Hairston Wins Triple Jump at KP Invitational

May 10, 2005

King’s Point Invitational
@ U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, NY
Weather: Heavy Rain, 50 degrees

The outdoor track team traveled to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy for the Kings Point Invitational on Friday, May 6th in Kings Point, NY. Despite the poor weather conditions, the team was able to post some excellent performances highlighted by freshman Reuben Hairston’s (Freeport, NY/Freeport) winning triple jump. Reuben jumped a personal best 13.75m (45’ ½”) to qualify for the ECAC Championships on May 19th and 20th at Springfield College in Massachusetts. He is number five on the All-Time list. Reuben will compete in both the long and triple jumps and run on the 4x100m and 4x400m Relays at the ECAC meet.

Also competing in four events at the ECAC’s is freshman Ian Morgan (Amityville, NY/Amityville). Morgan won the 100m (11.42) and 200m (22.34) and will also add both relays to these individual events in Massachusetts.

Other notable performances:
Reggie Routier – 110m Hurdles, 16.87, 1st place; and 200m, 24.28, 3rd place
David Casillas – Javelin, 39.14, 128’ 5”, 2nd place, new personal best
Alberto Soberanes – 10,000m, 34:10.87, 3rd place, new personal best
Mariama Conteh – 100m, 15.33, 4th place; and 200m, 31.04, 3rd place
Ian Lovergie – Long Jump, 6.24m (20’4 ½”), 1st place

Ian Morgan Leads Team to 8th Place Finish

Apr 25, 2005

Collegiate Track Conference (CTC) Championships
@ DeSales University
Allentown, PA
Weather: Windy 45-50 degrees

Freshman Ian Morgan (Amityville, NY/Amityville) won the 100m (10.95) and 200m (21.85) on a very cold windy day at the Collegiate Track Conference (CTC) Championships on April 23rd and 24th at DeSales University in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Ian’s 20 points led the team to an 8th place finish out of 21 scoring teams. The teams 58.5 points was a school record.

Andre Brown (Jamaica/Waterford) took 1st place in the Long Jump, 7.06m (23’2”), 10 points. He also came in 6th place in the 100m, 11.39, 3 points.

Reggie Routier (Amityville, NY/Freeport) came in 3rd place in the Triple Jump with a leap of 13.23m (43’5”) for 6 points. He also placed sixth in the 110m Hurdles in 16.57 for 3 points.

Patric Santiago (Baldwin, NY/Baldwin) qualified for the ECAC’s with a personal best 13.18m (43’3”) in the Triple Jump for a 4th place finish and 5 points.

Alberto Soberanes (Elmhurst, NY/Newtown) ran the 10,000m in 34:27.56, coming in 6th place and good for 3 points. He also set a new personal record in the 5000m, with a 7th place finish in 16:31.03 for 2 points.

Ian Lovergie (Castle Point, NY/Beacon) took 4th place in the High Jump for 4.5 points after jumping 1.93m (6’4”).

Reuben Hairston (Freeport, NY/Freeport) placed 7th in the Long Jump with a jump of 6.28m (20’7 ¼”) for 2 points.

Imani Charles (Queens, NY/Springfield Gardens) ran the 800m in 2:04.26, coming in 9th place and setting a new personal best.

David Casillas (Bay Shore, NY/Islip) took 20th place in the Javelin with a new personal best of 36.83m (120’10”).

The team now has a record 7 individuals and 2 relays qualified for the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships on May 19-20th at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. This list includes…100m – Ian Morgan; 200m – Ian Morgan; 4x100m Relay; 4x400m Relay; High Jump – Ian Lovergie; Long Jump – Andre Brown, Reuben Hairston; Triple Jump – Reggie Routier, Patric Santiago; Pole Vault – Shane Smith.

Track Competes at New Icahn Stadium

Apr 22, 2005

N.Y. Relays
@ Icahn Stadium
Randall’s Island, NY
Weather: Rain, 60 degrees

The team initiated the new Icahn Stadium Track Facility on Randall’s Island by placing 5th in the 4x400m Relay in a season best and ECAC Qualifying time of 3:22.98. The all freshman team was Shane Smith (50.9), Reggie Routier (52.5), Reuben Hairston (50.0) and Ian Morgan (48.7).

Soberanes Wins 10,000m at Coach "O" Invitational

Apr 16, 2005

USMMA Coach “O” Invitational
@ U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, NY

Freshman Alberto Soberanes (Elmhurst, NY/Newtown) won the 10,000m run in a personal best 34:11.81. Alberto led the entire race and despite the windy conditions posted this highly competitive time. Later in the meet, he placed seventh in the 5000m run in another personal best of 16:35.1. The team placed in seven other events (4 second place, 1 fourth place, 1 fifth place and 1 sixth place) and had eight personal bests.

