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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

MU MEN'S TRACK REPORT/from Greg Viscomi of MU

At Charlotte, MU’s throwers stepped up once again, with Marion Easley (Somerville, N.J./Somerville) and Nick Williams (Adamstown, Md./Urbana) taking first and second in the javelin. Easley smashed the competition with a throw of 204’11" with Williams’ throw of 178’04" coming in as the next best toss. Ed Skowronski’s (Hazlet, N.J./Raritan) throw of 201’02" won the hammer and teammate Kyle Hirschklau (Morristown, N.J./Morristown) took fifth with a distance of 149’0". Skowronski and Williams finished two-three in the discus, with throws of 141’07" and 139’06", respectively. The Blue & White finished off the throwing events strong, with Williams, Hirschklau and Skowronski finishing in third, fourth and fifth place. The trio earned marks of 54’4", 51’ 2 ¼" and 48’11 ¾" in the event.

In the track events, senior Martin Suarez III (Burlington, N.J./Holy Cross) took home a third place finish in the 3000m run, finishing with a time of 8:48.95. Junior Jude Rene (Hamilton, N.J./Hamilton North) took home a fifth place finish in the 110m hurdles, crossing the line in 15.31. Fabrice St. Elme (Rahway, N.J./Rahway) was sixth in the 100m, finishing in 10.89, while David Gaines’ (Freehold, N.J./Colt’s Neck) time of 1:53.24 in the 800m was also fifth. The meet featured Charlotte, Davidson, North Carolina A&T, James Madison, High Point and N.C. State among others.

The throwing squad at Maryland also had a fine outing, with Ryan Connell (Nutley, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep) taking first in the hammer with a throw of 168’11". Larry Lundy (Friendsville, Pa./Montrose) was second in the event with a toss of 165’09" and finished second in the discus with a throw of 149’05". Shawn Sabo (Oakland, N.J./Indian Hills) and Gerald Lewis (Vineland, N.J./Vineland) also placed in the discus with a fourth and fifth place finish (144’10" & 144’8"). Lundy rounded out his day with a sixth place showing in the shot put with a distance of 49’3 ½".

Monmouth’s 4x100 relay team of Jerome St. Bernard (Markham, Ontario/Michael McGivney), Dave Martell (Gibbsboro, N.J./Eastern Regional), Chris Taiwo (Budd Lake, N.J./Mt. Olive) and Darrin Chandler (Hackensack, N.J./Paramus Catholic) took fifth place with a time of 43.08. Matt Caporaso’s (Matawan, N.J./Old Bride) time of 9:51.58 earned him seventh in the steeple chase while Craig Segal (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel) finished eighth in the 1500m with a time of 4:00.24.Former MU All-American Bobby Smith won the javelin, with current Hawks Bryan Fill, Tim Raywood and Matt Mizerek taking third, fourth and seventh, respectively.

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