Men's Outdoor Track Places Fourth at NJAC Championships
Senior Joseph Gingerelli (Wood-Ridge, NJ / Wood-Ridge) finished first in the javelin while classmate Mario Morrison-Bird (West Orange, NJ / West Orange) placed second in the hammer throw, shot put and discus.
Gingerelli improved his standing on the NCAA provisional qualifying list as he claimed the conference championship with a throw of 61.52 meters. He went from 16th to 10th on the provisional list giving himself a better chance to be included among the field for this month’s NCAA Division III Championships which will be held at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH.
Meanwhile Morrison-Bird excelled at three different throws. He posted a distance of 51.70 meters in the hammer throw and then had a toss of 45.39 meters in the discus. Morrison-Bird closed out his afternoon by posting a distance of 15.16 meters in the shot put. Jon Tancer (Montville, NJ / Montville) was fifth in the shot put at 13.61 meters.
Sophomore Niyi Adenugba (North Brunswick, NJ / North Brunswick) finished third in the 110 hurdles as he posted a time of 16.48 seconds. He also finished fourth in the long jump at 6.78 meters.