Rutgers finished the dual meet with 55 points, behind Princeton, who won the invitational with 87. Rutgers had strong individual results, with eight first place finishes.
The Scarlet Knights swept the top three places in the shot put, led by Sophia Anderson (Brooklyn, NY) who won with a throw of 13.26. Sarah Cullen (Red Bank, NJ) finished second (13.08) and Claire Inskeep (Sayreville, NJ) took third (12.48).
Inskeep took first in the 20-pound weight throw with a throw of 15.82. Candice Shultz (Beachwood, NJ) took third in the same competition with a throw of 14.21. Jacqueline Todd (Willingboro, NJ) won both the 55-meter and 300-meter with times of 7.34 and 41.28, respectively. Dominique Sanon (Bridgeport, CT) won the 500-meter with a time of 119.02.
Desiree Battle (Syracuse, NY) won the triple jump with a distance of 11.57 and Kahimah Liverman (Paterson, NJ) took second (11.13). Helena Lamothe (Ridgewood, NJ) won the long jump with a distance of 5.39 meters. The 4x400 relay team took first with a time of 3:58.90.
Stacey Muchal (Jermyn, PA) took third in the 3000-meter with a time of 10:28.60, Jane Albright (Basking Ridge, NJ) took second in the 5000-meter with a time of 18:48.51 and Marsha Day (Leonardtown, MD) took third in the pole vault (2.75m).
At the Yale Pentathlon, Danielle Hobson (West Orange, NJ) finished first for the team and in third place overall, with 3,041 points. Reva McEachern (Pennsauken, NJ) finished in fifth place with 2,910 points and Angela Messerschmidt (Berwick, PA) finished eighth with 2,841 points. Kerry Ann Mitchell placed ninth with 2,786. There were 13 competitors.
The Rutgers women’s track and field team will not be competing in the Invitational on Friday; the pentathletes are competing at the Lehigh Pentathlon and on Saturday the women’s team will be competing against Princeton and UConn in Princeton, NJ.