BRONX, N.Y. (February 14, 2014) – Senior Kristen Bradley (Medford, N.J.) captured the height jump title and redshirt senior Asha Ruth (Bowie, Md.) won the 500m as the Rutgers women’s indoor track and field team opened up weekend action at the Rider/Lafayette Invitational on Friday.
Bradley tied her personal best, also captured at the Great Dane Invitational in mid-January and the New Year’s Invitational to kick off the indoor season in early December, clearing a height of 1.70m in the high jump. It was also an ECAC qualifying mark. In the 500m, Ruth garnered an ECAC qualifying mark with a time of 1:14.04 in her first place finish.
Ruth would also go on to take fourth in the long jump at an ECAC qualifying distance of 5.95m. Also capturing an ECAC qualifying time was senior Tylia Gillon (New Egypt, N.J.) in the 200m. Gillon finished in fifth place, logging a time of 24.85, finishing just ahead of teammate senior Ekene Ugboaja (Edison, N.J.), who placed sixth in 25.17.
Freshman Bryanna Grant (Cranford, N.J.) also gave RU a top five finish in the triple jump. Grant leaped to a distance of 11.74m to take fourth.
The Rutgers women’s indoor track and field team closes out the weekend at the 107th running of the Millrose Games, one of track and field’s most prestigious annual events.
Rider/Lafayette Invitational Results
12. Kaprice James – 8.05
5. Tylia Gillon – 24.85 (ECAC Qualifier)
6. Ekene Ugboaja – 25.17
10. Corryn Hurrington – 57.61
14. Jillian Grant – 57.97
39. Vanessa Arientyl – 1:02.53
1. Asha Ruth – 1:14.04 (ECAC Qualifier)
7. Christina DiBernardo – 1:16.96
10. Victoria Clark – 1:18.54
24. Ellen Miller – 2:21.67
26. Rachel Leeke – 2:23.83
12. Kristen Bradley – 9.22
15. Kaprice James – 9.33
1. Kristen Bradley – 1.70m/5’7” (ECAC Qualifier)
12. Colleen McDowell – 3.15m/10’4”
12. Sonya Schement – 3.15m/10’4”
4. Asha Ruth – 5.95m/19’6.25” (ECAC Qualifier)
4. Bryanna Grant – 11.74m/38’6.25”
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