Rider/Lafayette Winter Games
Courtesy: Rider Sports Information  
Release:  02/14/2014

Rhea Phipps
Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
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College Track & Field
Rider/Lafayette Winter Games

NEW YORK, NY—The Broncs competed in the Rider/Lafayette Winter Games Friday night, held at the 168th Street Armory, the final tune-up before the conference championship.

“We had a few ECAC and IC4A qualifiers which is nice to get these marks and focus on competing at the MAAC Championship next week,” said Rider head coach Bob Hamer. “We had some other good, solid performances and made some solid progress in our last tune up for MAACs.”

For the Rider women, senior Rhea Phipps (Basking Ridge, N.J. /Ridge) won the weight throw (17.27m).

Sophomore Dashana Ransome (Irvington, N.J. /Irvington) placed sixth in the 60m hurdles (8.91) and eighth in the long jump (5.61m).

Sophomore La'tazah Coleman (Middletown, Del. /Appoquinimink) placed sixth in the 60m dash (7.8).

Junior Taylor Harmon (Robbinsville, N.J. /Robbinsville) placed ninth in the high jump (1.55m).

Freshman Chinwe Igwe (West Orange, N.J. /West Orange) placed 10th in the shot put (11.81m)

Junior Emily Ritter (Millsboro, Del. /Sussex Tech) placed fifth in the mile with an ECAC qualifying time of 4:58.25.

Senior Lauryn Strebeck (Dayton, N.J. /South Brunswick) placed fifth in the triple jump (11.69m).

For the men, junior Anthony DeFranco (Berkeley Heights, N.J. /Governor Livingston) placed fourth in the pole vault (4.8m) and freshman Erik Adamcik ( Hampton, N.J. /North Hunterdon) was seventh (4.65m).

“The men vaulters really brought it today,” Hamer said. “DeFranco set a new Rider record and qualified for the IC4As. Adamcik also had another PR (personal record) and a great meet.”

Sophomore Darien Edwards (South Orange, N.J. /St. Benedict's) placed sixth in the 500m (1:04.40), qualifying for the IC4As.

Freshman Wil Asamoah (Edison, N.J. /Edison) qualified of the IC4As in the 60m hurdles (8.21).

Freshman Kyle Bryant (Cherry Hill, N.J. /Cherry Hill HS East) placed ninth in the long jump (6.61m).

“These guys have been working real hard and improving each week,” Hamer said.”Their commitment and dedication is paying off.”

Rider competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship here at the Armory February 21.  “We are excited for MAACs next week,” Hamer said.  “Obviously our biggest meet and we are looking forward to the challenge of the new MAAC this year.”


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