STATE COLLEGE, PA – Led by first-place finishes from Anthony Butler (Pittsgove, NJ) in the high jump and Rowan Clarke (Teaneck, NJ) in the triple jump, the men's indoor track and field team claimed third place at the 15-team US Coaches Association Track Meet, held today at Penn State University. The women, meanwhile, finished 12th.
In addition to Butler, who recorded a jump of 2.14m to take first, and Clarke, who posted a 14.58 jump, Rutgers received a second-place effort from Sam Segond (East Stroudsburg, PA) in the shot put (16.96m) and a second-place showing from David Klics (Lincoln Park, NJ) in the 60m hurdles (8.00). Freshman Joe Porter (Franklin, NJ) finished third in the 60m dash (6.90) and fourth in the 200m (21.65) to add valuable points. Daryl Black (Voorhees, NJ) followed Butler with a third-place mark in the high jump (2.01m), while Harran Williams (Delran, NJ) finished fourth in the 400m dash in 48.89. Ryan Westman (Bala Cynwyd, PA) rounded out the top five performances by finishing fifth in the 500m dash in 1:03.58.
On the women's side, the Scarlet Knights got a fifth-place finish from Natasha Norville (Somerset, NJ) in the 400m dash, clocking 57.40 and their DMR team of Jamie Kerstetter (Monroe, NJ), Simone Thomas (Willingboro, NJ), Amonica Phipps (Amherst, VA) and Amina Zhony (Maplewood, NJ), which finished in 12:14.98. Kiara Adams (Westminster, MD) took eighth in the shot, throwing a mark of 13.33m.
All-East performer Shameka Marshall (Mizpah, NJ) finished first in the preliminaries of the 60m hurdles, setting a school record with a time of 8.69, but an injury prohibited her competing in the finals and gaining team points.
Penn State captured the men's title with 102 points, followed by Cornell (94.5) and Rutgers (81). The Nittany Lions also ran away on the women's side, posting 181.50 points, followed by Cornell (97.50) and Villanova (81).