Men Place Fifth at CTC Championships, Nick David Sets School Record

Men Place Fifth at CTC Championships, Nick David Sets School Record

- Nick David sets school record for pole vault -

Collegiate Track Conference Championships
Friday & Saturday - February 12-13, 2010
Wesleyan University - Middletown, Conn.


Middletown, Conn. - Sophomore Steven Brown (Wheatley Heights, N.Y./Hills East) and junior Nick David (Mount Sinai, N.Y./Mount Sinai) led the men's team to a fifth place finish at the Collegiate Track Conference Championships with 73.5 points. Third, fourth and fifth place were separated by less than four points. Division II Mansfield State won the meet with 104.40 points, followed by Division I New Jersey Institute of Technology who placed second with a total of 88.75 points.

Brown won the high jump with an ECAC qualifying and personal best jump of 6'4" (1.93m). He also placed seventh in the 55m hurdles in 8:17 (8:05 trials) and ran on the third place 4x400m and fifth place 4x200m relays.

David won the pole vault with a school record jump of 4.72m (15' 5 3/4"). Freshman John Verderber (Aquebogue, N.Y./Riverhead) and sophomore Mike Nguyen (North Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon) placed in a tie for second and tied for sixth respectively in the pole vault. David, Verderber and Nguyen scored 18.5 points for the team.

 

Additional Scores and Notable Performances:

Field Events -
35lb. Weight Throw - Ed Brown - 3rd, 15.63m (51' 3 1/2")
                                - John Roselle - 8th, 14.02m (46')
Shot Put - Mike Jang - 5th, 14.18m (46' 6 1/4") Personal Best (#5 on FSC All-Time List)
Triple Jump - Jeffrey St. Simon - 2nd, 13.13m (43' 1")
                   - Kurt Johns-Harris - 7th, 12.81m (42' 1/2")

Running Events -
200m - Deshaun Thomas - 7th, 23.44
1000m - Russell Darress - 6th, 2:41.63
5000m - Sean Tiernan - 13th, 16:17.65 - Personal Best (#8 on FSC All-Time List)
Pentathlon - James Owen - 7th, 2799 points (#6 on FSC All-Time List)
4x200m Relay - Steven Brown, Donnell Jones, Jeffrey St. Simon, Deshaun Thomas - 5th, 1:34.89
4x400m Relay - Samar Hall, Deshaun Thomas, Steven Brown, Greg Denis - 3rd, 3:26.47 (Season Best)
4x800m Relay - Sean Daly, Eddie Lopez, Romaine Thomas, Russell Darress - 4th, 8:26.76

Team Scores -
1. Mansfield - Div. II (104.4)
2. NJIT - Div. I (88.7)
3. Cheyney - Div. II (77.2)
4. DeSales (75.2)
5. Farmingdale State (73.5)
6. Montclair State (59.7)
7. Stockton (52.7)
8. Kean (49)
9. Stevens (46.7)
10. Rowan (45)
11. New Jersey City (39)
12. Ramapo (29.2)
13. Rutgers-Newark (28)
14. Sacred Heart (18.5)
15. Holy Name (18)
16. York (10)
17. St. Joseph's (9)
18. Lehman (7)
19. Medgar Evers (2)

 

Farmingdale State will compete in the NYU Fast Track Last Chance Meet at the New Balance Track and Field Center on Friday, February 26th.

 

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