Men's Indoor Track and Field

Ellis Breaks Current Coaches School Record at Metro Coaches Invitational

Ellis Breaks Current Coaches School Record at Metro Coaches Invitational

Ellis Breaks Current Coaches School Record at Metro Coaches Invitational

- Ellis Break Routier's Record, Magee atop DIII competitors at Meet -


Manhattan, N.Y. - On Friday, January 7th, Farmingdale State indoor track senior Qasim Ellis (Farmingdale, N.Y./Farmingdale) won the Triple Jump in the Metro Coaches Invitational at the New Balance Track & Field Center in Manhattan, N.Y. Ellis leaped a school record 14.47m (47' 5 3/4"), breaking his current coach Reggie Routier's previous record of 47' 5 1/4", which was set in 2007. This mark improves Qasim's National qualifying mark.

Ellis also placed 8th in the Long Jump with a leap of 6.67m (21' 10 3/4"). Qasim was the top Division III athlete in the event.

Sophomore Corine Magee (Mastic, N.Y./William Floyd) placed 5th in the 60m Dash "A" final with a time of 7.85. Corine was the top Division III athlete in the event.

The Rams 35-pound Weight Throwers, sophomore Ed Brown (Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore) and junior John Roselle (Huntington Station, N.Y./Walt Whitman), placed second and fourth, respectively, with throws of 16.35m (53' 7 3/4") and 16.20m (53' 1 3/4"). Ed's throw was 1 1/2" below his school record and John's throw moves him into the #2 All-Time spot. This makes Ed and John the Top 2 throwers in school history.

Additional Notable Performances

Marjorie Diemicke: 500m - 1:24.18, personal best, #2 on All-Time List

Donnell Jones: 60m - 7.20m, 5th place in "B" final

Sean Tiernan: 3000m - 9:01.78, #9 on All-Time List

Russell Darress: 1000m - 2:40.87, Top Division III athlete in the race

 

Farmingdale State will compete next at the NYC Gotham Cup on Friday, January 14th at the New Balance Track & Field Center.

 

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