College Track and Field
Rider men and women run Moonlight at Monmouth
Ransome - Rider record in long jump
WEST LONG BRANCH--The Rider men's and women's track and field team competed in the Moonlight at the MAC meet Wednesday, hosted by future Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponent Monmouth.
The meet was held at the Hawks' Multipurpose Activity Center, only five days after Rider just missed team titles at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships.
"It can be difficult to have such a quick turnaround," said head coach Bob Hamer. "But we were very selective in who competed in this meet."
For the Rider women, freshman Dashana Ransome (Irvington) won the long jump, reaching a Rider record and ECAC qualifying mark of 5.57m and senior Paige McAtee (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa) won the 1-mile run in 5:19.95.
"Dashana had a great series in the long jump," Hamer said. "She bounced back nicely after fouling out at MAACs last week."
For the Rider men, senior Dave Brown (Ewing) won the 500-meter run (1:06.19) in IC4A qualifying time.
"Dave let the 500 right from the gun," Hamer said. "He ran a smart and controlled race to get the IC4A qualifier."
Also for the Bronc women, freshman Miranda Roberts (Sewell/Washington Twp.) was second in the pole vault (3.20m) and senior Jillian Shutt (Lawrenceville, Pa/Williamson) was second in the 1-mile run (5:26.33)
Also for the Bronc men, sophomore Andrew Pozo (Forked River/Toms River HS South) placed third in the weight throw (15.58m).
Other women's results include, junior Lauren Strebeck (Dayton/South Brunswick) finishing third in the triple jump (11.23m) and freshman Daria Chadwick (Summit) finishing third in the high jump (1.65m).
"Daria had some very good attempts in the high jump," Hamer added. "She is ready for a breakthrough next week at ECACs."
Both the Rider men and women will travel to Boston, Massachusetts where qualifiers will compete in the IC4A/ECAC Championships March 1-3.
"We are looking forward to the IC4A and ECAC meet," said Hamer. "We are bringing a very strong contingent."