PISCATAWAY, NJ - RU men's track and field sophomores Sam Segond (East Stroudsburg, PA), David Klics (Lincoln Park, NJ) and Anthony Butler (Pittsgrove, NJ) have received All-East honors based on their performances at the NCAA Regional Championships, hosted by George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, May 30-31.
Segond captured first place in the discus event at the NCAA East Regionals with a throw of 57.30 meters, ranking him 12th in the nation currently. The victory gave Segond an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships in Sacramento, CA, June 11-14. As a freshman, Segond was honored with All-American status after placing 12th in discus at the 2002 NCAA Championships.
Klics qualified for the 110-meter hurdles final by placing eighth in the preliminaries
(14.22) and finished eighth in the final (14.35) at the NCAA Regionals. Butler
placed sixth at Regionals in the high jump with a mark of 2.13 meters. This
is the second year being named to the All-East team for Klics and Butler.
In the IC4A competition, the three standouts led the Scarlet Knights to a tie for third place. In total, 11 members of the team earned All-East honors based on their top-eight performances at IC4A competition. Klics won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.12, Butler captured the high jump title with a mark of 2.14 meters and Segond won the discus competition with a throw of 59.03 meters.
Marquis Allen (Mays Landing, NJ) had a 7.20 meter-mark in the long jump for sixth place. The 4x400-meter relay team of Klics, Lou Tomlinson (Willingboro, NJ), Anthony Gallo (Wall, NJ) and Ryan Westman (Bala Cynwyd, PA) placed fourth with a time of 3:10.89. The 4x800-meter relay team of Tom Morley (Haddon Twp., NJ), Xavier Mendez (Portage, IN), Carlos Iglesia (New Brunswick, NJ) and Mike Redden (South Orange, NJ) had a time of 7:28.99 for sixth place.
Rutgers finished the BIG EAST Championships in fourth place, the Princeton
Invitational in second and placed 15th at the NCAA Regionals.