Patterson Highlights Track and Field Appearance at Penn Relays

Philadelphia, PA (4/26/10) – Freshman Ashadaya Patterson (Trenton, NJ / Northern Burlington) posted an NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 400 meter hurdles to highlight Montclair State’s appearance at the 116th running of the Penn Relays over the weekend.

Patterson, one of just two Division III runners in the Division I dominated field, registered a time of 1:03.95. The mark put Patterson in the Top 10 on the list of qualifiers for the NCAA Division III Championships which will be held May 21-23 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Patterson also ran on the leadoff of the 1,600 meter relay team that finished ninth in the CTC section of the event. Evelyn Sha (East Brunswick, NJ / East Brunswick), Leah McClish (Old Bridge, NJ / Old Bridge) and Farida Jawando (Colts Neck, NJ / Monmouth Regional) put forth an ECAC Championship qualifying mark as they ran 4:08.11.

On the men’s side, senior Eugene Asimou (Livingston, NJ / Livingston) finished 10th in the shot put. Asimou posted a mark 15.42 meters. Montclair also took part in the CTC section of the 1,600 meter relays finishing seventh. The team of Will Brown (Gloucester, NJ / Palmyra), Terry Iavarone (North Arlington, NJ / North Arlington), Adenford Jean-Philippe (Irvington, NJ / Irvington), and Timothy Lynch (Bayville, NJ / Monsignor Donovan) ran 3:26.34.

The Red Hawks are scheduled to return to action on Saturday, May 8 as they compete in the 2010 New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships at The College of New Jersey in Ewing.