Rams Win Three Events at USMMA Invitational
May 5, 2007

USMMA Invitational

Kings Point, N.Y.

Weather: Sunny, 65-70 degrees

Kings Point, N.Y. - Led by National Provisional qualifier Akil Williams, the men's team won three events in the past weekend's USMMA Invitational including the High Jump, Discus and 110-meter High Hurdles.

Akil jumped 2.02-meters (6'8") to qualify for the NCAA Division III Nationals to be held at the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on May 24th - 26th. Akil joins Reggie Routier, who has previously qualified in the Triple Jump. This is the first time since becoming an NCAA Division III prgram that two athletes may be traveling to the National Championships.

Akil is now tied for 2nd place on the All-Time list and just 1-inch off the school record. Chris Okolie won the Discus in an ECAC qualifying and personal best 42.73-meters (140'2"). Chris is now #5 on the All-Time list.

More Highlights

Earl Noel won the 110-meter High Hurdles in a time of 15.59.

Reuben Hairston placed second in the Long Jump in an ECAC qualifying 6.76-meter (22' 2 1/4").

David Casillas placed third in the Hammer Throw with a toss of 38.77-meters.

Reggie Routier placed third in the Triple Jump with a 14.00-meter (45' 11 3/4") performance.

Chris Herbst placed fourth in the 400-meter Intermediate Hurdles in 57.83.

Cathryn McLean placed 3rd in the High Jump with a jump of 1.47-meters (4'10").

Ivory Elder won her heat in both the 100-meter (13.39) and 200-meter (27.59) dashes. Ivory is 10th on Farmingdale's All-Time list for the 100-meter.

ECAC Qualifiers

The Rams now have 11 individual qualifiers in nine events for the upcoming ECAC Championships at Oneonta on May 17-18.

Reggie Routier: Triple Jump (47'), 100m High Hurdles (15.60)

Reuben Hairston: Long Jump (22'2"), Triple Jump (44' 1/2"), 4x100m Relay

Chris Herbst: 110m High Hurdles (15.35), Triple Jump (43'11")

Kurt Johns-Harris: Triple Jump (43')

Akil Williams: High Jump (6'8"), 4x400m Relay

Kensley Norian: 400m (49.58), 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay

Chris Okolie: Discus (140' 2 1/4")

Earl Noel: 100m High Hurdles (15.59)

Jason Chin Chitty: 4x100m Relay

Azell Green: 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay

Jermaine Carter: 4x400m Relay

4x100m Relay Team: 43.14

4x400m Relay Team: 3:19.70

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