The College’s indoor track and field teams recorded four NCAA qualifiers at the Seventh Annual New Balance Invitational over the weekend.
Both the men’s and women’s distance medley teams recorded NCAA qualifying times and placed in the top five at the invitational.
“I thought we had an excellent meet,” head coach Eric Mobley said. “Some of the greatest track and field teams were there, including DI and DII.”
The men’s team of sophomore Chris Guerriero, junior Brian Kopnicki, sophomore Rob McGowan and senior Matt Randal finished the race in 10:05.88, taking second in the college division. East Stroudsburg University, a Division II school, won the race with a time of 10:03.51.
The women’s team placed fifth in the 17-team field and was the only Division III team in the top eight. Sophomore Stephanie Herrick, junior Jessica Bonelli, senior Angela Tecco and sophomore Martine McGrath recorded a time of 12:11.46.
In the weight throw, Donatelli tossed for a distance of 16.56 meters, while the 4×400 team of freshman Kristen Tricocci, Tecco, freshman Jianna Spadaccini and Bonelli finished in 3:57.93.
The men’s 4×400 team of sophomore Woodrow Prevard, freshman Steve Murray, freshman DeShard Stevens and McGowan recorded an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) qualifying time of 3:26.72.
Sophomore Megan O’Leary recorded an ECAC qualifying time of 10:17.10 in the 3,000 meters, while freshman Priscilla Senyah finished the 60-meter high hurdles with an ECAC qualifying time of 9.54. O’Leary won this week’s New Jersey Athletic Conference Female Athlete of the week.
Next up for the Lions are the Rider-Lafayette Winter Classic and the Boston University St. Valentine’s Invitational, both on Friday.