BRONX, NY - Junior Shameka Marshall (Mizpah, NJ) competed at the Millrose Games and the Metropolitan Championships, setting a pair school records and helping to lead the women’s track and field team to its second consecutive Met Championship at the New York Armory in the Bronx. The Scarlet Knights, competing against a field of 16 area teams, finished with 163 points to place ahead of Columbia (133) and Manhattan (108).
On Friday, Feb. 6, Marshall took second place in the 60-meter hurdles at the prestigious Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden. Her time of 8.43 broke her own school record in the event and earned her an NCAA provisional qualifying time. Regarded as the nation’s greatest indoor track meet, and held annually since 1914, the Millrose Games is the longest running sporting event in Garden history.
Marshall joined the rest of the Scarlet Knights on Sunday, Feb. 8, for the Metropolitan Championships, where she won the long jump (6.05m) and took second in the 60-meter dash (7.59), once again breaking her own school record in the event. Sophomore Kahimah Liverman (Paterson, NJ) took first in the triple jump (11.80m), while senior Desiree Battle (Syracuse, NY) finished third (11.58m) and senior Kerry Ann Mitchell (East Orange, NJ) won the high jump with a leap of 1.70 meters.
Several other Scarlet Knights turned in excellent performances to help the team take the championship. Senior Kiara Adams (Westminster, MD) took second in the shot put (13.07m) and junior Amonica Phipps (Amherst, VA) finished third in the 800 meters (2:18.44). Junior Angela Messerschmidt (Berwick, PA) finished second in the pentathlon with 3,372 points and then returned to take third in the open 60-meter hurdles (9.30). In the distance events, freshman Nova Roman (Monroe, NJ) took second in the 5000 meters (18:09.33) and sophomore Sarah Peterson (Belle Meade, NJ) took third in the 3000 meters (10:28.52).
The Scarlet Knights will return to the Armory for their next competition on Friday, Feb. 13, at the two-day Armory Invitational.