Track's Ellis, Brown Named MSU Athletes of the Week for January 17

Montclair, NJ (1/17/11) - Freshman Krystal Ellis (Morristown, NJ / Morristown) and senior Will Brown(Gloucester, NJ / Palmyra), who each posted impressive performances for the indoor track and field teams this past weekend at the NYC Gotham Cup, were named MSU Athletes of the Week for January 17.

Ellis was the top finisher for the Red Hawks in the 60 meter hurdles as she posted a time of 9.66 seconds running against a predominately field of Division I competitors. She also set a career-best in the long jump with a leap of 5.13 meters (16-feet, 10-inches). Ellis then ran the third leg on the 4x400 meter relay team that registered a time of 4:07.58. That time is currently the seventh-best in Division III this season.

Brown, competing in his first meet of the season, placed fifth in the 60 meter hurdles. The two-time All-American posted a time of 8.36 during the preliminaries but lowered that time to 8.34 in the finals to finish in the Top 5. Brown’s time when converted to 55 hurdles was 7.77 which is the provisional mark for the NCAA Championships which will be held on March 11-12 at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio. Brown won the NCAA title in the 55 meters in 2009 and was the runner-up last year.