Men's Indoor Track and Field

Rams Capture Team Title at NYU Team Challenge

Rams Capture Team Title at NYU Team Challenge

Rams Capture Team Title at NYU Team Challenge

- Men Finish 1st, Women Finish 6th at Prestigious Meet -

Meet Results

Manhattan, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's indoor track team scored 103 points to capture the team title at the NYU Team Challenge on Saturday, February 19th at the New Balance Track and Field Center. Nine of the top 10 teams in the East were assembled by NYU to compete in this Division III event, including NYU, Haverford, Rochester, RPI, Oneonta, Johns Hopkins, Muhlenberg and Swarthmore.

The men's meet went down to the final event, as sophomore John Verderber (Aquebogue, N.Y./Riverhead) won the Pole Vault with a jump of 4.35m (14' 3") to put the Rams in the lead over Rochester (100 points). This was a true team effort with three first places, five second places and four third places.

The women's team won five events to place 6th at the meet. Sophomore Corine Magee (Mastic, N.Y./William Floyd) won both the 60m Dash (7.87) and 200m Dash (25.60). Corine's 200m time breaks her school record for the fifth time. She also anchored the winning 4x200m Relay team in a blazing anchor leg of 25.14 seconds.

Sophomore Faustine Chukwuezi (Central Islip, N.Y./Central Islip) won the Triple Jump with a leap of 11.41m (37' 5") for an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Faustine also won the Long Jump with a season best jump of 5.08m (16' 6"). Sophomore Vicky Mandat (West Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon) qualified for the ECAC Championships in the 200m with a time of 26.76.

The Rams who qualified will next travel to the ECAC Championships on March 4th and 5th at the New Balance Track & Field Center in New York, N.Y.


Outstanding Performances


60m: Donnell Jones, 7.17, 3rd place

4x400m Relay: Shawn Mulbern, Greg Denis, Daquan Grant, Steve Brown, 3:28.71, 3rd place

35Lb Weight Throw: Ed Brown, 16.33m (53' 7"), 2nd place; John Roselle, 15.88m (52' 1 1/4"), 3rd place

Shot Put: Mike Jang, 13.90m (45' 7 1/4"), 2nd place

Pole Vault: John Verderber, 4.35m (14' 3"), 1st place, #4 on All-Time list

60m High Hurdles: Steve Brown, 8.83, 2nd place

Triple Jump: Qasim Ellis, 13.83m (45' 3"), 1st place

Long Jump: Donnell Jones, 6.75m (22' 1"), 1st place; Qasim Ellis, 6.71m (22'), 2nd place

High Jump: Steve Brown, 1.87m (6' 2"), 2nd place

500m: Greg Denis, 1:07.34, 3rd place, Improves ECAC Qualifier


Triple Jump: Faustine Chukwuezi, 11.41m (37' 5"), 1st place, NCAA provisional qualfiier

200m: Corine Magee, 25.60, 1st place, New School Record

60m: Corine Magee, 7.87, 1st place

Long Jump: Faustine Chukwuezi, 5.08m (16' 6"), 1st place

4x200m Relay: Vicky Mandat, Faustine Chukwuezi, Katherine Hoskins, Corine Magee, 1:47.82, 1st place, #2 on All-Time list, ECAC Qualifier

60m Hurdles: Vicky Mandat, 9.22, 2nd place

200m: Vicky Mandat, 26.76, 5th place, #4 on All-Time list, ECAC Qualifier


Men's Team Scores   Women's Team Scores
Rank Team Name Score   Rank Team Name Score
1 Farmingdale State 103   1 Oneonta 114
2 Rochester 100   2 Rochester 113
3 RPI 92   3 NYU 87.5
4 NYU 81   4 Johns Hopkins 78
5 Oneonta 71   5 RPI 71
6 Johns Hopkins 61   6 Farmingdale State 66
7 Muhlenberg 55   7 Haverford 54
8 Haverford 43   8 Muhlenberg 45
9 Swarthmore 18   9 Swarthmore 28.5
        10 Columbia 16