PRINCETON, N.J. (4/12/14) – Senior Damon McLean posted a personal best and school record in the men’s triple jump at the Princeton Quad Meet on Saturday at Weaver Stadium.
McLean leapt to 16.11 (52-10.25) surpassing his previous best of 16.03. That ranks him second in the nation in the event.
Monmouth won the meet with a score of 76, with Princeton second with 73 points. Vermont was third with 39 and Rutgers fourth with eight.
Fellow senior Tom Hopkins swept the 200 and 400. He clocked 21.48 in the 200 and 46.69 in the 400. Junior Daniel McCord followed up with a second-place finish in the 200 at 22.04 and freshman Brent Albertson was fourth at 22.24.
Hopkins and McCord teamed up in both relay events. Along with junior Bradley Paternostro and sophomore Chris Crawford, the 4x400 took second at 3:19.46. Joined by Albertson and Jake Scinto in the 4x100 the Tigers claimed the win at 41.51. McCord had more work to do as he was fifth in the 100 at 10.98. Ahead of him was sophomore John Hill who finished second in the event at 10.78.
Senior George Galasso won the steeplechase at 9:26.67, improving on his time from two weeks ago by 20 seconds. He followed up with a fourth-place finish in the 3000 at 8:44.59.
Another victory came in the 1500 as junior Eddie Owens clocked a 3:54.13. Sophomore Brett Kelly was fourth at 3:56.79.
In the hurdles, sophomore Greg Caldwell was the runner up in the 110-meter hurdles at 14.72. Sophomore Jordan Myers and freshman Greg Leeper went 2-3 in the 400 hurdles at 54.80 and 55.11, respectively.
The Tigers went 1-2 in the high jump with senior Omar Jarrett winning the event and Scinto taking second place. Both cleared 2.04 (6-8.25) with Jarrett edging Scinto based on previous passes/attempts.
Scinto didn’t go away without a victory. He won the long jump, jumping out to 7.15 (23-5.50). Sophomore Bryan Oslin was fifth with a PR of 6.46 (21-2.50).
Following McLean in the triple jump was a third-place finish by junior Nana Owusu-Nyantekyi. He leapt to 13.93 (45-8.50).
On the other side of the track, freshman Benjamin Gaylord won the pole vault. He cleared 4.80 (15-9) to win it. Senior David Coneway was third at 4.25 (14-3.25).
Kicking things off in the throws was a PR and second-place showing by senior Jake Taylor in the hammer throw. He threw 55.08 (180-08).
Junior Scott Rushton was second in the shot put with a PR of 17.46 (57-3.50), and freshman Christopher Cook was third at 17.12 (56-2). Cook was also fourth in the discus with a toss of 47.98 (157-05). Freshman Jared Bell was fifth at 47.49 (155-10).
Rounding out the throws was senior Brad Pelisek, who took third in the javelin at 62.99 (206-08).
Princeton hosts the Larry Ellis Invitational next weekend, April 18 & 19.