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Track and Field Excells at Scarlet Knight Open

Track and Field Excells at Scarlet Knight Open


NEW YORK, N.Y. – Rutgers track and field closed out a solid weekend at the Scarlet Knight Open, held February 2-3 at The Armory in New York City. The Scarlet Knights produced 12 top-10 all-time program results and 12 event titles during the two-day meet.
 
“It was a solid weekend overall,” said Bobby Farrell, director of track & field and cross country. “We had a lot of PRs and a few breakout performances. We are never satisfied because the potential and ceiling for this team is so high. We need to stay locked in and keep working.”
 
Rutgers was dominant in the sprint events at the open, with Jada Ellis claiming the women’s 60-meter title with a time of 7.52 – good for seventh all-time in school history. Cynthia Boakye won the women’s 200-meter with a time of 24.51, while Chris Serrao finished second in the men’s 60-meter with a result of 6.87 – the 10th-fastest time in the program record book.
 
The Scarlet Knights also impressed in the 600-meter. Micah Wood and Gabriel Rodriguez finished 1-2 in the men’s 600-meter, with Wood’s winning time of 1:19.08 the fourth fastest in school history and Rodriguez’ 1:19.54 No. 6 all-time. On the women’s side, Shelby Whetstone finished third with the third-fastest time in school history at 1:32.17.
 
Four other Scarlet Knights collected top-10 program results in running events. Brian Pedretti finished first in the 1 mile with the ninth-fastest program time of 4:10.10. Liam Tilton clocked the third-fastest program time in the 3,000-meter at 8:14.88, with Jack Moran also producing a top-10 time in the event with a 8:28.22. Alec Snell logged a 2:27.02 in the 1,000-meter to finish third in the event and eighth all time at Rutgers.
 
Dylan Powell produced a meet-best mark of 17.75m (58′ 3.00″) in the weight throw, the sixth-best throw in school history. Alexis Willis finished second in the long jump with the sixth-best program leap of 6.06m (19′ 19.75). Chloe Timberg and Kevin O’Sullivan won the women’s and men’s pole vault, while Tey’ana Ames and Andrew Krall placed first in the women’s and men’s shot put.
 
In relay action, Boakye, Celine-Jada Brown, Kameron Scille and Alexandria Yarbrough captured the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3:46.95. Brown also produced 3,483 points in the indoor pentathlon – good for third all-time. Her outing included wins in both…

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