Gearity Named NJAC Women's Outdoor Track and Field Rookie of the Week

Montclair, NJ (4/18/11) – Freshman Heather Gearity (Rutherford, NJ / Rutherford) was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Rookie of the Week on Monday. It is the second awards from the conference this season for Gearity, who was the Week 3 NJAC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week pick.

Gearity becomes the second different Red Hawk to earn NJAC Outdoor Rookie honors after traveling to West Point, NY to compete at the United States Military Academy’s West Point Open. She placed second in a field of 11 competitors in the 400 meter hurdles with an ECAC qualifying time of 1:05.42. Gearity also was a member of MSU’s 4x100 meter relay which placed second in a field of 11 teams with an ECAC qualifying time of 51.13.