Track and field race at TCNJ Invitational

The Ramapo College men’s track and field team competed on April 13 at the TCNJ Invitational hosted by The College of New Jersey.

Crossing the finish line at 4:07.67, sophomore Ryan Pena won the 1500m race. He also finished fifth in the 800m run at 2:00.81.

Freshman Logan Natale recorded a personal best time of 51.32 seconds in the 400m dash and finished third overall. Meanwhile, junior Terrell Lockett recorded a season best time of 51.62 seconds for a fifth-place finish.

In the 5k, senior Mohamed Nidaazzi placed third with a season best of 15:55.61, junior Ian McCauley placed sixth with 16:23.11 and freshman Brandon Meneses placed in seventh with a personal best of 16:34.61.

Also included in the top 10 finishes in the race were graduate student Jason Mercado in eighth place with 16:37.14, freshman Julian Mignone in ninth place with a personal best of 16:39.73 and senior Andrew Taranta in 10th place with a personal best of 16:48.72.

In the 100m, junior Brendan Shaffer placed fourth with a clocked time of 11.88 seconds while freshmen Owen Usinowicz and Benjamin Zelasco landed in seventh and eighth place respectively in the 110m hurdles with times of 17.39 seconds and 17.41 seconds. 

In the 400m hurdles, junior George Losche and sophomore Matt Suero finished in 11th and 12th place with times of 1:01.32 and 1:01.48 respectively. 

Sophomore Nicolo Caminiti cleared 1.69m in the high jump to finish 17th overall while freshman Ra’jet Levister posted a personal best mark of 5.20m and freshman Jake Angco recorded a mark of 5.61m. 

Then, sophomore Brandon Balcacer competed at the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted by Princeton University. While there, he recorded a time of 11.34 seconds during the 100m dash and 22/49 during the 200m dash.

As for the women’s team, the meet was highlighted by star freshman distance runner Dale Leonard, who set a new program record once again with her time of 4:34.39 in the 1500m.

This weekend the two teams will take part in the Coach P Invitational in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


Featured photo courtesy of Ramapo Athletics