College Track & Field:
Monday, May 17, 2004
By Mike Ballard
RAPTOR OF THE WEEK
Junior Tameka Jackson set school records in the 100-meter dash (12.14) and the 200-meter dash (25.02) while finishing second and third, respectively, to account for 14 points at the ECAC Championships She also was a member of the Lady Raptors’ sixth-place 4x100 relay team, which collected three more points as Rutgers-Camden finished with 17 points to tie for 19th place out of 52 scoring teams. Jackson’s record-breaking times in the 100 and 200 dashes broke her own program records set at the Millersville Metrics on April 26, 2003.
TRACK AND FIELD
Junior Tameka Jackson (Pennsauken, NJ/Sterling) set Rutgers University-Camden records in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and helped the Lady Raptors score all 17 of their points as they finished tied for 19th out of 52 scoring teams at the ECAC Championships May 14-15 at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Jackson finished second at 100 meters and third at 200 meters to collect 14 points by herself. She also was a member of the sixth-place 4x100 team for the Lady Raptors, picking up another three points. She ran the 100-meter final in a record-breaking time of 12.14, one day after setting the short-lived school mark in qualifying with a 12.16 time. Those times broke the mark of 12.3 she set at the Millersville Metrics April 26, 2003. She also had set the old mark in the 200 meters (25.4) at the same Millersville meet, but shattered that record May 15 with a 25.02 at the ECAC Championships.
Jackson’s times not only gave her a pair of school records, but they also made her a provisional qualifier for the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships, which will be held in Decatur, Illinois, May 27-29 at Millikin University.
Jackson also teamed with senior Nicole Parkinson (Englewood, NJ/Bergen County Tech), junior Tiffany Logan (Turnersville, NJ/Washington Township) and sophomore Nafeesa Yusuff (Vineland, NJ/Vineland) to post a time of 49.79 in the 4x100 meter relay, finishing sixth.
Logan also finished 26th in the 100-meter high hurdles (16.80), while senior Tina DiGiovanni (Collingswood, NJ/Collingswood) finished 13th in the 10,000-meter run (42:06.65) and freshman Donna-Marie Kirk (Sewell, NJ/Washington Township) finished 17th in the discus (114-9).
The women’s ECAC title was won by host Williams College with 99 points, while SUNY-Cortland captured the men’s crown with 73 points. The Rutgers-Camden men did not score.
On the men’s side, Scarlet Raptor freshman Raphael Fuentes (Yonkers, NY/Haddonfield) finished 27th in the qualifying for the 100-meter dash finals (11.36), while junior Matthew Weng (Lakehurst, NJ/Shawnee) was 17th in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles (56.91). The Raptors’ 4x100 relay team of Fuentes, sophomore Tyrell McGraw (Hammonton, NJ/Edgewood), freshman Stephon Coleman (Penns Grove, NJ/Penns Grove) and junior Taiwan Lamb (Atlantic City, NJ/Atlantic City) finished 22nd (44.13).
Div. III ECAC Championships (at Williams College, Williamstown, MA)
Men: 1. SUNY-Cortland, 73; 2. Bates College, 71; 3. Williams College, 64; 4. The College of New Jersey, 41; 5. Springfield College, 31; 6. Wesleyan University, 28; 7. US Coast Guard Academy, 27; 8. Tufts University, 24; 9. Geneso State, 22.50; 10. (tie) Middlebury College and University of Rochester, 22; 12. University of Southern Maine, 20; 13. RPI, 19; 14. St. Lawrence University, 18; 15. New York University, 17; 16. Ithaca College, 16; 17. (tie) Hunter College, Dickinson College, Union College, New Jersey City University and Wheaton College, 14; 22. Kean University, 14; 23. (tie) Plattsburgh State and Bowdoin College, 12; 25. (tie) Penn State Behrend, Colby College, Richard Stockton College and York College, 11; 29. 29. (tie) Grove City College, Eastern Connecticut State, Westfied State and Rhode Island College, 10; 33. (tie) Farmingdale State University and UMass Dartmouth, 9; 35. (tie) MIT, Trinity College and Muhlenberg College, 8; 38. (tie) US Merchant Marine Academy and Oneonta State, 7; 40. Medgar Evers College, 6.50; 41. (tie) Albright College and Colby-Sawyer College, 6; 43. (tie) Rochester Institute of Technology, Keene State and Hamilton College, 5; 46. Fitchburg State University, 4; 47. (tie) Amherst College, College Misericordia, Bethany College and William Paterson University, 3; 51. (tie) Hartwick College and SUNY-Brockport, 2; 53. (tie) Alfred University and SUNY-New Paltz, 1. Rutgers-Camden did not score.
Women: 1. Williams College, 99; 2. The College of New Jersey, 44; 3. WPI, 37; 4. New Jersey City University, 35; 5. Bates College, 33; 6. Richard Stockton College, 32; 6. Amherst College, 32; 8. Geneso State, 31; 8. Colby College, 31; 10. Tufts University, 27; 11. RPI, 26; 12. Middlebury College, 24; 13. (tie) Ithaca College and Wheaton College, 24.33; 15. Westfied State, 22.33; 16. Rochester Institute of Technology, 21; 17. Oneonta State, 19; 18. Dickinson College, 18; 19. (tie) Rutgers University-Camden and St. Lawrence University, 17; 21. Gettysburg College, 15; 22. (tie) Smith College and Muhlenberg College, 13; 24. (tie) New York University and Grove City College, 12; 26. University of Rochester, 11; 27. MIT, 10; 28. SUNY-New Paltz, 9; 29. (tie) SUNY-Cortland, Springfield College, Trinity College and Colby-Sawyer College, 8; 33. (tie) Bowdoin College, Wesleyan University and US Coast Guard Academy, 7; 36. University of Southern Maine, 6; 37. (tie) Brandeis University, Medgar Evers College, UMass-Dartmouth, Penn State-Behrend and Kean University, 5; 42. Leham College 4; 43. (tie) Albright College, SUNY-Brockport, Nazareth College and Cabrini College, 3; 47. (tie) Worcester State College, Hartwick College, William Paterson University and Plattsburgh State, 2; 51. (tie) Mount Holyoke College and SUNY-Oswego, 1.
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