Women's Outdoor Track and Field

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