - After one day of competition at the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, VA, hosted by William and Mary , Rutgers men's track and field team is in ninth place.Penn State is leading with 95 points, while Rutgers has 23.
David Klics (Lincoln Park, NJ) won the 110-meter hurdles competition, finishing in 14.083. Klics also finished second in the 200-meter dash, in a time of 21.73.
RU did well in the javelin throw competition as well, with Chris Francisco (Bloomfield, NJ) placing fourth (63.64m) and Brian Lee (Mt. Laurel, NJ) placing 11th (57.44).
Chris Perez (Ridgewood, NJ) finished 35th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.69. In the 800-meter run, Mike Redden (South Orange, NJ) finished in a time of 1:53.76 for 10th place and Tom Morley (Haddon Twp., NJ) finished 15th in 1:54.17. Matt Lunemann (Hillsborough, NJ) placed 35th in the 1500-meter run in 4:10.93 and Ambar Patel (Lake Hiawatha, NJ) finished 41st in the same event (4:17.26).
In the 5000-meter run, Will Webekind (Newfield, NJ) took 30th (15:39.31) and Joe Pellegrino (Morganville, NJ) finished 36th (15:48.09).
Several members of the men's track and field team competed in a decathlon hosted by The College of New Jersey on April 3 and 4. Trevor O'Grady (Bronx, NY) won the meet, taking first with 6316 points, an IC4A qualifying mark.
Greg Ostrowicki (Howell, NJ) placed fifth iwth 5890 points, Chris Stadler (Manasquan, NJ) finished with 5749 points for sixth place and Kevin Campbell (Mt. Laurel, NJ) placed eighth with 5505 points.
The second day of competition at the Colonial relays will continue on April 5, while other members of the team will be competing in field events at Princeton University.