NEWARK, Del. – Sophomore Stephanie Cozzolongo broke her own school record in the javelin throw to headline the Kean University men’s and women’s track and field teams at the Delaware Open I at University of Delaware.
Cozzolongo led four Kean finishers in the top 10, breaking her school record with a throw of 38.08 meters. Her throw qualified her for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Outdoor Championships and is less than a meter shy of provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships.
Juniors Jamie Grenger (31.34 meters) and Lauren Dobbs (27.67 meters) placed fifth and eighth, respectively, while sophomore Jamie Sacco (26.97 meters) finished ninth in the javelin throw.
Senior Sarah Lyon also had a pair of top 10 finishes in the throwing events, as she placed fifth in the discus throw (34.83 meters) and sixth in the shot put (10.68 meters), while Sacco added a seventh place showing in the shot put (10.58 meters).
Rookie Stephanie Leonetti finished eighth in the discus (28.95 meters) and seventh in the hammer throw (29.05 meters), while junior Liz Hatos placed ninth in the hammer throw (23.10 meters).
Sophomore Maria Moya rounded out the women’s top 10 finishes, placing tied for eighth in the pole vault (2.45 meters).
On the men’s side, the Cougars had three second place finishes, with sophomore Aaron Lucas in high jump (1.88 meters), junior John Badala in the shot put (14.14 meters) and freshman Robert Gordon in the javelin throw (50.39 meters).
Lucas added an eighth place finish in the long jump (6.41 meters) and Badala placed fifth in the javelin (46.50 meters), while sophomore Randy Reyes finished ninth in the shot put (11.94 meters).
In the discus throw, freshman Jason Jenkins placed ninth (38.20 meters), while rookie Vincent Schifini added a seventh place showing in the pole vault (3.80 meters).
On the track, junior Ricardo Garcia had the team’s best finish, placing fourth in the 400-meter dash (51.02). Senior Kevin Scribner crossed the finish line fifth in the 3000-meter steeplechase (11:15.25), while freshman Joe Badru was ninth in the 200-meter dash (22.61 seconds).
Garcia teamed up with freshman Barry Clark, junior Doug Bonner and senior Matt Gough to place eighth in the 1600-meter relay (3:28.71).
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