Lamarre Leads Rams at NJAC Championships

Lamarre Leads Rams at NJAC Championships

NJAC Championships

Weather: Day 1, partly sunny, 65 degrees; Day 2 - Very windy, occasional rain, 55 degrees

Ewing, N.J. - The Farmingdale State men's and women's outdoor track team competed in the NJAC Championships this past weekend, hosted by TCNJ. Senior Alix Lamarre (North Bellmore, N.Y.) scored 21 of the teams 46 points by placing 2nd in the long jump 6.80m (22' 3 3/4"), 2nd in the triple jump 13.46m (44' 1/2") and 4th in the high jump 1.83m (6').

The pole vault crew of freshman Karl Nilsen (Smithtown, N.Y.), sophomore Jordan Kohlman (Wantagh, N.Y.), and freshman Bryan Giordano (Brooklyn, N.Y.) all vaulted 4.05m (13' 3 1/2") and based on fewest misses placed 4th, 5th, and 6th, respectively, in the event. This was a personal best for Kohlman and Giordano and moved them into a tie for 10th place on the All-Time list. Giordano also set a personal best in the 100m running 11.55.

Erin Donovan (Farmingdale, N.Y.) continued to improve each week by setting two more personal bests. She placed 8th in the Hammer with a toss of 36.65m (120' 3"). This improved her #4 All-Time list performance. Her second personal best came in the Discus, where she threw 28.79m (94' 5") to improve her #5 All-Time list performance.

Overall, the team finished the meet with 12 personal best performances.

The Rams will now compete in two events at the upcoming ECAC Championships, Alix Lamarre qualified in the Long Jump and Daquan Grant qualified in the Triple Jump.

Additional Scorers:

Men's Hammer - Steve Schmidt, 4th place, 41.39m (135' 9"), Personal best, Moves to #7 on All-Time list

Men's Long Jump - Daquan Grant, 5th place, 6.50m (21' 4")

Men's 100m - James D'Onofrio, 7th place, 11.17 Trials, 11.27 Final

Men's 4X100m Relay - 7th place, Raleigh Axmacher, Luther Hill, Bryan Giordano, James D'Onofrio, 44.04, Season best


Additional Personal Bests

Men's 200m - Raleigh Axmacher, 24.24; Luther Hill, 24.53

Men's 800m - Julio Jimenez, 2:12.95; Wagner Cepeda, 2:15.94

Men's 1500m - Jacob Kashani, 4:32.28

Women's 100m - Mariah Cummings, 14.42