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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

MU women's track report/from MU SID Greg Viscomi

Team Notes

After splitting the team into four different meets last weekend, the Hawks will travel to the the Sam Howell Invitational, hosted on the campus of Princeton University this weekend. Other top performers from Charlotte **include Latasha Dickson if she does not win please*** included Tisifenee Taylor (Woodbury, N.J./Woodbury) who won the long jump with a leap of 20’0 ¼", qualifying her for the NCAA Regionals. Junior Nikki Zwartjes (Burlington, N.J./Burlington) was third in the pole vault, clearing 10’11 ¾". Michelle Losey’s (Piscataway, N.J./Piscataway) time of 56.80 earning her seventh place in the 400m dash. Asha Arneth (Jackson, N.J./Jackson) took home fourth place in the 800m run crossing the line in 2:21.41, Freshman Cailin Lynam (Sparta, N.J./Sparta) had a fifth place finish in the 1500m run with a time of 4:52.28. MU’s 4x400 relay team took home third place, finishing in 3:47.80. The meet featured Charlotte, Davidson, Rhode Island, James Madison, High Point and N.C. State among others. The women’s javelin throwers were the highlight for the Hawks at Maryland, with sophomore Rachel Ferdinand (Califon, N.J./Voorhees) taking second with a toss of 126’10". Tiffany Hahn (Avoca, Pa./Pittston Area) was fourth in the event with a distance of 123’10" while Tia Testa (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial) finished ninth with a throw of 114’02". Rachel Cassata (Yorktown Heights, N.J./Somerville) was sixth in the pole vault, clearing 10’6", with Christine Fatale (Haddonfield, N.J./Haddonfield North) coming in seventh with a height of 10’0".

Monmouth senior Ashley Huffman (South Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) took first place while setting a new school record at the Winthrop Heptathlon. Battling the wind and rain during the first day of competition, Huffman compiled 3,064 points to take the lead after the first four events. The senior ran a 15.24 in the 100m hurdles, jumped 5’4 ½" in the high jump and threw the shot put 35’ 5 ¼". She rounded out the first day by running the 200m in 24.99. On Friday the senior had marks of 19' 41/4" in the long jump, 92'0" in the javelin and a time of 2:27.88 in the 800m for a total of 5,043 points. Her score fell just short of hitting the NCAA provisional mark but breaks her own school record of 4,922 she set in 2005.

At Wagner, freshman Aracelis Lantigua (Elizabeth, N.J./Elizabeth) finished third in the 800m with a time of 2:27.92. Lindsay Rutter (Delran, N.J./Delran) was 10th in the 5,000m, crossing the finish in 20:48.20. Jenn Tarsan (Middlesex, N.J./Middlesex) and Jen Swan (Waldwick, N.J./Waldwick) had solid outings in the jumps for the Blue & White, with Tarsan finishing first in the triple jump (10.22m) and third in the long jump (4.99). Swan finished fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 9.34m and was eighth in the long jump with a distance of 4.49 meters.


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