Record Setting Day for Women's Indoor Track and NJAC Championships

New York, NY (2/22/10) – Sophomore Sara Douma (West Milford, NJ / West Milford) captured the triple jump, setting a new school record to highlight some of the outstanding performances as the Montclair State women’s indoor track and field team placed sixth at the 2010 New Jersey Athletic Conference Indoor Championship held at The Armory on Monday evening.

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.

Douma 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.