BOSTON, MA – Senior Shameka Marshall was named Most Outstanding Performer and the Rutgers University women’s track and field team scored 43 points to finish in fourth place at the ECAC Indoor Championships on Sunday, March 6, in Boston, MA. The fourth-place showing marked the best finish for the Scarlet Knights in the 22-year tenure of veteran head coach Roberta Anthes. Rutgers was one of 82 teams to compete in the annual meet.
Marshall (Mispah, NJ) put together a tremendous outing on her way to being named Most Outstanding Performer at the 2005 ECAC Indoor Championships. Marshall won the 60m hurdles title with an NCAA provisional mark and school record time of 8.19. Her performance in the 60m hurdles was an ECAC meet record. Marshall also took the top spot in the long jump with a leap of 19’ 11¾”.
In the triple jump, junior Kahimah Liverman (Paterson, NJ) finished third with a distance of 39’ 9” and senior Amonica Phipps (Amherst, VA) posted an NCAA provisional mark in the 800m run, clocking a time of 2:08.35.
The 4x800m relay team of freshmen Alisa Budd (Toms River, NJ), Alexis Gray (Toms River, NJ), senior Dominique Sanon (Lawrenceville, NJ) and Julie Delimon (Stanhope, NJ) took fourth with a time of 9:04.73, while the distance medley relay team finished sixth (11:47.83). The distance medley team consisted of Delimon, Gray, sophomore Ariel Brockman (Marlton, NJ) and senior Belmax DeJesus (Fort Lee, NJ).
Other top finishers for the Scarlet Knights were junior Jacqueline Todd (Willingboro, NJ) in the 400m and sophomore Natasha Norville (Somerset, NJ) and Sanon in the 500m run. Todd finished sixth in 400, clocking a personal-best time of 55.82, while Norville took seventh in the 500 with a time of 1:13.90 and Sanon set a school record in the 500m trials, crossing the finish line in 1:13.35.
1. Pittsburgh 86.75
2. Duke 64.25
3. Cornell 58
4. RUTGERS 43
5. Georgetown 39.25
6. Morgan State 33
7. Penn State 32
8. West Virginia 29
9. Yale 27
10. Northeastern 26.50