Andre Brown (Jamaica/Waterford) took second place in the Long Jump at 7.11m (23’ 4”), bettering his National and ECAC Qualifying performance. He now moves to number three on Farmingdale’s All-Time Long Jump list.

Shane Smith (Brooklyn, NY/Lafayette) placed second in the Pole Vault with a vault of 4.42m (14’ 6”), tying his school record and ECAC Qualifying performance.

Ian Lovergie (Castle Point, NY/Beacon) took second place in the High Jump (1.93m; 6’ 4”), which betters his ECAC Qualifying performance and ties for sixth place on the All-Time list.

The 4x100m Relay team took second place. The team of Kenny Adams (Spring Valley, NY/Ramapo), Nyakeh Charley (Mt. Vernon, NY/Stepinac), Andre Brown and Ian Morgan (Amityville, NY/Amityville) bettered their previous ECAC Qualifying performance.

Reggie Routier (Amityville, NY/Freeport) placed sixth in the Triple Jump in 13.03m (42’ 9”), which is an ECAC Qualifier. He also took fourth place in the 110m High Hurdles in a personal best 16.24 seconds.

The 4x400m Relay team of Shane Smith, Ian Morgan, Reggie Routier and Jason Hernandez (Bay Shore, NY/St. Anthony's) finished in fifth with a time of 3:31.11.

Mariamah Conteh (Bronx, NY/St. Barnabas) recorded personal bests in the 100m (14.69 seconds) and the 200m (29.10 seconds).

David Casillas (Bay Shore, NY/Islip) threw a personal best in the Hammer Throw at 29.25m (95’ 11”). He also had a personal best in the Javelin, with a throw of 35.54m (116’ 7”).

The Rams will now compete in the Collegiate Track Conference Championships next weekend, April 23rd – 24th, at DeSales University in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Ian Morgan Stars in Princeton Invitational

Apr 9, 2005

Sam Howell Princeton Invitational
@ Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

The Outdoor Track team traveled to Princeton University on April 8th – 9th for the Sam Howell Princeton Invitational meet, their second meet of the season. Freshman Ian Morgan (Amityville, NY/Amityville) placed third in the 100m Dash (10.82) and placed seventh in the 200m in 21.74. Both are ECAC and NCAA Division III Provisional Qualifying performances. Morgan now joins teammate Andre Brown in the NCAA Championships in Waverly, Iowa on May 26-28th and joins seven teammates for the ECAC’s in Springfield, Massachusetts on May 19-20th. Morgan also combined with Kenny Adams (Spring Valley, NY/Ramapo), Nyakeh Charley (Mt. Vernon, NY/Stepinac) and Reuben Hairston (Freeport, NY/Freeport) to place fifth in the 4x100m Relay in 43.40. This betters the previous ECAC Qualifying time that was set at the Christopher Newport meet on April 2nd. Ian completed the day by running 48.76 on the 4x400m Relay. Morgan is now fifth on the All-Time 200m Farmingdale list and seventh on Farmingdale’s All-Time 100m list.

Other notable performances:
Ian Lovergie – High Jump, 7th place, 1.90m (6’ 2 ¾”) – ECAC Qualifier
Shane Smith – Pole Vault, 8th place, 4.42 (13’ 11 ¼”); and 50.04 on 4x400m Relay


Rams Qualify for Championship Events in First Outdoor Meet

Apr 3, 2005

Christopher Newport "Captains" Classic
@ Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA

The Farmingdale State Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track team traveled to Newport News, Virginia for the Christopher Newport "Captains" Classic on Saturday, April 2nd. Due to the inclement weather, most of the field events were moved indoors, while the running events were delayed four hours with many events cancelled. Despite the conditions, three individuals and one relay team qualified for the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship’s on May 19th and 20th at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. One individual also qualified for the NCAA Division III National Championships. The National Championship’s will be held at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa on May 26-28.

Freshman Shane Smith placed 1st and broke the school record in the pole vault with a vault of 14’6”, qualifying him for the ECAC’s. He just missed qualifying for the NCAA’s by 6 inches, 15’2” is the National qualifying minimum.

Freshman Andre Brown, who just won the Division III Indoor National Championship in the Long Jump, jumped 23’1” to place second in the Long Jump, qualifying him for both the NCAA and ECAC Championships. Andre is now 5th on Farmingdale’s All-Time Long Jump list.

Freshman Reuben Hairston jumped 21’4 ½” to also qualify for the ECAC’s.

The 4x100m Relay team of Kenny Adams, Nyakeh Charley, Reggie Routier and Ian Morgan placed 5th in 44.09. This is an ECAC qualifying time.

Freshman David Casillas placed seventh in the javelin with a throw of 109’ 9 ½”.

The Rams will travel to Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey for the Sam Howell Invitational on April 8th and 9th.