Jermaine Jones leads Saint Augustine's at Virginia Tech Invitational
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Jermaine Jones of Saint Augustine's blazed to victory in the 200m meter dash at the Virginia Tech Invitational at Rector Field House on Saturday.
Jones won the 200m dash in 21.46 seconds. He is the defending NCAA Division II 200mchampion and the 2013 USTFCCCA Division II Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year.
No. 9 Colorado Mines at Potts Indoor Invitational
BOULDER, Co. -- Colorado Mines returned to competition this weekend with a bang, opening 2014 with six combined wins and two NCAA provisional times on Friday and Saturday at Colorado's Potts Indoor Invitational at Balch Fieldhouse.
Junior Garrett Hoch earned his second win in as many meets with a provisional 1:54.89 in the 800, while freshman Patrick Weaver timed his first collegiate qualifying mark, taking runner-up in 1:55.97. Junior Kodi Burns was fourth in 2:02.63.
Junior Ben Timmer won the pole vault in his season-debut with a height of 14-9.00 (4.50m).
No. 8 Southern Connecticut State at Ramapo Invitational
NEW YORK CITY -- Yakabu Ibrahim broke the school record in the 60 meter hurdles today as the Southern Connecticut State competed at the Ramapo Invitational at the 168th St. Armory.
Ibrahim finished the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.08, which breaks the Southern Connecticut State record.
Senior Nelson Laskoski provisionally qualified in pole vault, finishing at 4.70 meters.
Enis Bukalo, Tresley DuPont and Mike Lee also hit provisional qualifying numbers today.
Enis finished at 16.19 in shot put, Tresley finished at 17.44 meters in the weight throw and Lee finished at 14.70 meters in the triple jump. All of which were first place finishes in those events.
No. 10 Academy of Art at Ramapo Invitational
NEW YORK CITY -- The Urban Knights had their 4x400m relay teams claim first place in competitions featuring more than 20 squads. Also highlighting Saturday's Ramapo College Indoor Select were Ronald Spears, Jr. winning the 60m dash, the distance medley relay taking first, and Keanna Moody besting 39 others in the title in the 400m dash.
The 4x400m relay team of Alexander McNally, Spears, Jr., Shaquille Howard, and Jordan Edwards showed they meant business with a 3:21.59 mark that guided them into first overall by nearly a full second. Up against many of the other top teams in their heat, ART U topped Lincoln (Pa.) (2nd), TCNJ (4th), and Oneonta (5th).
Another team success came in the distance medley relay where the foursome of Jack Nevins, McNally, Logan Means, and Nicolas Rifflard made a strong final push to place first out of nine other teams. They would finish on top by more than three seconds.