Track & Field Finishes Up Day One of the Colonial Relays
April 7, 2012
Williamsburg, Va. - The Fordham track & field once again split the squad this week as half the team is at the two-day Colonial Relays, hosted by William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, while the other half will be at the Wagner Invitational on Saturday. After day one of the Colonial Relays, the Fordham women sit in ninth place out of 24 scoring teams, while the men are 10th out of 26 scoring teams.
The Fordham women were led by freshman Kristen Stuart, who won the 400 meter hurdles event in a school record time of 1:02.80. She bested the previous mark of 1:02.93, set by Kerstin Greene in 2007.
Fordham also scored in four other women's events, beginning with Elisabeth Warren, who took second in the long jump with a career-best mark of 17' 9". She also placed 15th in the 400 meter dash in 58.96 seconds, while Titi Fagade was third overall in that event in a career-best time of 56.50 seconds.
Other top performers included Averie Sheppard, who qualified for the finals of the 100 meter hurdles in 15.43 seconds, as well as Melissa Higgins, who was 10th in the 400 meter hurdles in 1:05.22. In the 800 meters, Kelly Connolly was the top finisher, taking 26th in a career-best time of 2:15.38, while in the 1500 meters, Ashley Davis posted a season-best time of 4:45.02, placing 37th overall.
Sarah Glockenmeier posted Fordham's best time of the season in the 5,000 meter run in 18:30.25, which was good for 37th overall, while Briana Tevnan took 19th in the 3000 meter steeplechase in a season-best time of 11:26.85.
Kevin Fitzgerald led a quartet of Fordham runners in the 1500 meter run, placing third in 3:46.43, bettering his IC4A qualifying time, set earlier this season, while Brian Riley set a new career-best by taking sixth place in the 3000 meter steeplechase in an IC4A qualifying time of 9:09.53.
The final new IC4A qualifier was Julian Saad, as he took 14th in the 5,000 meter run in 14:13.16.
Other top performers included Sam Houston, who was 11th in the 400 meter dash in 50.17 seconds, Sean Collins, who qualified for the 110 meter hurdles finals in 15.15 seconds and took 11th in the 400 meter hurdles (55.10), Sean Atkinson, who was 12th in the 400 meter hurdles (55.11), and Ryan Polo, who was Fordham's top finisher in the 1500 meter run in 23rd place (1:54.55).
Competition at the Colonials Relays concludes on Saturday.