Junior Jeremy Hernandez Claims NJAC Champion Titles

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Ramapo junior Jeremy Hernandez was named NJAC Champion in both the 800-meter and one mile races at the NJAC Indoor Track & Field Championships on Monday. The Roadrunners placed fourth in the meet overall with 87 combined points.

Hernandez, who in the past, has been named NJAC Men's Cross Country Rookie of the Year, NJAC First Team All-Conference, NJAC Athlete of the Year, four-time NJAC Men's XC Rookie of the Week, NJAC Runner of the Year for indoor and outdoor, NCAA indoor All-American, NJAC Athlete of the Year for outdoor and All-American in the Mile at NCAAs, qualified for the ECAC Championships when he won the one mile race in 4:15.98 and the 800-meter run at 1:53.80. Hernandez currently holds six school records and four NJAC records.

“Jeremy has always been consistent in his training, and he knows how to run races very well, so his success comes as no surprise,” said teammate Tom Moore. Moore’s distance medley team, which consisted of Christopher Stephenson, Kelan Yalong, and Bryan Francis, came in fourth overall with a time of 11:03.82.

Michael Begen won the weight throw with a mark of 15.67-meters and placed second in the shot put with a mark of 14.83-meters, both of which qualify him for the ECAC Championships. Fellow Roadrunner Calvin Hartman also placed second with a 4.65-meter jump, which qualifies him for the ECACs as well.

The Ramapo track and field team will be back in racing action on Saturday, February 25th when they compete at the Fast Track Last Chance meet in Staten Island.