Women Place Fourth at CTC's Relays
- Rams Break Two School Records; Qualify Three for the ECAC's -
New Haven, Conn. - The Farmingdale State women's indoor track team had the best team finish in program history this weekend at the Collegiate Track Conference (CTC) Relays at Yale University. The Rams finished in fourth place led by freshmen Vicki Mandat (West Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon), Corine Magee (Mastic, N.Y./William Floyd) and Faustine Chukwuezi (Central Islip, N.Y./Central Islip), who combined for two individual wins, three relay wins and three ECAC qualifiers.
Farmingdale's two individual wins were recorded by Mandat and Chukwuezi. Mandat won the individual 55m Hurdles in 9.22, while Chukwuezi won the individual Long Jump competition.
Mandat combined with senior Nicole Zarek (Massapequa, N.Y./Farmingdale) to win the 55m Hurdles Relay. She then combined with Chukwuezi to win the Triple Jump Relay, while they also both ran for the record setting 4x200m Relay with Magee and freshman Kathleen Clermont (Uniondale, N.Y./Uniondale).
Magee posted a time of 7.31 in the 55m Dash to qualify for the ECAC Championships in March.
Senior captain Gina Pierre (Wyandanch, N.Y./St. John the Baptist) broke her own school record in the 20-pound Weight Throw with a toss of 13.41m (44").
The Rams run next at the Ursinus Five Team Meet on Friday, December 11th at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.
Medal Winning Relays
Victoria Mandat, 9.22, Individual Winner, #3 on All-Time list
Nicole Zarek, 9.83
Casey Bergin, 9.89, #10 on All-Time list
Triple Jump Relay
Faustine Chukwuezi, 10.76m (35' 3 1/4"), ECAC Qualifier, #7 on All-Time list
Victoria Mandat, 10.02m (32" 10 1/2"), #10 on All-Time list
Kathleen Clermont, Faustine Chukwuezi, Victoria Mandat, Corine Magee - 1:47.77, New school record, ECAC Qualifier
Corine Magee, 7.31, ECAC Qualifier, #2 on All-Time list
Kathleen Clermont, 7.90
Other Notable Performances
Faustine Chukwuezi, 16'9", Individual Winner, #7 on All-Time list
Melissa Bonilla, Marjorie Diemicke, Angelica Medford, Katherine Monti, 11:09.92, 4th place, #5 on All-Time list
1. Sacred Heart - 73
2. Stockton College - 34
3. DeSales University - 28
4. Farmingdale State - 26
5. Ramapo College - 23
6. Stevens Institute - 20
7. Kean University - 11
8. Hunter College - 8
9. Lehman College - 8
10. Rutgers-Newark - 5
11. St. Joseph's - 4