BOSTON, MA - After six completed events at the ECAC Indoor Track and Field Championship at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center on the campus of Roxbury Community College in Boston, MA, on March 6, the Rutgers women’s track and field team is in 10th place in the 29-team field. Penn State holds the overall lead with 21 points.
Junior Shameka Marshall (Mizpah, NJ) had a record-breaking day to lead the Scarlet Knights’ effort. She won the long jump with a leap of 6.17 meters to break her own school record in the event. In addition, she ran the fastest time of the day in the 60-meter hurdle semi-finals (8.42) and once again broke her own school record. The time was good for an NCAA provisional mark and she will look to win the event in tomorrow’s finals.
The other scorer for Rutgers was junior Angela Messerschmidt (Berwick, PA) who took eighth place in the pentathlon (3,355 points). Junior Amonica Phipps (Amherst, VA) ran a 2:11.93 in the 800 meters to move on to the finals.
Several other Scarlet Knights competed, but none qualified for tomorrow’s finals. Freshman Ariel Brockman (Marlton, NJ) ran a 25.14 in the 200 meters, while sophomore Jacqueline Todd (Willingboro, NJ) registered a 57.70 in the 400 meters. Junior Belmax DeJesus (Fort Lee, NJ) ran a 4:56.49 in the mile and sophomore Cycerli Ash (Beach Lake, PA) competed in the shot put with a throw of 13.04 meters. RU will finish competition tomorrow, Sunday, March 7. RESULTS