Women's 4x100 Takes Fourth at Penn Relays
PHILADELPHIA – The Manhattan College outdoor track & field team had another strong showing at the 123rd Penn Relays from Franklin Field on Friday. On the track, the Jaspers finished fourth in the ECAC final of the women's 4x100 meter relay and the school record fell in the men's shuttle hurdles, while in the field, Hayden Clarke (Townsville, Australia) placed fourth in the men's championship long jump.
After securing one of the last places in the ECAC final during Thursday's qualifying heats, the quartet of Paige Chapman (Abingdon, MD), Kathy Cadet (Endicott, NY), Niasia Boone (Morrisville, PA) and Dayzondra Gonzalez (Monroe, NY) posted a time of 46.95 seconds on Friday to place fourth. Chapman and Boone later returned to the track, where they joined with Jasmine Davis (Ronkonkoma, NY) and Kelly Gorman (South Amboy, NJ) for the sprint medley relay Championship of America. Manhattan placed fourth in its heat and 21st overall with a time of 4:05.52.
Meanwhile, the shuttle hurdles team of Stefan Hoeller (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany), Conner Oldt (Williamsport, PA), Sean Mirando (Oakhurst, NJ) and Dennis Eriksson (Sundsvall, Sweden) finished third in the Championship of America with a 1:00.11 clocking. That time was more than a second faster than the previous record, which the Jaspers set in this race last year. It was also better than the 1:00.7 clocking posted by the Manhattan quartet that won the event in 1955, when it was contested over 120 yards.
In the men's championship long jump, Clarke got out to a distance of 7.37 meters (24 feet, 2¼ inches) to secure fourth place. Brenton Foster (Townsville, Australia) competed in the college section of the men's long jump and placed 25th with a leap of 6.65 m (21'10). Ryan Addlesberger (Cinnaminson, NJ) took 10th in the college men's shot put (16.73 m, 54'10¾), while Ire Bozovicar (Potoki, Slovenia) and Gustave Menocal (Bronx, NY) both competed in the college men's discus. Bozovicar was seventh with a mark of 51.21 m (168'0), and Menocal's 48.02 m (157'6) effort was good for 18th place.
Manhattan concludes competition at the Penn Relays on Saturday with Eriksson in the college men's triple jump and Love Litzell (Ostersund, Sweden) in the championship men's hammer throw. The Jaspers also have a team entered in the women's 4x800 meter relay Championship of America. In addition, those athletes not competing at the Penn Relays will be at the College of New Jersey for the Lions Invitational.