Parham's Record Breaking Performance Leads Peahens To First MAAC Championship
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Posted by: jenny campbell
NEW YORK, NY- Ronnah Parham broke the 55-meter hurdles record as the Peahens Track & Field team took home first place at the MAAC Championships this evening. Saint Peter's (196) beat out Manhattan(183) by 13 points. The men's team finished with 122 points, good for a third place finish. Head Coach Mike Massone was named the MAAC Women's Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year.
The weight throwers combined for 50 of the 196 total points as Cristina Vilsaint scored 10 points in the weight throw, good for a first place finish. Lauren Heath, Christine Kemp and Cherrice Brown finished the event second, third and fifth respectively, totaling 18 points between the three. Vilsaint also finished in first place in the shot put while Brown came in third.
The jumpers also were key to a women's MAAC Championship as they cominbed for 47 points in the high, long and triple jumps. Khadeen Isaacs won the high jump for the Peahens while Renee Brzyski came in fourth place. Mbalu Keita and Sunita Kumar finished second and third respectively in the triple jump.
Placing second behind the recording setting performance of Parham, Asha Daley finished the 55-meter hurdles as Saint Peter's took first and second in the specific event.
Scoring 10 points for the Peahens, Gina Nocerino placed first in the 400 meter dash (55.96) after falling behind early on. With a time of 57.16, Stefanny Laureno finished fouth.
Led by Isaiah Harris and Robert Rogers, the men's side placed seven IC4A Qualifiers. Harris finished the triple jump in third place and a team of Trevano Dwyer, Ralph Nelson, Kevin Persson and Rogers finished the 4x400 meter relay in first place.
Marques Wallace won the 200 meter dash and was followed by a second place finish from fellow Peacock Jonathan Ocasio. Ocasio and Wallace also finished the 55 meter dash in first and second place respectively while Leon Thompson came in third.
Freshman Bentley Whitfield finished third in the weight throw (15.6) as he set a new Saint Peter's College Standard.