PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers University women’s track and field team split its squad, sending several athletes to compete at the Duke Invitational in Durham, NC, while its other members competed at the Sam Howell Invitational on the campus of Princeton University on Saturday, April 9.
At the Duke Invitational, senior Shameka Marshall (Mispah, NJ) won the long jump with mark of 20’ 1¾” and placed third in the 100m hurdles with an NCAA qualifying time of 13.74. Junior Kahimah Liverman (Paterson, NJ) took third and qualified for the ECAC and BIG EAST meet in the triple jump with a leap of 39’ 5¾”. Rutgers’ 4x400m relay team finished fourth with an ECAC qualifying time of 3:45.10.
Also qualifying for postseason competition was junior Sarah Peterson (Belle Mead, NJ), who set a school record in the 3,000m steeplechase with a BIG EAST qualifying time of 11:23.23, followed by sophomore Danielle Patoir (Glen Rock, NJ), clocking a time of 11:26.21. Graduate student Julie Delimon (Stanhope, NJ) posted a BIG EAST mark in the 5,000m (17:49.25), while junior Maria Pavkovitch (Garfield, NJ) finished the 10,000m run in 37:55.37 (BE).
Senior Amonica Phipps (Amherst, VA) won the 800m at the Sam Howell Invitational with a BIG EAST qualifying time of 2:11.59. Other qualifying marks included seniors Belmax DeJesus (Fort Lee, NJ) in the 5,000m run (17:44.67, BE) and Claire Inskeep (Sayreville, NJ) in the hammer throw (159’ 3”, ECAC and BE).
Rutgers will return to action on Friday, April 15, at the Metropolitan Championships.