Men's Outdoor Track Opens Season at Farmingdale Invitational

Farmingdale, NY (3/27/10) – Sophomore thrower Jon Tancer (Montville, NJ / Montville) captured first place in the shot put to highlight several Top 10 finishes as the Montclair State men’s outdoor track and field team took part in the Farmingdale State Invitational on Saturday.

Tancer was one of five Red Hawks to finish in the Top 10 of the shot put as he posted a winning throw of 14.11 meters (46-feet, 3.5-inches). Mario Morrison-Bird (West Orange, NJ / West Orange) finished third at 13.63 meters) while David Helterbran III (Sewell, NJ / Washington Township) placing sixth at 12.82 meters. James Luginsland (Bridgewater, NJ / Bridgewater-Raritan) and Michael Johnson (Boonton, NJ / Mountain Lakes) were seventh (12.74 meters) and ninth (12.00 meters), respectively.

Morrison-Bird placed third in the discus at 40.78 meters (133-09). Newcomer Joseph Gingerelli (Wood-Ridge, NJ) finished second in the javelin at 55.55 meters (182-03) while Michael Palazzo (Toms River, NJ / Toms River South) was seventh at 41.11 meters (134-10).

Luginsland was 11th in the hammer throw (27.05 meters) and senior Terry Iavarone (North Arlington, NJ / North Arlington) placed 17th in the 1500 meters (4:31.05). Eric Gershey (Parsippany, NJ / Parsippany Hills) placed 15th in the 400 meters.

Freshman Jarman Esperance (Nyack, NY / Nyack) placed second in the 110 hurdles posting a time of 15.57 seconds. Junior Will Brown (Gloucester, NJ / Palmyra) was fourth at 16.05 followed by Timothy Lynch (Bayville, NJ / Monsignor Donovan), who clocked in at 18.78. Lynch would come back to finish sixth in the 400 hurdles recording a time of 1:00.99.

The Red Hawks return to action on Saturday, April 3 as they compete at the Penn Invitational in Philadelphia, PA.