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Coponi, Campbell Lead Throws Group In Season Opener

Coponi, Campbell Lead Throws Group In Season Opener


ORLANDO – Rutgers track and field opened its outdoor season at the Black and Gold Invitational on the campus of UCF on March 15-16. The throws group represented the Scarlet Knights in the 2024 opener.
 
Rutgers earned a pair of wins in the men’s javelin and women’s shot put. Steve Coponi won the javelin with a throw of 70.02m (229′ 8″), while Alicia Campbell finished first in the shot put with a distance of 15.40m (50′ 6.25″). Campbell also placed fourth in the hammer, recording a throw of 57.11m (187′ 4″).
 
RU received other standout performances from Olivia Norris, who finished third in the javelin with a throw of 46.60m (152′ 10″), followed by Samantha Gravatt in sixth with a mark of 45.31m (148′ 8″). On the men’s side, Andrew Krall finished fifth in the hammer with a throw of 58.52m (192′ 0″).
 
The Scarlet Knights will return to Orlando, Florida and the UCF campus for the Knights Invite on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23.
 
Black and Gold Invitational
 
Men’s Results
Javelin
1. Steve Coponi                                  70.02m (229′ 8″)
 
Hammer
5. Andrew Krall                                      58.52m (192′ 0″)
 
Women’s Results
Shot Put
1. Alicia Campbell                                 15.40m (50′ 6.25″)
 
Javelin
3. Olivia Norris                                      46.60m (152′ 10″)
6. Samantha Gravatt                             45.31m (148′ 8″)
 
Hammer
4. Alicia Campbell                                 57.11m (187′ 4″)
 

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