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Track & Field Splits Squads at Colonial Relays and Princeton Invite


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. and PRINCETON, N.J. - The Seton Hall track and field teams split up once again and ran at the Colonial Relays and the Princeton Invitational this weekend. At the Colonial Relays, the women finished in seventh place out of 30 teams, while the men placed 14th out of 30 clubs. No team scores were compiled at the Princeton meet, and the Pirates had no postseason qualifiers at the event.


Senior Jernail Hayes (Newark, Del.) posted the second fastest preliminary time in the 100-meter dash (11.94), and was quick enough to add another event to her ECAC resume. In the semi-finals, Hayes shaved .01 seconds off her time.


In the 400-meter hurdles, Hayes continued to impress after hitting a time of 1:00.19 in the section one final for another ECAC berth. Teammate Alexandra Hehn (Toms River, N.J.) also posted an ECAC standard time of 1:01.86 to place third in the section two heat.


Also in the 100-meter dash, freshman Janay Mitchell (Teaneck, N.J.) crossed the tape in 12.10 to earn an ECAC Championship berth as she placed second in the section two semifinals. Mitchell also competed in the 200-meter dash and ran a 24.60 in the section one finals for another ECAC event.


In the women's 400-meter dash, senior Toneisha Friday (Somerset, N.J.) took first place in the flight one heat after running a 54.60, earning a bid into the ECAC's. In flight two, Louise Faye won flight two with a time of 55.91 to clinch a berth at the ECAC'S as well.


Senior Carl Smith (Camden, N.J.) placed third in the long jump with an IC4A's qualifying mark of 7.16 meters.


The men's 4x800-meter relay team of Dorian Ellerbe (South Orange, N.J.), Mamadou Niang (North Caldwell, N.J.), Marvin Carter (Bordentown, N.J.), and Stafford McFarlane (Norwalk, Conn.) ran a 7:39.67 to qualify for the ECAC's.


The women's 4x800 squad comprised of Keshia Rudolph (Chesapeake, Va.), Louise Faye (Thiais, France), Hehn, and KeAira Dickerson (Wilmington, Del.) clocked in at 8:51.89 to finish first in the section one finals.


The women's 4x100-meter quartet of Brittany Smith (Cincinnati, Ohio), Krista Simkins (Wissahicken, Pa.), Mitchell, and Hayes hit a 45.76 to qualify for ECAC's.


The men's 4x400-meter team of Sean Morris (Burlington, N.J.), Kamar Ellis (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Antonio Reynolds (Orlando, Fla.), and Smith posted an ECAC qualifying time of 3:11.54 en route to a section five finals victory.


Individually, McFarlane ran a time of 1:51.90 in the 800-meter dash, earning a fifth place finish and a spot at the BIG EAST Championships.


Morris ran another strong time of 48.67 in the men's 400-meter dash, beating the BIG EAST standard time.


Faye hit the BIG EAST qualifying standard on the nose with an attempt of 5.60 meters in the long jump.


Seton Hall will return to action next weekend at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn. and at the Rider Invitational.