Roadrunners compete at Ramapo College Track & Field Invitational

Ramapo’s men’s and women’s outdoor track & field teams participated at the Ramapo College Track & Field Invitational on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 and returned to action on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 when they traveled to the Metropolitan Conference Outdoor Championships. 

At the Ramapo College Track & Field Invitational the men’s team placed second overall, as the Roadrunners tallied 106 team points, and the women’s team placed seventh overall, with the Roadrunners tallying 43 team points. 

On Friday, the 4x800m relay team, made up of Anthony Bertollo, Saim Syed, George Losche and Michael Mohr, finished third overall. In the 5k, Ian McCauley clocked in with a third-place finish as well. Mohamed Nidaazzi and Jason Mercado finished in fifth and sixth place. 

In the field events, Sebastian Pross recorded a fourth-place finish in the hammer throw and Braden Holm placed eighth. In the shot put, Tanner Christie recorded the fourth-best mark in program history with a throw of 14.01-meters as he finished third overall, and Zach Hartung placed eighth. Michael Ramos placed eighth in the discus throw and Nicolo Caminiti placed sixth overall in the high jump. 

On Saturday, Ryan Pena won the 800m race and placed third overall in the 1,500m race. Cheickna Traore won the 100m dash in 10.61 seconds while Kenyon Fenderson finished sixth. Max Dubac earned a first-place finish in the 400m hurdles. Terrell Lockett finished in eighth in the 400m dash, Justin Martone had a third-place finish in the 110m hurdles, and Fenderson placed second overall in the 200m dash. 

For the women, Gbarper Dwah beat her own school record in the 100m dash when she won the event in 12.03 seconds.

The track and field teams competed at the Metropolitan Conference Championships. Photo courtesy of Ramapo Athletics

Rebecca Kneppel won the 400m dash when she crossed the finish line in 59.20 seconds, which is eighth in program history. 

Suzanne Zaugg placed third overall in the 1,500m race with a time of 4:54.10, which is fifth-best in program history. Zoey Cassavell placed ninth overall. Zaugg and Cassavell finished fifth and eighth in the 800m race. In the 400m hurdles, Barbara Exilus earned a fifth-place finish. 

The 4x400m relay team, made up of Kneppel, Exilus, Kacy Ewing and Dwah, finished in third. In the field, Mia Santana placed seventh overall in the javelin.

The Ramapo College men’s and women’s outdoor track and field team continued their success while they competed at the 2023 Metropolitan Outdoor Conference Championships held at Icahn Stadium. 

For the men, Martone placed fifth overall in the 110m hurdles and Pena placed 15th in the 110m hurdles. Fenderson placed 11th in the 200m dash. The 4x800m relay team of Syed, Munoz, Bertollo and Mohr placed fifth overall. The 4x400m relay team made up of Lockett, Pena, Unis and Losche placed sixth. 

In the field, Ramos had a fifth-place finish in the discus throw with a mark of 43.31m, which is fourth all-time at Ramapo. Christie grabbed a sixth-place finish in the shot put with a throw up 14.20m, which is third all-time at Ramapo. In the javelin, Christie placed fourth and Thomas Dardis placed seventh. Caminiti cleared 1.80m in the high jump and placed seventh. His jump is eighth all-time at Ramapo. Holm placed 10th in the hammer throw. 

For the women, Zaugg finished fifth overall in the 1,500m run when she clocked in at 4:49.27. Zaugg’s time is second all-time in program history. Cassavell placed 13th overall. Dwah grabbed a second-place finish in the 100m dash when she posted a time of 12.21 seconds. Meredith Yaskovich was also in the final of the 100m dash as she placed seventh overall. 

In the 400m race, Exulis had a sixth- place finish. Dwah finished third in the 200m dash with a time of 25.16 seconds, which is her personal best and third all-time at Ramapo. The 4x400m relay team of Ewing, Cassavell, Renee Martignoni Mercado and Zaugg placed fifth overall. 

In the field, Jade Sampson placed seventh overall in the shot put with a mark of 10.96m, which is sixth all-time at Ramapo. Santana placed sixth overall in the javelin. 

The Roadrunners return to action Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 when they travel to the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted by Princeton University.

Featured photo courtesy of Ramapo Athletics