Broncs Begin Action at the 52nd Annual Colonial Relays
WILLIAMSBURG, VA – The Rider University track and field team opened up the 52nd Annual Colonial Relays on Thursday afternoon by competing in a handful of events at Walter J. Zable Stadium at Cary Field. After the first day of action, the Bronc women are tied for 12th-place with four points.
In the University Division of the women’s hammer throw, Rider freshman Fidele Jules (Tinton Falls, NJ/Red Bank Catholic) took home first-place with a toss of 45.72M. She beat the second-place finisher from Towson by nearly two meters. Her throw was a new personal best.
Junior Karoline Sandvig (West Windsor, NJ/West Windsor Plainsboro HS South) finished in fifth-place in the women’s hammer throw championship with a throw of 49.02M. In the same event, Ashley Berry (Somerset, NJ/Franklin) ended up in 10th with a toss of 44.50M.
Sophomore distance runner Connor Riley (Madison, NJ/Madison) finished in 43rd in the men's 10,000M run with a time of 32:42.39. The mark was the fastest in the event in Riley's young career.
NOTES & QUOTES
“We had a decent start,” Rider Head Coach Bob Hamer said. “The women in the hammer throw were good. Jules had a nice PR to win the university division. In the men's 10k, Riley was able to put a PR and run a very strong race.”
“We had good efforts in several areas tonight that will hopefully carry over to tomorrow,” Hamer added. “The weather is going to be a challenge, but we're hopeful to get some real good opportunities to compete tomorrow.”
- The Colonial Relays is a three-day event that runs from Thursday through Saturday, April 1. There are 62 women’s teams, 55 men’s teams and 65 total institutions taking part.
Rider continues the 52nd Annual Colonial Relays on Friday, March 31, with action getting underway at 11:30 am with the 110M hurdle prelims.