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Jasper Men Lead After First Day of Metropolitan Championships

Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 04/15/2017
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PISCATAWAY, NJ – After the first day of the Metropolitan Outdoor Championships from Rutgers University’s Bauer Track & Field Complex, the Manhattan College men’s track & field team was sitting in first place.  Behind wins from Love Litzell (Ostersund, Sweden) in the hammer throw and Stefan Hoeller (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany) in the pole vault, the Jaspers collected 74 points in Friday’s events.  The women’s team, meanwhile, was sitting in third place thru five events.

Manhattan earned 23 points in the hammer throw, as Litzell led a 1-3-5-6 showing.  His winning effort was 63.80 meters (209 feet, four inches).  Gustave Menocal (Bronx, NY) finished third with a toss of 50.55 m (165’10), while Nicholas Kocienda (Seaford, NY) was fifth (47.89 m, 157’1) and Eric Waugh (Wheatley Heights, NY) placed sixth (46.88 m, 153’10). 

Hoeller cleared 4.55 m (14’11) to take first in the pole vault, and Chris Woodhouse (Staten Island, NY) was fifth with a mark of 4.10 m (13’5¼).  The Jaspers also had three scorers in the javelin, as Anthony Yanni (Brooklyn, NY) secured fourth place (53.20 m, 174’6), Timothy Iannuzzo (East Brunswick, NJ) finished fifth (51.17 m, 167’10) and Connor Reilly (Ridgefield, CT) placed sixth (48.97 m, 160’8).

There were just two finals on the track, and Manhattan finished second in both races.  Jack Consolini (Darien, CT) posted a time of 10:26.95 in the 3000 meter steeplechase, while Chad Maier (Melville, NY) ran the 10,000 meters in 32:09.72.  He finished just ahead of teammate Drew Reda (Matawan, NJ), who took third in 32:15.90.  Patrick Hennelly (Suffern, NY), meanwhile, grabbed sixth place with a 34:16.46 clocking.

On the women’s side, Manhattan collected 24 points, 10 of which came from Marisa Robbins (Goshen, NY) in the pole vault.  Her winning mark was 3.61 m (11’10).  Charlene Pohl (Bisingen, Germany) added fourth-place points in the javelin (39.27 m, 128’10), and Gianna Tinto (Kings Park, NY) took fourth in the steeplechase with a time of 12:10.73.  Cheyenne Lewis (Queens, NY), meanwhile, finished fifth in the hammer throw with a 34.69 m (113’10) effort.

The remainder of the meet is scheduled for Saturday.  Action on the track gets underway at 11 a.m., with the field events set for a 12 p.m. start.
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