Rams Have two NCAA and Six ECAC Qualifiers at Yale Spring Invitational

Rams Have two NCAA and Six ECAC Qualifiers at Yale Spring Invitational

Yale Spring Invitational

Yale University - New Haven, Conn.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Weather - 65 Degrees, Sunny

New Haven, Conn. - The men's and women's team cleaned up in the nice weather at the Yale Spring Invitational. The teams produced a new school record, two National Provisional qualifiers, six new ECAC qualifiers and 10 personal bests at the meet.

The women's 4x100m relay of Victoria Mandat*, Kathleen Clermont, Faustine Chukwuezi and Corine Magee ran 48.44 to break the school record they set on April 21st at the Stockton Quad Meet. This is a National Provisional qualifying mark. With the 4x200m record they set at the Penn Relays, they now have broken three relay records in the last three meets.

Senior captain Gregory Denis* (Tallahassee, Fla.) ran the 400m intermediate hurdles in a personal best 53.75, to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships. Denis' 400IH time is now ranked second all-time at Farmingdale State College.

Chukwuezi improved her National and ECAC qualifying triple jump mark with a personal best leap of 11.72m (38' 5 1/2"). She now is ranked second all-time in the triple jump at Farmingdale.

ECAC Qualifiers:

Long Jump - Qasim Ellis - 6.85m (22' 5 3/4")

Hammer - Mike Jang - 50.54m (165' 10") #2 on FSC All-Time List (Personal Best)

              - John Roselle - 48.15m (157' 11") #3 on FSC All-Time List (Personal Best)

200m - Kathleen Clermont - 26.01

          - Corine Magee - 25.38 (Improves ECAC qualifying mark)

          - Deshaun Thomas - 21.98 (T#7 on FSC All-Time List) Personal Best

400IH - Steven Brown - 56.32

4x400m Relay - Daquan Grant, Steven Brown, Gregory Denis*, Deshaun Thomas - 1st place - 3:19.31 (#10 on FSC All-Time List) Improves ECAC qualifying mark

Personal Bests:

Pole Vault - John Verderber - 4.35m (14' 3 1/4") #3 on FSC All-Time List

400m Hurdles - Marjorie Diemicke - 67.59 (Improves to #3 on FSC All-Time List)

1500m - Russell Darress - 4:12.10

400m - Daquan Grant - 52.44

          - Matt Collorafi - 55.19