'Home' Track Meet Saturday
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Release:  01/30/2014

La'tazah Coleman
Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
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Track & Field

Broncs Host TCNJ at Lawrenceville Prep

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—The Rider University track & field team will host The College of New Jersey in a Mercer County dual meet Saturday evening at the Lawrenceville School.

The first event begins at 6:50pm.

The Rider men have been led by senior Wilvenson Baptiste (Irvington) freshman Lamont Higgins (New Brunswick/St. Joseph), junior Anthony Dentino (Sewell/Washington Twp.) and junior George Solujich (East Windsor, NJ/Notre Dame).

The women have been led by sophomore Miranda Roberts (Sewell/Washington Twp.) senior Lauryn Strebeck (Dayton, NJ/South Brunswick) and sophomore La'tazah Coleman (Middletown, Del./Appoquinimink).

Baptiste, the Most Outstanding Performer at the MAAC Outdoor Championships last year, has the fastest time in the MAAC this winter in the 200m (21.77).  “Baptiste is having a really good season,” said Rider head coach Bob Hamer. “He’s stepping up and is having his best indoor season to date and we’re very excited to watch his progress for the remainder of the year.”

Higgins has the fastest time in the 400m (48.49) and the second fastest time in the 200m in the MAAC this winter (21.95).

Dentino has the fastest time in the MAAC this season in the 5,000m (14:42.59).

Solujich has already qualified for the IC4As in the shot put with a toss of 16.03m. He won the MAAC shot put title last winter.

Roberts broke her own Rider record in the pole vault this winter, reaching 3.35m (10’11.75”). Holder of both the Rider indoor and outdoor pole vault records, Roberts was third in the pole vault and seventh in the 100m dash at MAACs last spring as a rookie.

Coleman has qualified for the ECAC Championships in the 200m. “La’tazah picked up where she left off last year,” Hamer said.  Last year Coleman set five Ride records (three indoor, two outdoor) as a rookie.

Coleman has the second fastest time in the MAAC this winter in the 200m (24.79)

Strebeck has the second best triple jump in the MAAC this year (38’5”). Last year Strebeck won the MAAC outdoor triple jump and placed second in the indoor triple.

Both the Rider men and women won MAAC titles last spring

“We lost some big-time athletes to graduation,” Hamer said.  “With that said, we have some excellent depth, up and down the lineup with all of the classes.  We keep reloading the roster each season.”


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