Gearity Named NJAC Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week

Montclair, NJ (12/12/11) - Junior Heather Gearity (Rutherford, NJ / Rutherford) picked up the first honor for the Montclair State women's indoor track and field team on Monday as she was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week.

Gearity, an All-NJAC selection in both indoor and outdoor last year, had an outstanding meet for the Red Hawks as MSU took part in the Princeton New Year's Invite at Jadwin Gymnasium on Saturday. She posted two ECAC Championship qualifying marks in her two track events.

Gearity placed fourth among a field of 36 competitors in the 600 meters as she registered a qualifying mark of 1:36.90 against the field of Division I and III competitors. She then anchored the 4x400 relay team which also recorded a ECAC Championship qualifying mark as the group of Stephanie Fego (Verona, NJ /Verona), Imani Jones (Roselle, NJ / Abraham Clark), Beaira Thomas (Irvington, NJ / Science Park) and Gearity timed in at 4:06.19 to finish ninth overall. The time is currently third in Division III.

Gearity also finished 15th in the high jump (1.50 meters) and 28th in the long jump (4.73 meters).