Men Win Vassar College Open; Women Place Fourth
- Men's team wins all six events -
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State outdoor track team rested most of the runners this weekend but the field event athletes dominated at the Vassar Open.
Senior captain Gina Pierre (Wyandanch, N.Y./St. John the Baptist) broke her hammer record for the third time this season with a toss of 43.78m (143' 8"). This qualifies Pierre for her first ever ECAC Championships on May 13-14 at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass.
The men's team won all six events (5 field, 1 running) they participated in, with Farmingdale sweeping the top-4 or top-5 in numerous events.
The Rams next travel to Icahn Stadium in Randall's Island, N.Y. for the NYC Qualifying Challenge on Friday, May 7th and Saturday, May 8th.
Summary (Men) -
800m - Sean Daly (1:59.30) 1st Place, Personal Best
- Russell Darress (2:00.77) 2nd Place
Long Jump - Donnell Jones (6.61m / 21' 8 1/4") 1st Place, Season Best
- James Owen (6.25m / 20' 6 1/4") 2nd Place, Season Best
- Jeff St. Simon (6.07m / 20' 3 1/2") 3rd Place
Triple Jump - Jeff St. Simon (13.85m / 45' 5 1/4") 1st Place, Season Best, #6 on FSC All-Time List
Shot Put - Mike Jang (13.57m / 44' 6 1/4") 1st Place, #9 on FSC All-Time List
- John Roselle (12.65m / 41' 6") 2nd Place
- Darius Barnes (11.64m / 38' 2 1/2") 3rd Place
- Dylan Caragher (11.48m / 37' 8") 4th Place, Personal Best
Hammer Throw - Ed Brown (48.95m / 160' 7") 1st Place
- John Roselle (47.25m / 155' 0") 2nd Place, Personal Best
- Mike Jang (43.09m / 141' 4") 3rd Place, Personal Best
- Dylan Caragher (38.75m / 127' 1") 4th Place, Personal Best
- Darius Barnes (32.69m / 108' 0") 5th Place, Personal Best
Javelin - Jeff St. Simon (43.64m / 143' 2") 1st Place, Personal Best, #7 on FSC All-Time List
- James Owen (39.96m / 131' 1") 2nd Place, Personal Best
Javelin - Nicole Zarek (20.20m / 66' 3 1/4") 3rd Place, Personal Best, #8 on FSC All-Time List
100m Hurdles - Nicole Zarek (17.90) 3rd Place