SACRAMENTO, CA -- Danielle Hobson (West Orange, NJ) placed 15th in the 400 meter hurdles event at the NCAA Championships in Sacramento, CA, on Wednesday, June 11. Hobson’s time of 59.03 in the preliminaries qualified her for the 400 meter hurdles semifinals at 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 12. In the semifinals, Hobson placed 14th with a time of 58.76.
Shameka Marshall (Mizpah, NJ) had a jump of 20’ 1 ½” to place 19th in the qualifying round of the long jump event at NCAAs. The first 12 scorers of the 28 competing in the meet will move on to the finals.
Jen Austin (Garfield, NJ) had a mark of 141 feet in the javelin competition to place 23rd in the qualifying round.
The only men’s representative at the NCAA Championship, Sam Segond (East Stroudsberg, PA), had a throw of 53.62 for 20th place in the qualifying round of the discus competition. Segond won the discus title at the BIG EAST Championships, the IC4A Championships and the NCAA Regionals this past season.
Segond captured first place in the discus event at the NCAA East Regionals with a throw of 188 feet, ranking him 12th in the nation as well as giving him an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. As a freshman, Segond was honored with All-American status after placing 12th in discus at the 2002 NCAA Championships.
“I think that all in all we had a good outing,” said women’s head coach Roberta Anthes. “No one advanced to the finals, but we had good runs.”