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Women's Track & Field Finishes Second; Men 11th at IC4A/ECAC Indoor Championships


BOSTON, Mass. - The Seton Hall women's track & field team finished in second place out of 51 squads, while the men's team placed 11th out of 51 teams at the IC4A/ECAC Indoor Championships over the weekend. The Pirates had four runners post NCAA provisional times, and will await to hear if they have clinched at-large berths to the NCAA Indoor Championships, being held from March 12-13 in Fayetteville, Ark.


Junior Christopher Cox (Manahawkin, N.J.) clocked in at 47.14 in the preliminaries, which was an NCAA Provisional time. In the finals, he improved his time to 46.83 to finish in third place.


Senior Kamar Ellis (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was the runner-up in the 500-meter dash after crossing the tape in 1:02.37.


The men's 4x400-meter relay team comprised of Sean Morris (Burlington, N.J.), Ellis, Antonio Reynolds (Orlando, Fla.), and Cox turned in another NCAA provisional performance, completing the race in 3:08.12 to place second.


Senior Louise Faye (Thiais, France) was fourth in the triple jump, with an attempt of 12.19 meters.


Freshman Ivanique Kemp (Nassau, Bahamas) placed third in the 60-meter hurdles, posting a time of 8.47.


Freshman Janay Mitchell (Teaneck, N.J.) finished in fourth in the 60-meter dash, turning in an effort of 7.60. Mitchell also scored the team points in the 200-meter dash, running a 24.54 to finish in seventh place.


The Pirates had three females finish in the top-eight of the 400-meter dash. Senior Jernail Hayes (Newark, Del.) was victorious, running an NCAA provisional time of 53.08 in the finals of the event. Classmate Krista Simkins (Wissahicken, Pa.) followed Hayes, also hitting a provisional time of 54.12. Senior Toneisha Friday (Somerset, N.J.) was fourth, respectively, running a 54.98.


The women's 4x400-meter relay recorded a win as well. The quartet of Friday, Simkins, Mitchell, and Hayes ran a 3:40.33.


The women's 4x800-meter relay also won their race in 8:56.57. The squad consisted of Faye, Hughnique Rolle (Nassau, Bahamas), Alexandra Hehn (Toms River, N.J.), and KeAira Dickerson (Wilmington, Del.).