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Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information

TRACK AND FIELD POSTS STRONG MARKS AT PRINCETON

Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
         
Release: April 08, 2017
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PRINCETON, NJ- Monmouth men’s and women’s track and field concluded a two-day meet at the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton University, competing in the meet on Friday and Saturday.

Corey Murphy (Yaphank, NY/Longwood) posted the third best mark in school history in the shot put, firing 18.78m to win the event. His mark is just behind All-Americans Jon Kalnas and Errol Jeffrey. He led numerous Hawks to post ECAC/IC4A qualifying marks or times in the two days.


NOTES AND QUOTES
“We saw many very good improvements, but we know we have a lot to work on technically in every area as we move into the heart of the season.” – head coach Joe Compagni

-Corey Murphy won the shot put with the third best mark in Monmouth history at 18.78m.
-Jade Cunningham finished second in the discus, a new ECAC qualifier at 42.65m.
-Tim Wilson marked in second in the hammer throw at 60.09m, while Troy Andretta finished fourth.
-Freshman Pete Guerriero took fourth in the men's 200m with an IC4A time of 21.86.
-Andrea Olsen qualified for ECAC competition in the 100 hurdles at 14.44.
-The women’s 4x400 qualified for ECAC’s with a time of 3:50.49.
-Monmouth’s men’s 4x100 team qualified for IC4A’s with a winning time of 41.72 seconds.
-Bryan Sosoo ran 10.77 to win the men’s 100, trailed narrowly by freshman Peter Guerriero at 10.91 in third. Sosoo qualified for IC4A’s in the process.
-Monmouth hurdlers took three of the top six places in the women's 400m hurdles, led by Andrea Olsen in second at 62.42. McKenna Coakley was fifth and Nia Driver finished in sixth. Olsen’s mark was enough to qualify for ECAC’s.

NUMBERS CRUNCH
-Monmouth claimed second in the women's 4x400m with a time of 3:50.49.
-Senior Maggie Hanlon won the women's 3000m run in 10:16.
-Sophomores Darius Howe and Mike Pepper finished one-two in the men's triple jump, posting marks of 14.42m and 14.33m.
-Freshman Eric Moul ended up seventh in the 400m hurdles with a time of 56.24.
-Junior Domoah Kutu-Akoi tied for second (5.63m) in women's long jump with a leap of 5.63m. MU also had finishers in third and fourth in the event.
-Sophomores Greg Stickle and Mike Pepper claimed fourth and sixth in the men's long jump with marks of 6.95m and 6.83m respectively.
-Sophomore Mark Orlando earned 3rd in the men's javelin with a throw of 61.36m.
-Stephanie Roones and Faith Blamon threw 41.85m and 41.20m to lead the Hawks in the women's javelin in second and third.
-Sophomore Chloe Angelini jumped 1.60m in the women's high jump to take secosnd. Coakley jumped 1.55m to grab fifth place.
-Allison Taub led the women's shot put at 13.79m as Monmouth held seven of the top nine spots.
-Malcolm Chavis ran 49.56 to finish fifth in the men's 400m.
-The men's 4x100m (Sosoo, Bickmore, Schober, Guerriero) earned a narrow victory over Princeton in 41.71 seconds.
-Corey Murphy threw a personal best of 18.78m in the men's shot put. The throw earned him the highest ranking collegiate at the meet.
-Tionna Garner finished in 55.95 to lead the Hawks with four top-10 finishers in the women’s 400.
-Rachael Baker hit a career best of 18:11.53 in the 5k.
-Ninth and 10th overall (eighth and ninth of collegians) in the hammer were Taylor Thrunk (48.74m - 159'11") & Jordan Wildermuth (48.39 - 158'9").
-A mark of 168'4" (51.30m) for Alicia Hester in the hammer was seventh overall and sixth collegian in a field that included a returning NCAA champion.
-Kennisha Okereke hit 176'1" (53.69m) to take 6th overall & 5th among collegians in the hammer.

UP NEXT
-The Hawks will compete at the Bison Outdoor Classic and the Greyhound Invitational next weekend.

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