NEW YORK, NY -- The Rutgers women's outdoor track and field won the Metropolitan Championships, hosted by Columbia University, on Saturday, April 12. The Scarlet Knights finished first in the 14-team field with 180 points. Rutgers had nine event champions on the way to the win, with four second-place finishes and three third-place finishes." />
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Rutgers Captures Metropolitan Track Championship
  • Posted on April 12, 2003 12:00:00 AM
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  • NEW YORK, NY -- The Rutgers women's outdoor track and field won the Metropolitan Championships, hosted by Columbia University, on Saturday, April 12. The Scarlet Knights finished first in the 14-team field with 180 points.

    Columbia finished in second place with 146 points, St. John's with 116.5 points, Manhattan College with 95.5 and rounding out the top five with 67 points was LIU.

    Rutgers had nine event champions on the way to the win, with four second-place finishes and three third-place finishes. Shameka Marshall (Mizpah, NJ) finished first in two events, winning the 100-meter hurdles in 14.28 and the long jump event with a mark of 19'9". She also finished the triple-jump competition in second-place with a mark of 39'1".

    Jen Austin (Garfield, NJ) took first in the javelin with a throw of 42.72 meters and Kiara Adams (Westminster, MD) won the shot put with a throw of 13.27.

    The 4x400-meter relay team of Danielle Hobson (West Orange, NJ), Amonica Phipps (San Diego, CA), Jacqueline Todd (Willingboro, NJ) and Dominique Sanon (Bridgeport, CT) won in a time of 3:46.54. Hobson also had a time of 60.05 to take first in the 400-meter hurdles. Todd won the 100-meter run with a time of 12.18, Kerry Ann Mitchell (East Orange, NJ) won the high jump with a mark of 5'5" and Marsha Day (Leonardtown, MD) won the pole vault with a mark of nine feet.

    Julie Culley (Lebanon, NJ), in her first outdoor competition of the season, placed second in the 5000-meter event with a time of 17:30.14. Sarah Cullen (Red Bank, NJ) placed second in the shot put (13.25 meters) and Sanon had a time of 55.32 to take second in the 400-meter run.

    Melinda Foster (Barnegat, NJ) was third in the javelin throw (37.32), Reva McEachern (Pennsauken, NJ) finished the high jump with a mark of 5'1" for third and Phipps placed third in the 800-meter run (2:11.10).

    The Scarlet Knights will travel to Easton, PA on Saturday, April 19, to compete in the Lafayette Invitational.

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