JAMAICA, NY – The Rutgers University women’s track and field team claimed six individual titles and racked up 182 points on its way to winning the 2005 Metropolitan Championships on Saturday, April 16, at DaSilva Memorial Field on the campus of St. John’s University.
The Red Storm took second place with 108.5 points, while Columbia finished in third with 92.5 points.
Senior Shameka Marshall (Mispah, NJ) took first in 100m hurdles with a time of 14.64 and won the long jump, posting a mark of 20’ 3½”. Marshall also finished third (25.73) in the 200m dash. Senior Belmax DeJesus won the 10,000 meter run in 37:11.90, followed by sophomore Nova Roman (Monroe Township, NJ) in second place (38:03.90).
Senior Dominique Sanon (Lawrenceville, NJ) took first in the 400m run, finishing the race in 56.30, while sophomore Natasha Norville (Somerset, NJ) was third with a time of 57.44. In the 1,500 meter, senior Amonica Phipps (Amherst, VA) finished second in 4:36.14, followed by graduate student Julie Delimon (Stanhope, NJ) in third with a time of 4:37.41.
The Scarlet Knights were very successful in their relay events, as the 4x100 team won its race, clocking a time of 47.95 and the 4x400 relay team finished third (3:59.51) in its event. Running on that winning 4x100 team was sophomores Zeena Hazuri (East Brunswick, NJ), Ariel Brockman (Marlton, NJ), Coryn Gomez (Somerset, NJ) and freshman Sophia Wallace (Montclair, NJ), while the 4x400 team consisted of Sanon, Phipps, sophomore Simone Thomas (Willingboro, NJ) and freshman Yanirda Meija (Clifton, NJ).
In the field events, junior Cycerli Ash (Beach Lake, PA) recorded first-place finishes in both the shot put and discus. Ash won the shot put with a distance of 46’ 1” and took the discus title with a mark of 139’ 9”. Sophomore Amanda Jacobs (Thompson, ND) placed second behind Ash in the discus (131’ 1”) and freshman Stephanie Petine (Bloomfield, NJ) took second in the javelin with a throw of 120’ 3”.
In the triple jump, junior Kahimah Liverman (Paterson, NJ) was second with a leap of 38’ 4” and senior Claire Inskeep (Sayreville, NJ) finished third in the hammer throw with a toss of 165’ 1”.
The Scarlet Knights will next compete at the Penn Relays from Thursday, April 28, to Saturday, April 30, at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, PA.
Women’s Team Standings
1) Rutgers 182
2) St. John’s 108.50
3) Columbia University 92.50
4) Manhattan 82
5) LIU 75
6) Fordham Univ 55.50
7) Wagner 44
8) CW Post 41
9) FDU 39.50
10) Stony Brook 35
11) St. Francis (NY) 22
12) Marist 18
13) Iona College 4