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Saturday, February 04, 2012
STROUDSBURG, Pa.—Six new school records and a number of season and personal bests were set on Saturday afternoon when the Alderson-Broaddus men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the DeSchriver Invite, hosted by East Stroudsburg University.
Senior distance runner Ashley Teets highlighted the day for A-B, winning the women’s 5000-meter run in a school-record time of 17:56.46, automatically qualifying for the WVIAC Outdoor Championships in the process. Sophomore Aly Carpenter also posted a solid showing in the event, finishing in sixth place, and both she and Ashley Shultz provisionally qualified for the WVIAC meet. On the men’s side, Josh Ferguson finished 8th in the 5000-meter run with a time of 16:25.15, while Chris DeRosa set a new personal record in the event.
The men's 4x400m relay team finished in a school-record time of 3:43.79, with Rickie Hathaway (57.4), Ferguson (54.3), James Anderson (56.4), and John Mundey (55.9) all contributing to the feat.
School records were also set in both the men's and women's 500m and 1000m races. Anderson ran the 500m in 1:15.54, while junior Lindsey Thayer broke the women's record with a time of 1:38.24. Mundey earned a 5th-place finish in the 1000-meter run 2:45.40 in breaking the record in that event, while sophomore Cassy Menas set a new record in the women's 1000m in 3:24.20.
Hathaway ran a season-best 57.19 in the men's 400m and automatically-qualified for the WVIAC meet in the 55m hurdles with a time of 9.46. In the women's 3000m, juniors Kecia Vandergrift and Andrea Sall each had season-best runs of 13:01.33 and 13:03.93, respectively.
The following universities had participants in the event: Host East Stroudsburg, DeSales, Kutztown, Misericordia, Moravian, Lebanon Valley, Keystone, Lehman, West Chester, Delhi, Ramapo, Montclair State, Medgar Evers, Hunter, Molloy, Muhlenberg, Middlesex CC, Queensborough, Immaculata, King’s College, Neumann, Essex CC, Temple, and Harcum.
The men’s and women’s track teams will return to action on Saturday, February 11 when they travel to Morgantown for the Blue and Gold Open, hosted by West Virginia University.