Rams Win 6 Events, 7 ECAC Qualifiers at Christopher Newport
Apr 1, 2007

Christopher Newport Captain's Classic

@ Christopher Newport University

Newport News, Va.

Weather: Partly Sunny, 65-70 degrees

Newport News, Va. - The men's and women's outdoor track team traveled to Newport News, Virginia to compete in the Captain's Classic Invitational hosted by Division III powerhouse Christopher Newport University. The team excelled at the meet winning six events and posting seven ECAC qualifying performances. They also had six second place finishes and six third place finishes.

In the running events, Andrew Sanchez won the Men's 800-meter in a time of 2:01.55, while Chris Herbst also placed atop his event, the 400-meter Intermediate Hurdles. The men's 4x400-meter Relay of Kensely Norian, Jason Chin Chitty, Azell Green and Akil Williams finished first in 3:23.96, also qualifying for the ECAC's.

The field events called for three first place finishes by the Rams. Akil Williams had a first place, ECAC Qualifying High Jump of 6'6" (1.96 meters). Reuben Hairston won the Long Jump with a leap of 20' 6 1/2". David Casillas set a personal best with a 131' 7" Hammer Throw to move into 3rd place All-Time in the Farmingdale record books for his event.

The women's 4x100-meter Relay of Nicole Zarek, Kerri Ann-Samuels, Brianna DeVito and Ivory Elder placed 2nd in the meet with a time of 55.71 which moves them to 7th All-Time in the Farmingdale record books. DeVito also placed 3rd in the High Jump and moved to 4th All-Time at Farmingdale with a 4' 9 3/4" jump.

Farmingdale will compete next on April 14th at the Coach "O" Invitational at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.

Meet Highlights


Men's 400-meter: Kensley Norian - 2nd place - 49.91 - ECAC Qualifier, Personal best

Men's 800-meter: Andrew Sanchez - 1st place - 2:01.55; Ray Thomas - 3rd place - 2:03.66

Men's 110-meter High Hurdles: Chris Herbst - 3rd place - 15.68 - ECAC Qualifier

Men's 400-meter Intermediate Hurdles: Chris Herbst - 1st place - 58.45

Men's 4x100-meter Relay: Jason Chin Chitty, Azell Green, Reuben Hairston, Kensley Norian - 2nd place - 43.14 - ECAC Qualifier

Women's 4x100-meter Relay: Nicole Zarek, Kerri Ann-Samuels, Brianna DeVito, Ivory Elder - 2nd place - 55.71 - #7 on All-Time Farmingdale list

Men's 4x400-meter Relay: Kensley Norian, Jason Chin Chitty, Azell Green, Akil Williams - 1st place - 3:23.96 - ECAC Qualifier


Men's High Jump: Akil Williams - 1st place - 1.98m (6'6") - ECAC Qualifier

Women's High Jump: Brianna DeVito - 3rd place - 1.47m (4' 9 3/4") - #4 on All-Time Farmingdale list

Men's Long Jump: Reuben Hairston - 1st place - 6.26m (20' 6 1/2")

Men's Triple Jump: Reggie Routier - 2nd place - 13.48m (44' 2 3/4") - ECAC Qualifier - #10 on All-Time Farmingdale list; Reuben Hairston - 3rd place - 13.24m (43' 5 1/4")

Men's Hammer Throw: David Casillas - 1st place - 40.12m (131' 7") - #3 on All-Time Farmingdale list - Personal best; Chris Okolie - 3rd place - 34.84m (114' 4") - #4 on All-Time Farmingdale list - Personal best; Alex Rubino - 6th place - 31.51m (103' 5") - #6 on All-Time Farmingdale list

Men's Shot Put: Chris Okolie - 2nd place - 12.69m (41' 7 3/4")

Men's Discus: Alex Rubino - 2nd place - 38.67m (126' 10"); Chris Okolie - 3rd place - 37.51m (123')

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