Indoor Track and Field Excels at Wesleyan Invitational

Middletown, CT (12/5/09) – Senior Terry Iavarone (North Arlington, NJ / North Arlington) won the 600 meters and ran the leadoff leg of the winning 4x400 meter relay team as the Montclair State men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams got off to a solid start in 2009-10 campaign at the Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday.

Iavarone got Montclair State off to a good start as he anchored the winning relay. Iavarone teamed with Will Hillman (Camden, NJ / Leap Academy), Albert Wright (Asbury Park, NJ / Asbury Park) and Tim Duwhite (Passaic, NJ / Passaic) to win the relay with a time of 3:33.38. Iavarone would then win the 600 meters posting a time of 1:24.16.

Duwhite would collect a first-place finish of his own as he won the 400 meters in a time of 53.58. Ricardo Thomas (Pennsauken, NJ / Pennsauken) was second in the 55 meters (6.71) and also placed third in the 200 meters (24.02) while Adenford Jean-Philippe (Irvington, NJ / Irvington) finished third in the 55 hurdles with a time of 7.99.  Tim Lynch (Bayville, NJ / Monsignor Donovan) was sixth in the event posting a time of 8.48 seconds.

The Red Hawks would dominate the field events with three first-place finishes and two second-place showings. Freshman Niyi Adenugba (North Brunswick, NJ / North Brunswick) won the high jump and triple jump. Adenugba recorded a winning jump of 1.88 meters in the capturing the high jump and later leaped 44-feet, 7-inches (13.59 meters) to win the triple jump.

Terea Hargrove (Spingfield, NJ / Jonathan Dayton Regional) took second in the long jump (6.09 meters / 19’ 11.75”) while Michael Forsthoff (Bogota, NJ / Bergen Tech) took second behind Adenugba in the high jump (1.68 meters).

Mario Morrison-Bird (West Orange, NJ / West Orange) rounded out the Red Hawks’ afternoon as he took the shot put with a best throw of 14.70 meters (48’ 2.75”). John Tancer (Montville, NJ / Montville) was second at 14.40 meters (47-feet, 3-inches).

On the women’s side junior Farida Jawando (Colts Neck, NJ / Monmouth Regional) placed second in the 600 meters as she clocked in at 1:46.27. Sophomore Kristen Larson (Bloomfield, NJ / Bloomfield) led a 2-3-4 finish in the 1000 meters.

Ashadaya Patterson placed fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:02.46 and the 4x400 relay team placed third as they registered a time of 4:20.46. Sophomore Ashley Powell (Orange, NJ / Marylawn of the Oranges) was sixth in the 55 meters running a time of 8.27.

Both teams are back in action on Sunday, December 13 as they head to South Orange, NJ to compete in the Seton Hall Open.