David Klics missed the title in the 110-meter hurdles by 11-tenths of a second.
STORRS, CT – The Rutgers men’s track team finished fourth at the 2003 BIG EAST Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday at the George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex on the campus of the University of Connecticut. The men earned 73.5 points to finish behind Virginia Tech (75), Connecticut (136.5) and champion Notre Dame (139) in the three-day event." />
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Rutgers Finishes Fourth at BIG EAST Championships
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  • David Klics missed the title in the 110-meter hurdles by 11-tenths of a second.
    STORRS, CT – The Rutgers men’s track team finished fourth at the 2003 BIG EAST Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday at the George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex on the campus of the University of Connecticut. The men earned 73.5 points to finish behind Virginia Tech (75), Connecticut (136.5) and champion Notre Dame (139) in the three-day event.

    Sophomore David Klics (Lincoln Park, NJ) missed the title in the 110-meter hurdles by 11-tenths of a second, placing second overall with an NCAA regional qualifying time of 14.06 seconds. Klics also captured fifth place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.43.

    Junior Luis Tomlinson (Willingboro, NJ) finished the 400-meter dash in an IC4A qualifying time of 47.57 to take fifth place.

    The 4X400-meter relay team of Klics, Tomlinson and freshmen Ryan Westman (Bala Cynwyd, PA) and Anthony Gallo (Wall, NJ) finished fifth with a time of 3:12.29, qualifying for IC4As.

    Placing fourth was the 4X800-meter relay team of freshman Tom Morley (Haddon Twp. NJ), senior Carlos Iglesia (Old Bridge, NJ), sophomore Mike Redden (South Orange, NJ) and junior Xavier Mendez (Portage, India), Their time of 7:30.70 earned qualify spots in the IC4A Championships.

    Freshman Rowan Clarke (Teaneck, NJ) earned two additional points for the Scarlet Knights, placing seventh in the triple jump with a performance of 48-1.25 inches to qualify for IC4As.

    Rutgers had two performers finish in the top five of the javelin throw competition as sophomore Brian Lee (Mt. Laurel, NJ) (203-08) and junior Chris Francisco (Broomfield, NJ) (201-00) finished fourth and fifth respectively. Both qualified for NCAA Regionals.

    Rutgers will next compete at the IC4A Championships, Friday-Sunday, May 23-25, in Princeton, NJ.

    2003 BIG EAST Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships Team Standings

    School Pts.
    Notre Dame 139
    Connecticut 136.5
    Virginia Tech 75
    Rutgers 73.5
    Georgetown 73
    West Virginia 70
    Villanova 64
    Pittsburgh 64
    Miami 43.5
    Syracuse 34
    Seton Hall 33
    Providence 31
    St. John’s 29
    Boston College 7

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