PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Rutgers men’s track and field team hosted the Rutgers Invitational at the Busch Bubble Indoor Complex today, its first and only home meet of the season. Rutgers competed against the women’s and men’s track and field teams of American, Georgetown, Kutztown Lehigh and the University of New Haven. " />
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Rutgers Hosts Invitational, Earning Four First Place Finishes
  • Posted on January 11, 2003 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Rutgers men’s track and field team hosted the Rutgers Invitational at the Busch Bubble Indoor Complex today, its first and only home meet of the season. Rutgers competed against the women’s and men’s track and field teams of American, Georgetown, Kutztown Lehigh and the University of New Haven.

    Anthony Butler (Pittsgrove, NJ) took first place and tied the Busch Bubble facility record with his high jump performance of 2.14. Ryan Westman (Bala Cynwyd, PA) took first place in the men’s 500 meters with a time of 63.0. “Ryan’s time was extraordinary for a race as a freshman,” said Rutgers head coach Mike Mulqueen.

    Mike Redden (South Orange, NJ) won the men’s 800-meter in 156.3, with Xavier Mendez (Portage, Indiana) right behind in second (157.5). Chris Perez (Ridgewood, NJ) finished fifth in the same event (200.7).

    Lloyd Nolan (Bronx, NY) won the pole vault competition with a jump of 15 feet (4.56m) and Marcel Coleman (Harrisburg, PA) placed second in the men’s 200 with a time of 22.4.

    The 4x400 relay team of Westman, Anthony Gallo (Wall, NJ), Coleman and Redden finished second with a time of 318.1. Georgetown’s relay team won the 4x400 with a time of 315.7. “This is the fastest that a 4x400 team has run this early in the year in a long time,” said Mulqueen.

    Kevin Campbell (Mt. Laurel, NJ) placed third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.8. Kevin Chan (Wilton, NJ) finished in fourth place in the long jump with a leap of 6.41, while Gary Peters (Bronx, NY) and Rowan Clarke (Teaneck, NJ) took second and third, respectively, in the triple jump. Peters had a jump of 13.83 while Clark finished with a 13.52.

    Trevor O’Grady (Wood Ridge, NJ) took fourth in the shot put (12.2) and Brian Stanziano (Barnegat, NJ) took seventh out of 25 competitors in the 3000 with a time of 847.0.

    The team last competed in Princeton Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 7, where they captured four first-place finishes despite only sending eleven athletes. The Scarlet Knights will next compete at the Fordham/St. John’s Invitational in New York City on Friday, Jan. 17.

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