at IC4A/ECACs - Day One

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Release: March 08, 2014
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La’tazah Coleman
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Indoor College Track and Field
Rider at IC4A/ECAC Championships

BOSTON, Mass.—The Rider University men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams are competing at the IC4A/ECAC Championships this weekend, hosted by Boston University.

For the Rider women on Saturday, sophomore La'tazah Coleman (Middletown, Del./Appoquinimink) ran a Rider record time of 24.60 in the 200 meter dash, finishing 13th.

“The women had a great first day,” said head coach Bob Hamer.  “We made three finals.  They will have a good opportunity to score on Sunday.  Coleman broke her own Rider record and that was her best performance of the season.”

For the Rider men on Saturday, freshman Wilfred Asamoah (Edison) was 12th in the 60 meter hurdles (8.26) and sophomore Darien Edwards (South Orange/St. Benedict’s) was 17th in the 800 meter (1:53.43).

Also for the Bronc women, junior Emily Ritter (Millsboro, Del./Sussex Tech) was seventh in the 1 mile run trials, (4:53.13) qualifying for the finals on Sunday and sophomore Dashana Ransome (Irvington) was eighth in the 60 meter hurdle trials (8.83), also qualifying for the finals.  Senior Rhea Phipps (Basking Ridge/Ridge) was ninth in the weight throw (16.74m), taking the last spot and advancing to the finals.

“I’m very excited for the women,” Hamer added.  “They stepped up and competed with some fire today and I’m hopeful we can carry that spirit over to Sunday.  Their effort today should inspire those who are competing tomorrow.”

Also for the Bronc men, senior Wilvenson Baptiste (Irvington) was 28th in the 200 meter dash (22.12), freshman Lamont Higgins (New Brunswick/St. Joseph HS (Metuchen)) was 28th in the 400 meter dash (49.74) and senior Joseph Carlin (Staten Island, N.Y./Staten Island Tech.) was 30th in the 800 meter (1:54.58).

“The men didn’t have a good day at all,” Hamer said.  “We got a few good races from Asamoah and Carlin but we had higher hopes.”

The men’s distance medley relay (DMR) of junior Derek Lake (Middletown, N.Y./Pine Bush), sophomore Jalen Thomas (Baltimore, Md./Reservoir), senior Matt Sampson (Manasquan) and sophomore Sam Knipper (Randolph) was 12th with a time of 10:12.09.

“The men’s DMR competed very well,” Hamer added.

Competition concludes on Sunday.

-RU-

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