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.