NEW YORK — The College of New Jersey’s women’s indoor track & field team claimed its 14th consecutive NJAC championship on February 20 at the New York Armory. TCNJ’s winning point total of 202.5 continued a streak in which the Lions have claimed every NJAC women’s indoor title since the inception of the championship in 1997-98.
The Lion women posted 38.0 points more than runner-up Ramapo College’s 164.5. Rowan (114.0), Richard Stockton (83.0), Montclair State (77.0), Rutgers-Camden (35.0) and Rutgers-Newark (3.0) rounded out the women’s scoring. TCNJ took seven of 18 women’s events – the shot put, high jump, 55-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 800-meter run, 5000-meter run and the 4 x 800-meter relay.
Junior Meryl Wimberley erased her own meet record with an NCAA D-III automatic qualifying time of 2:11.74 in the 800-meter run. The 4×800-meter relay unit of Anginelle Alabanza, Alyssa Bannon, Cassandra Valdes and Katie Nestor shaved over 14 second off the of meet record with a clocking of 9:39.43.
Sophomore Mahogany Mitchell erased her own meet record in the weight throw with an NCAA provision distance of 15.93 meters to claim her second NJAC Indoor title in that event in as many years.
Senior Miriam Khan swept the 55- and 200-meter sprints in 7.26 and 24.77 seconds, respectively, to be one of two women to claim two individual events.
Rowan freshman Jamie Thompson took the long jump with a leap of 5.19 meters and posted an NCAA D-III provisional time of 8.43 seconds to win the 55-meter hurdles.