Men's Indoor Track Places Sixth at CTC Championships

Middletown, CT (2/13/10) – The Montclair State men’s indoor track and field team placed sixth among the field of 19 teams at the Collegiate Track Coaches Indoor Championship held at Wesleyan University on Saturday.

Seniors Eugene Asimou (Livingston, NJ / Livingston) and Adenford Jean-Philippe (Irvington, NJ / Irvington) each posted first-place finishes as the Red Hawks totaled 59.7 points.

Asimou won the shot put event for a second straight week as she posted an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 55-feet, 1-inch (55-1), nearly a foot longer than the second-place finisher. Asimou already owns the best throw in Division III this year as he registered 17.18 meters at the DeScrhiver Invitational last weekend. He also placed 10th in the weight throw at 13.49 meters (44-feet, 7-inches).

Jean-Philippe captured the 55 hurdles as he posted a time of 7.87 during the preliminaries before breaking out an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 7.70 seconds to win the event. Jarman Esperance (Nyack, NY / Nyack) was sixth in the event with a time of 8.11 meters.

Freshman Niyi Adenugba (North Brunswick, NJ / North Brunswick) and Terea Hargrove (Springfield, NJ / Jonathan Dayton Regional) each had second-place showings. Adenugba got his in the high jump as he went 1.88 meters while Hargrove was second in the long jump at 6.27 meters (20-feet, 7-inches). The duo were then fourth and fifth in the triple jump at Adenugba leaped 13.01 meters (42-feet, 8.25 inches), one-quarter inch better than Hargrove, who was at 13.00 meters.

Senior Terry Iavarone (North Arlington, NJ / North Arlington) had a pair of Top 10 finishes as she was third in the 500 meters (1:07.47) and seventh in the 800 meters (2:04.76).

Junior Will Brown (Gloucester, NJ / Palmyra) placed sixth in the pentathlon as he totaled 2808 points with Esperance finishing 12th at 2552 points. Both had their best event in the 55 hurdles as Brown won with a time of 7.75 while Esperance ran 8.14 seconds.

The Red Hawks are off until Monday, February 22 as they will compete in the 2010 New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships at The Armory in New York.