May 7, 2008

Rams Shine at USMMA Invitational

Rams Shine at USMMA Invitational

USMMA Invitational @ U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - Kings Point, N.Y.

Weather: Cloudy, 50 degree


Kings Point, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State Outdoor Track team shined at the USMMA Invitational on Saturday, May 3rd, winning seven events and taking second place in four others. Freshman Alexandra Smith won both the Long Jump (5.22m, 17' 1 1/2") and Triple Jump (10.32m, 33' 10 1/4") with personal best performances. Ali's Long Jump qualifies her for the ECAC Championships and places her 5th on the All-Time Farmingdale women's Long Jump list. She is also 5th on the All-Time Triple Jump list.

Freshman Qasim Ellis also won the Long Jump with a 6.86m (22' 6 1/4") jump. This improves his ECAC qualifying performance, is a personal best and moves him to 8th on Farmingdale's All-Time Long Jump list.

Additional Scorers:

Men

400m Intermediate Hurdles - Gregory Denis, 1st place, 58.82

Hammer Throw - David Casillas, 1st place, 44.24m (145' 2")

4x400m Relay - Kensley Norian, Gregory Denis, John Bates, Chris Herbst, 1st place, 3:24.94

100m - Chris Herbst, 2nd place, 11.63

Discus Throw - Chris Okolie, 2nd place, 45.52m (149' 4")

Triple Jump - Mike Leeb, 2nd place, 12.31m (40' 4 3/4")

Women

Hammer Throw - Gina Pierre, 1st place, 30.06m (98' 7")

Long Jump - Keisha Miller, 2nd place, 4.81m (15' 9 1/2"), 9th on All-Time list

 

The Rams will now run at the Last Chance Meet at Icahn Stadium in Randalls Island, N.Y.

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