Ellis Qualifies for National Championship; Rams Add Three More to ECAC List
Metro Coaches Invitational - Friday, January 8th, 2010
New Balance Track and Field Center - Manhattan, N.Y.
Manhattan, N.Y. - Junior captain Qasim Ellis (Farmingdale, N.Y./Farmingdale) placed 5th in the triple jump with a leap of 14.08m (46' 2 1/2") to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Division III National Championship, to be held March 12-13 at DePauw University in Indiana. Ellis also long jumped a season-best 6.76m (22' 2 1/4") to qualify for the ECAC Championships.
Joining Ellis in qualifying for the ECAC's were Deshaun Thomas (Jamaica, N.Y./Thomas Edison) in the 200m (22.75) and Nick Okula (Farmingdale, N.Y./Plainedge) in the 500m (1:08.15). Thomas moves into a tie for #8 on the Farmingdale State College All-Time List.
The men's and women's team now has seven individuals in nine events and two relays qualified for the ECAC Championships on March 5-6 at Smith College in Massachusetts.
Other Notable Performances:
35lb Weight Throw: John Roselle, 14.36m (47' 1 1/2") New
Personal Best-#4 FSC All-Time List
Ed Brown, 14.48m (49' 1 3/4") New Personal Best-#3 FSC All-Time List
60m High Hurdles: Steven Brown, 8.56 - New Personal Best
3000m: Sean Tiernan, 9:15.28 - New Personal Best
Shot Put: Mike Jang, 13.85m (45' 5 1/4") New Personal Best - #8 FSC All-Time List
Distance Medley Relay: Russell Darress, Mike Blanda, Eddie Lopez, Sean Daly, 10:57.15-#7 on FSC All-Time List