Men Place 2nd and Women Place 7th at CTC's

Collegiate Track Conference Relays

@ Yale University - Sunday, December 7th

Men Place 2nd in the Meet, Qualify 4 for the ECAC's; Women Place 7th, Pierre Breaks School Record


New Haven, Conn. - The Farmingdale State men's and women's Indoor Track team opened the season this weekend, Sunday, December 7th at Yale University for the Collegiate Track Conference Relays. The men's team placed second at the meet and had four qualifying performances for the ECAC Championships, while the women's team placed seventh and junior Gina Pierre (Wyandanch, N.Y./St. John the Baptist) broke her own school record in the 20-lb Weight Throw.

Freshman Joe Scher (Franklin Square, N.Y./H.F. Carey) won the individual 55-meter Dash with an ECAC Qualifying time of 6.48. Joe's time ties him for eighth place on the All-Time Farmingdale Top-10 List. Joe teamed with freshman Dan Billian (East Meadow, N.Y./W.T. Clarke), 6.70, to win the 55-meter Relay Championship.

Junior Brandon Drummond (Bay Shore, N.Y./Brentwood) was the individual 35-lb Weight Throw champion with a throw of 15.48-meters (50' 9 1/2"). Brandon combined with freshman John Roselle (Huntington Station, N.Y./Walt Whitman), 11.99m (39' 4"), to win the Weight Throw Relay Championship. Brandon is now #2 on the All-Time List and qualified for the ECAC's with his performance.

Sophomore Qasim Ellis (Farmingdale, N.Y./Farmingdale) long jumped 6.65-meters (21' 10") and won the individual Long Jump championship to also qualify for the ECAC meet. Qasim teamed with senior captain Naveed Mohammed (Central Islip, N.Y./Central Islip), 6.14-meters (20' 1 3/4") to win the Long Jump Relay Championship.

The 4x200-meter Relay of Joe Scher, Jason Chin Chitty (Beacon, N.Y./Beacon), Dan Billian and Naveed Mohammed ran 1:32.63 to place second and also qualify for the ECAC meet. There time now places them in ninth on the All-Time List.

Junior Gina Pierre broke her own school record in the 20-lb Weight Throw with a toss of 12.61-meters (41' 4 1/2"). Gina placed third in the event.

Additional medalists...

Women's Sprint Medley - 4:52.52.56, 3rd Place
Teresa Cox, Ali Smith, Nicole Zarek, Sarah Pope

Women's Long Jump Relay - 3rd place
Ali Smith - 15' 11", Nicole Zarek - 13' 7 3/4"

Men's Triple Jump Relay - 3rd place
Qasim Ellis - 41' 11 1/2", Kurt Johns-Harris - 42' 1/2"

Men's Shot Put Relay - 2nd place
John Roselle - 42', Brandon Dummond - 41' 7"

Men's Pole Vault Relay - 3rd Place
Joe Colombo - 10', Mike Nguyen - 10'

Men's 4x400-meter Relay - 3:27.51, 2nd place
Greg Denis, John Bates, James Owen, Jermaine Carter

Men's 4x800-meter Relay - 8:42, 3rd place
Romaine Thomas, Sean Daly, Sean Tiernan, Russell Darress

Men's Sprint Medley Relay - 3:44.01, 2nd place
John Bates, Aziwoh Ayafor, Deshaun Thomas, Russell Darress (#8 on All-Time List)

Men's 4x1600-meter Relay - 19:54, 3rd place
Sean Daly, Sean Tiernan, Robbie Kraatz, Adam Sadler


Team Scores - Men

1. Sacred Heart - 64
2. Farmingdale State - 50
3. Saint Peter's - 28
4. DeSales - 24
5. Stockton - 19
6. Ramapo - 18
7. Montclair State - 16
8. Rutgers Newark - 8
9. St. Joseph's - 7
10. Hunter - 3


Team Scores - Women

1. Sacred Heart - 79.5
2. Saint Peter's 40
3. Stockton - 31
4. Ramapo - 21.5
5. DeSales - 20
6. St. Joseph's - 16
7. Farmingdale State - 8
8. Montclair State - 4
9. Lehman - 4
10. Hunter - 2
11. Pratt - 1


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