TRACK & FIELD WRAPS UP 2016 AT PRINCETON INVITE
PRINCETON, NJ- Monmouth University’s men’s and women’s indoor track and field team competed against some of the best New Jersey and Eastern PA had to offer at the 2016 Princeton Invitational Sunday.
Quotes & Notes
“We had some great field event marks and very nice early-season efforts on the track,” said Monmouth Head Coach Joe Compagni. “The next step as we build toward a successful season is to keep the positive momentum with our training going through finals and the break.”
§ Senior Tim Wilson’s weight throw mark of 19.85m is the 3rd best in school history and 10th in all of Division I this year. He finished only to Princeton’s Adam Kelly whose mark of 21.54m leads the nation.
§ Wilson took over the Monmouth Hawks snapchat account at the start of the day- watch the team compete @MUHawks
§ Freshman Khalid Slocum moves to 2nd in school history in the 60m with his time of 6.82. His time is an IC4A qualifier and 18th in the country so far this year.
§ Slocum won the long jump with a mark (7.22m), which is also an IC4A qualifier and among the top 25 in the country this year.
§ After coming from behind to win the 300 last week, Nioami Miranda did the same at Princeton in the 400 to win again this week.
§ Troy Andretta’s weight throw mark of 19.85m (4th place today) is an IC4A qualifying mark
§ Monmouth athletes went 1-2-3 in the women’s long jump
§ Miranda’s winning time in the 400m was 1:00.38
§ Junior Brian Sosoo qualified for IC4As with his 6.85 time in the 60m
§ Freshman Peter Guerriero won the 200m with an IC4A qualifying time of 22.61.
§ Senior Casey Sturts took third in the pole vault (3.50m)
Today’s meet was the final of 2016 with the Hawks back on the track at the Wagner Indoor Invitational on January 6, 2017 and at Rutgers the following day.
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