Rider Concludes Action at the Monmouth Winter Invitational

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
         
Release: February 11, 2017
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Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
West Long Branch, NJ – The Rider University track and field team competed at the Monmouth Winter Collegiate Invitational on Saturday at the OceanBank First Center. The Broncs saw some student-athletes get work in for the last time in a competitive environment before next weekend’s MAAC Championship.

The Rider women finished in fifth-place with a score of 25 points, while the men wrapped up the two-day event in sixth-place with 30 points.

“We had a few outstanding personal performances today,” Rider University Head Coach Bob Hamer said. “The goal of this meet was to give us one last opportunity to fine tune each athlete in preparation for the MAAC Championship next week.  We are in the best possible spot we can be in right now and we just need to stay the course and be ready to compete next weekend.”

In the shot put, junior David Gaynor (Paterson, NJ/Passaic County Vo Tech.) finished second amongst collegiate performers with a new personal best and IC4A-qualifying toss of 16.38M.

“David has been very consistent over the last part of the season which will put him in good position going into the MAAC meet,” Hamer added.

In the women’s shot put, freshman Ronetta Hunter (Burlington, NJ/Burlington Township) finished fifth with a mark of 13.16M. Classmate Fidele Jules (Tinton Falls, NJ/Red Bank Catholic) also had a strong day, picking up a fourth-place finish in the weight throw with an IC4A-qualifying toss of 16.39M. Finishing right behind, Jules was Bronc junior Karoline Sandvig (West Windsor, NJ/West Windsor Plainsboro HS South) in fifth with an IC4A-qualifying throw of 16.19M.

In the men’s weight throw, sophomore Matt Kraemer (Budd Lake, NJ/East Stroudsburg/Mount Olive) finished fifth a throw of 15.88M.

The Broncs return to action next weekend, February 18-19, competing in the 2017 MAAC Championship at 168th Street Armory in New York, NY.
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