PRINCETON, NJ – Several members of the Rutgers University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Saturday, April 23, at Weaver Track and Field Stadium on the campus of Princeton University.
On the men’s side, senior David Klics (Lincoln Park, NJ) won the 400 meter hurdles with an IC4A qualifying time of 53.06 and in the 800m run, junior Tom Morley (Westmont, NJ) took third with a BIG EAST qualifying time of 1:53.01, while senior Mike Redden (South Orange, NJ) also qualified with a fourth place finish in 1:53.49.
Junior Rowan Clarke (Teaneck, NJ) took second place in both the long jump and triple jump. Clarke posted BIG EAST qualifying marks of 22’ 9” in the long jump and 46’10¾” in the triple jump. Junior Gary Peters (Bronx, NY) finished fourth (45’ 9”, BE) behind Clarke in the triple jump.
In the shot put, sophomore Paul Applegate (Beachwood, NJ) finished second with a qualifying mark of 49’ 3”. Applegate also placed fifth in the discus with a BIG EAST qualifying distance of 140’ 5”, while freshman Jamie Stanley (Basking Ridge, NJ) was fifth in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 14’ 9”, a BIG EAST qualifying height.
Also qualifying for the BIG EAST postseason meet was senior Brian Lee (Mt. Laurel, NJ) and sophomore Ian Menewisch (Laurel Springs, NJ), who finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the javelin. Lee recorded a mark of 194’ 4”, while Menewisch posted a mark of 184’ 8”.
For the women, sophomore Ariel Brockman (Marlton, NJ) won the 100m dash in 12.23, qualifying her for the BIG EAST meet, while in the 200m, Brockman finished second with an ECAC qualifying time of 24.94.
The Scarlet Knights also qualified for the ECAC meet in the 4x100m relay, as freshmen Zeena Hazuri (East Brunswick, NJ) and Sophia Wallace (Montclair, NJ) and sophomores Coryn Gomez (Somerset, NJ) and Brockman won the event in 47.88.
Freshman Deanna Poland (Gibbstown, NJ) won the long jump with a BIG EAST qualifying leap of 18’ 1½” and freshman Stephanie Petine (Bloomfield, NJ) finished third (120’ 6”, BE) in the javelin.
Both the men’s and women’s teams will compete at the Penn Relays from Thursday, April 28, to Saturday, April 30, at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, PA.