Women's Indoor Track and Field Finishes Fifth at Collegeville Classic


Collegeville, PA (1/21/11) – Sophomore Ashley Powell (Orange, NJ / Marylawn of the Oranges) and freshmanKrystal Ellis (Morristown, NJ / Morristown) each posted a pair of Top 10 performances to lead the Montclair State women’s indoor track and field team to a fifth-place finish at the Collegeville Indoor Classic held at Ursinus College on Friday afternoon. 

The Red Hawks’ 1,600 meter relay team (4x400) placed second as the Red Hawks totaled 47 points for the meet. 

Ellis collected a pair of third-place finishes as she posted a time of 1:02.43 in the 400 meters before coming back to take third in the 55 hurdles with a time of 8.86 seconds. Sophomore Ashadaya Patterson (Trenton, NJ / Northern Burlington) was fifth in the event clocking in at 8.93 seconds. Michelle McNulty (Bayonne, NJ / Bayonne) was seventh in the in the 400 meters running a time of 1:03.69.

Powell finished eighth in the 200 meters running 27.91 seconds and was 10th in the 55 meters (7.80 seconds). Sophomore Nicole Presti (Saddle Brook, NJ / Saddle Brook) was fourth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 11:29.93. 

Meanwhile, the 4x400 relay team of McNulty, Heather Gearity (Rutherford, NJ / Rutherford), Ellis and Hannah Campbell (Forked River, NJ / Lacey Township) finished second as they combined for a time of 4:25.36. MSU second team in the event - Powell, Patterson, Angelina Ollo (Parsippany, NJ / Parsippany) and Antonietta Altilio(Rutherford, NJ / Rutherford) - finished in fifth place.

MSU was fifth in the distance medley relay as the combination of Ollo,, Kaitlin Mackinowski (New Brunswick, NJ / Spotswood) and Michelle Aramando Padavano (Rahway, NJ / Mother Seton) registered a time of 14:35.71.

In the field events, Gearity was fourth in the long jump with a best leap of 4.81 meters (15-feet, 9 ½-inches). Altilio placed seventh in the triple jump with a mark of 9.56 meters (31-feet, 4 1/2 –inches) with Ellis coming in fifth in the high jump (1.47 meters).

Montclair State returns to action on Friday, January 28 when it takes part in the Terrier Classic at Boston University.