Ewa and Parkinson Win Events at NJAC Championships

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Glassboro, N.J. - The Farmingdale State men's and women's outdoor track team competed in the NJAC Championships on Saturday-Sunday, May 6-7. The men's team finished in 5th overall, while the women placed 9th as a team.

Junior Jyaire Ewa (Stamford, Conn.) took the crown in the Hammer Throw, breaking his own school record on his third toss of the day, at 54.85m (179' 11").

Senior Jovanni Parkinson (Wyandanch, N.Y.) won the 400m in a time of 49.50 seconds, after posting the best time in the Prelims, 49.00. Jovanni also finished in 3rd in the 200m with an ECAC qualifying 21.77.

Junior Stephen Schmidt took 2nd place in the Discus with an ECAC qualifying toss of 44.03m (144' 5"). He also finished 4th in the Hammer, 45.50m, improving to #6 All-Time.

In the 400m Hurdles, junior Idowu Bamisile (Brooklyn, N.Y.) finished in 2nd place with an ECAC qualifying 54.44, improving to #4 All-Time. He also posted a 5th place finish in the 110m Hurdles in 15.43 seconds, ranking him 10th All-Time.

Freshman James O'Brien (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) took 4th place in the 3000m Steeplechase with a time of 10:03.95.

In the relays, the men's 4x100m of Anthony Miller Jr. (Yonkers, N.Y.), Philip Sellitto (Levittown, N.Y.), George and Parkinson finished in 2nd place improving their ECAC qualifier and All-Time #7 ranking with a time of 42.46 seconds.

The women's 4x400m relay of Giselle Barrios (Central Islip, N.Y.), Nicole Ferguson (Shirley, N.Y.), Nicole Franz (Melville, N.Y.) and Rae-Anne Guglielmo (West Babylon, N.Y.) took an 8th place finish in 4:30.33 and moved to #9 on the All-Time list.

Other highlights:

Richard Zapata, Men's Pole Vault, 4th place, 4.00m

Nicholas Zeolla, Men's Hammer, 6th place, 42.44m, improved to #8 All-Time

Philip Sellitto, Men's 200m, 4th place, 22.16, ECAC qualifier

Chad George, Men's 100m, 3rd place, 10.98.

Wendell Brand Jr., Men's Long Jump, 7th place, 6.69m; Men's Triple Jump, 7th place, 13.59m, ECAC qualifier.

Tunisia Solomon, Women's Triple Jump, 8th place, 10.33m (33' 10.75")

Ashley Searing, Women's Hammer, 11th place, 28.44m, improved to #5 All-Time

Joseph McKeon, Men's Javelin, 15th place, moved to #7 All-Time


Next up for the Rams is the ECAC Championships on May 17-18 at Westfield State University in Westfield, Mass.