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RU’s Women’s 4x400 Relay Team Earns Honorable Mention All-America Honors
Gabrielle Farquharson, Tylia Gillon, Ekene Ugboaja & Asha Ruth Take 18th at NCAA’s
  • Posted on June 07, 2013 11:44:32 AM
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  • EUGENE, Ore. (June 7, 2013) – Rutgers returned to action on Thursday at the 2013 NCAA Track & Field Championship at the University of Oregon as the women’s 4x400 relay team earned Honorable Mention All-America status.

    The 4x400 team comprised of sophomore Gabrielle Farquharson (Williamstown, N.J.), junior Tylia Gillon (New Egypt, N.J.), senior Ekene Ugboaja (Edison, N.J.) and redshirt junior Asha Ruth (Bowie, Md.) finished in 18th place at the championships in a time of 3:38.21.

    For Farquharson and Gillon, the two Scarlet Knights earned their second All-America honors after picking up second team accolades with the 4x100 relay squad on Wednesday.  For Ruth, she earned her third All-America nod of the season and fourth of her career.  The redshirt junior Scarlet Knight earned Second Team All-America with the 4x100 relay team and Honorable Mention All-America in the long jump this season and had earned second team accolades in the long jump last season.

    “The ladies had a terrific year and we're really excited about their bright futures,” said assistant coach Lou Tomlinson.

    Senior James Plummer (South Toms  River, N.J.) will wrap up NCAA competition at Hayward Field for RU on Friday when he goes after the discus title at 4 p.m.

    ESPN3/ESPNU will broadcast the majority of the meet with supplementary webcasting available on Pac-12 Live Stream.  Heat sheets, as well as live results, are also available at ncaa.com.

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