The Red Hawks set four school records, three of which stood for nearly 20 years and added 10 Top 8 finishes as they totaled 51 points.
produced the lone first-place finish for MSU and she did it in dramatic
fashion. Down to her last attempt, she need a mark of 10.31 meters or
better and got it as she went 10.36 meters (33-feet, 11.87-inches)
vaulting her into the championship placing.
Junior Farida Jawando (Colts Neck, NJ / Monmouth Regional) also etched her name into the Montclair State record book as she placed second in the 800 meters. Jawando posted a time of 2:17.25, smashing the school record set 20 years ago by Jill Robertson (2:18.14).
The record would be the first of two for Jawando as she teamed with Ashadaya Patterson (Trenton, NJ / Northern Burlington), Leah McClish (Old Bridge, NJ / Old Bridge), and Nicole Galipo (Clarksburg, NJ / Allentown)
to break the record in the 4x400 meter relay as the quartet finished
second in the event. The group posted a time of 4:07.22, breaking the
old standard of 4:08.65 set during the 1990-91 season.
The fourth record of the day came in the 4x200 meter relay as they team of Patterson, Ashley Powell (Orange, NJ / Marylawn of the Oranges), Katherine Tallaj (Paramus, NJ / Immaculate Heart) and Judline Tumson (Newark, NJ / Arts) ran their way to a time of 1:46.38, placing third in the event while setting a new record as they broke the previous one of 1:47.50 set in 1990.
Elsewhere for the Red Hawks, Tumson finished fourth in the 200 meters and fifth in the 55 meters while Nicole Presti (Saddle Brook, NJ / Saddle Brook)
posted a season-best time of 6:02 in finishing seventh in the mile run.
Galipo was also seventh in the high jump with a leap of 4-feet,
10-inches while Evelyn Sha (East Brunswick, NJ / East Brunswick) went 9.93 meters (32-feet, 6.94-inches) in the triple jump to place seventh.
Patterson ran 8.70 seconds to place third in the 55 meter hurdles.