January 15, 2010

Chukwuezi Qualifies for Nationals with School Record in Triple Jump

Chukwuezi Qualifies for Nationals with School Record in Triple Jump

- Rams have a team record qualified for ECAC's -


Manhattan, N.Y. - Freshman Faustine Chukwuezi (Central Islip, N.Y./Central Islip) broke the school record in the Triple Jump with a mark of 11.54m (37' 10 1/2"), an NCAA Division III National Provisional qualifying distance. Faustine currently tops the National performance list for the NCAA Division III National Championship at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.

Freshman Vicky Mandat (West Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon) qualified for the ECAC's with a 9.51 mark in the 60m Hurdles. This converts to a time of 8.93 for the 55m Hurdles event, which she will run at the ECAC Championships.

The women's team has a team record three individual ECAC qualifiers in four events and one relay.

Additional Notable Performances

60m: Corine Magee - 7.92 - 1st place in "B" final

1000m: Melissa Bonilla - 3:23.04 - #2 on All-Time list

The Rams will compete next at the Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday, January 23rd at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

 

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