Men Place 23rd, Women 27th at ECAC Championships

Men Place 23rd, Women 27th at ECAC Championships

Men Place 23rd, Women 27th at ECAC Championships

ECAC Track & Field Championships

May 13-14, 2010

Springfield College - Springfield, Mass.

Weather - Sunny, 75 Degrees

Springfield, Mass. - The Farmingdale State men's and women's outdoor track teams each scored 10 points to place 23rd and 27th respectively at the ECAC Championships held at Springfield College. There were 72 teams from the east participating with 48 scoring in the men's and 50 scoring in the women's meet.

The top scoring for the women's team was freshman MVP Corine Magee (Mastic Beach, N.Y./William Floyd). Magee placed third in the 200m (25.62), sixth in the 100m (12.52) and teamed with Victoria Mandat, Kathleen Clermont and Faustine Chukwuezi on the eighth place 4x100m relay. The teams score and place was the highest in the programs history.

The men's team had four scorers at the ECAC Championships. Junior Qasim Ellis (Farmingdale, N.Y./Farmingdale) placed fourth in the triple jump with a jump of 14.17m (46' 5 3/4"). Junior Jeff St. Simon (Farmingdale, N.Y./South Farmingdale) placed eighth in the same event with a jump of 13.97m (45' 10"). Junior Greg Denis (Tallahassee, Fla./Elmont Memorial), the outdoor track Most Valuable Player, ran a personal best 54.81 for the 400m intermediate hurdles to place sixth. His time of 54.81 places him third on the Farmingdale State College All-Time List. Freshman Donnell Jones (Brooklyn, N.Y./Valley Stream Central) placed eighth in the long jump with a leap of 6.56m (21' 6").

Farmingdale State has two provisional qualifiers for the NCAA Division III Championships which will be held at Baldwin Wallace College in Cleveland, Ohio on May 27-29. Magee qualified in the 100m (12.25) and 200m (25.03), while Chukwuezi triple jumped 11.38m (37' 4") to qualify.