- Nilsen wins pole vault, Rams place in nine events -
Melville, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's and women's indoor track teams opened the 2014-15 season at the St. John's "Bill Ward" Invitational at St. Anthony's High School on Monday.
Sophomore Karl Nilsen (Smithtown, N.Y.) won the pole vault for the second straight year with a vault of 3.95M (12' 11 3/4"). Sophomore Stephen Schmidt (Levittown, N.Y.) placed in two events as he took third in the shot put with a throw of 12.60M (41' 4 1/4") and fifth in the 35lb. weight throw (12.85M / 42' 2"). Schmidt's mark in the weight throw is a new personal best by five feet and moves him to #8 on the FSC All-Time List.
Sophomore Maia Cadle-Hinton (Huntington, N.Y.) earned a sixth place finish in the 20lb. weight throw for the women with a toss of 13.30M (47' 7 3/4").
Farmingdale State next will compete at the Manhattan College Invitational on Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December 13th.
Additional Farmingdale State Scores and Notable Performances:
Triple Jump - Anthony Reynolds - 2nd place - 12.59M (41' 3 3/4")
Long Jump - Nikola Georgiev - 5th place - 6.19M (20' 3 3/4")
60m High Hurdles - Jonathan Gortman - 4th place - 8.82 - New Personal Best, Moves to #2 on FSC All-Time List
60m High Hurdles - Idowu Bamisile - 6th place - 9.24 - #6 on FSC All-Time List
60m High Hurdles - Lewis Meitz - 9.44 - #7 on FSC All-Time List
60m High Hurdles - Andrew Yarde - 9.66 - #8 on FSC All-Time List
400M - Jovanni Parkinson - 5th place - 52.21
4x400M Relay - Andrew Yarde, Phillip O'Brien, Idowu Bamisile, Jovanni Parkinson - 3:33.07
35lb. Weight Throw - Jyaire Ewa - 11.75M (38' 6 3/4") #10 on FSC All-Time List
60M Hurdles - Erin Donovan - 11.34 - #5 on FSC All-Time List