Emily Ritter
Courtesy: Rider Sports Information  
Release:  06/11/2014

Emily Ritter
Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
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Tracksters are Athletes of Month for May 

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—Lamont Higgins and Emily Ritter of the track & field team were named the Rider University Athletes of the Month for all competition in May. 

Higgins, a freshman from New Brunswick, NJ (St. Joseph’s-Metuchen), won two gold medals and a silver at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships, and earned All-East honors at the ICAAAA Championships.

 

Ritter, a junior from Millsboro, Delaware (Sussex Tech), compiled a second and a third place finish at the MAAC Championships, earned All-East honors at the ECAC Championships and qualified for the NCAA Regional.

 

Ritter placed second in the 3,000m steeplechase at the MAAC Championships while setting a new Rider record in the event. She placed third at the ECAC Championships with another new Rider record and with a time good enough to qualify for the NCAA First Round.

 

Higgins won the MAAC 400m and anchored the winning 4 x 100 relay, while placing second in the 4 x 400 relay. At the IC4A meet Higgins broke the Rider record in the 400 (47.72) that stood for 19 years.  

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