Rams Excel at Penn Invitational

Rams Excel at Penn Invitational

Rams Excel at Penn Invitational

Penn Invitational - Franklin Field - University of Pennsylvania

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 - Weather - Sunny, 70 Degrees

Philadelphia, Penn. - The men's and women's teams performed well against strong Division I and II competition at the prestigious Penn Invitational, on Saturday, April 3rd. The team set two school records, had six new ECAC qualifiers, placed in events and set numerous personal bests.

Freshman Corine Magee (Mastic Beach, N.Y./William Floyd) broke the 200m school record running 25.41. Magee set the record last week at the Farmingdale Invitational, before breaking it this week. She has now set the indoor and outdoor 200m record six times. Corine placed sixth in the event, placed fourth in the 100m (12.49) and anchored the ECAC qualifying fifth place 4x100m relay (49.11). She currently ranks #3 and #4 respectively on the ECAC 100m and 200m list.

Junior Nick David (Mount Sinai, N.Y./Mount Sinai) set the pole vault school record and placed sixth in the event with a vault of 4.55m (14' 11"). David tied the previous school record last week at the Farmingdale Invitational.

The 4x400m relay of Steven Brown, Samar Hall, Greg Denis and Deshaun Thomas ran 3:19.75, to place fifth and qualify for the ECAC Championship. This was the fastest time in the last three years and ranks #2 on the ECAC Performance List

In the first two meets, 10 individuals and three relays have qualified for the ECAC Championship on May 14th-15th at Springfield College in Massachusetts. Farmingdale State next will travel to Rowan University for the Rowan University Open on Friday, April 9th.


Additional Performances


400 Intermediate Hurdles – Greg Denis, 55.41 (7th) #4 on FSC All-Time List, ECAC Qualifying, Personal Best

3000m Steeplechase – Sean Tiernan, 9:58.60 (6th)

1500m – Sean Daly, 4:08.48, Personal Best

4x100m Relay – Donnell Jones, Yaw Affum, Steven Brown, Deshaun Thomas, 44.03 (3rd)

4x800m Relay – Sean Daly, Russell Darress, James Owen, Eddie Lopez, 8:22.06 (5th) #10 on FSC All-Time List

Triple Jump – Jeffrey St. Simon, 13.88m (45’ 6 ½”) (2nd) ECAC Qualifying

                       Qasim Ellis, 13.86m (45’ 5 ¼”) (4th) ECAC Qualifying

Shot Put – John Roselle, 13.74m (45’ 1”) (5th) Personal Best

Discus – John Roselle, 39.99m (131’ 2”) (6th) Personal Best

              Ed Brown, 39.79m (7th)


4x100m Relay – Vicky Mandat, Kathleen Clermont, Faustine Chukwuezi, Corine Magee, 49.11 (5th) #2 on FSC All-Time List

1500m – Melissa Bonilla, 5:22.62, #7 on FSC All-Time List

800m – Melissa Bonilla, 2:33.59, #10 on FSC All-Time List

Triple Jump – Faustine Chukwuezi, 11.20m (36’ 9”) (6th) ECAC Qualifying, #3 on FSC All-Time List

200m – Vicky Mandat, 26.69, #7 on FSC All-Time List

              Kathleen Clermont, 26.72, #8 on FSC All-Time List

Additional FSC All-Time List Performances


3000m Steeplechase – Sean Tiernan, 9:57.3 (2nd)

Hammer – Ed Brown, 163’ 6” (New School Record)

                  John Roselle, 139’ 6” (4th)

                  Mike Jang, 126’ 3” (6th)

Discus – Ed Brown, 139’ 4” (9th)

Decathlon – James Owen, 4,972 pts. (6th)


100m – Corine Magee, 12.38 (2nd)

              Janel Monah, 13.40 (10th)

100m Hurdles – Vicky Mandat, 15.41 (New School Record)

5000m – Melissa Bonilla, 20:31.52 (4th)

Hammer – Gina Pierre, 134’ 4” (New School Record)

Long Jump – Faustine Chukwuezi, 15’ 11” (T9th)

Triple Jump – Vicky Mandat, 33’ 8 ¾” (6th)

High Jump – Dominique Cunningham, 4’ 6 ¼” (7th)

Javelin – Nicole Zarek, 48’ 7” (10th)