Sports in Brief: Men’s indoor track and field at DeSchriver Invitational

4x200 relay team takes first place; Maniglia sets program heptathlon record at Kutztown University Mid-Week Multi


Sophomore Dexter Anderson watched as fellow sophomore Jonathan Ramirez led off the Rowan men’s 4×200-meter relay.

“[He] got a great jump to start the heat like he normally does,” said Anderson, the group’s anchor. “I knew right then it wasn’t going to be close.”

Anderson was right.

Rowan would win the 4×200 relay with a time of 1:31.93, beating out the next fastest team, host-school East Stroudsburg, by almost one second at the DeSchriver Invitational in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Feb. 6.

“We can do better, a few of the baton passes were good, not great. We’ll be able to make 1:28 by the end of the season,” Anderson said. “We’ve been training hard as usual but our goal this year is nationals and that gives us the motivation to push as hard as we do.”

Other notable finishes:

  • Weight throw
    6th- sophomore Blake Ballas (15.76 meters) university record
  • Long jump
    2nd- sophomore George Alexandris (6.76 meters) .02 meters off the season best
  • 55-meter hurdles
    4th- junior Chase Toliver (7.92 seconds) season best
  • Triple jump
    3rd- sophomore Peter Chamalian (13.36 meters) season best
  • Mile
    3rd- sophomore John Meyer (4:24.10) season best

Days later, on Thursday, Feb. 11, sophomore Sam Maniglia placed first in the heptathlon at the Kutztown Mid-Week Multi, posting a university-record 4,197 points (he also set the previous mark of 3,487). Maniglia was the lone competitor for the brown and gold at the meet.

The Profs competed at the Molloy College Lions Invitational in South Huntington, New York on Friday. It was the team’s final meet before the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships on Monday, Feb. 22.

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