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RU Men’s Track And Field Takes Second At Metropolitan Championships
Scarlet Knights put forth balanced team effort, claim titles in six events
  • Posted on April 14, 2012 8:34:45 PM
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    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 14, 2012) – The Rutgers men’s track and field team scored 150 points, finishing second at the 2012 Metropolitan Outdoor Championship on Saturday, April 14, at the Bauer Track and Field Center. The Scarlet Knights recorded six event victories.


    Senior Kevin Brown (Woodbury, N.J.) helped lead Rutgers on the track as he won a pair of events. Brown took top honors in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.68 and placed first in the 400 with a time of 47.35. Senior Steve Werner (Newtown Sq., Pa.) also posted a win, taking first in the 100-meter dash in a tightly contested race that was decided by thousands of a second.  Werner ran a time of 10.784, while freshman Kadeem Douse (Ewing, N.J.) was third in 10.786. Werner also placed third in the 200-meter dash, clocking a time of 21.87.

    Sophomore Corey Caidenhead (Bergenfield, N.J.) finished second in the 400-meter dash, running a time of 48.26, followed by freshman D’Andre Jordan (Brooklyn, N.Y.) who was sixth in 50.18. Senior Monroe Kearns (Jackson, N.J.) was second in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:54.61. Chris DeFabio (Millington, N.J.) was sixth in the 5,000-meter run in 15:56.48 and in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, junior Casey Weiss (New Foundland, N.J.) clocking a time of 9:33.79.

    Rutgers won both the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays. Werner, Brown, Douse and Corey Crawford (Oakland, N.J.) took first in the 4x100, running a time of 41.59. Werner, Brown and Crawford joined Caidenhead in the 4x400 relay as the group ran a time 3:16.83. The Scarlet Knights also scored points in the 4x800 with Kearns, Karon Purcell (East Windsor, N.J.), Curtis Richburg (West Orange, N.J.) and Ben Forrest (Jackson, N.J.) placing fifth in 7:57.29.

    Crawford continued his strong all-around performance as he won the long jump with a leap of 24’7” (7.49m). In addition to the relay events, Crawford also competed in the 200-meter dash, taking fifth with a time of 21.99.

    Senior Kevin Bostick (Englewood, N.J.) added to the scoring in the field events, placing second in both the high jump and triple jump. In the high jump, Bostick cleared a height of 6’7” and in the triple jump he recorded a leap of 51’3.5”. Glenn Scheideler (Randolph, N.J.) tied for fourth in the high jump with a mark of 6’5” (1.96m), while senior Tyrone Putman (Ft. Washington, Md.) was fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 50’6.25” (15.40m).

    Pat Gray (East Windsor, N.J.) and Anthony Genco (Kailau, Hawaii) were third and fourth, respectively, in the pole vault with Gray clearing the bar at 15’3” (4.65m), while Genco cleared a height of 14’9” (4.50m).

    Rutgers will return to action on Friday, April 20 for the Larry Ellis Invitational in Princeton, N.J.

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