By Kayoneil Wilson
Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the NYC Gotham Cup in Staten Island, N.Y. on Friday at the Ocean Breeze Complex. The Knights brought home many wins for FDU, breaking both team and personal records.
One of the most notable wins on the men’s team was sophomore Salif Mane, who broke FDU’s indoor triple jump record. He made first place with a 16.06m mark, which is 1.24m further than the second-place finish. Mane was able to set a personal record in the long jump with a 7.41m jump, holding third-place for the long jump nationally and being named on the Top 50 list for the NCAA.
Of the women’s performances, Chloe Lucas was able to make two second-place finishes in the 200m and 400m races. Lucas also currently holds the best time in the NEC for the 400m race and the second best time in the 200m.
Other notable performances include Shantelle Riley’s second-place finish in the 60m dash with a 7.76 time. Ben Clay III also secured second-place in the shot put with a 16.08m throw, surpassing the bronze medalist by 1.63 meters.
The track and field teams will be competing at the UAlbany Great Dane Invitational and the John Thomas Terrier Classic this coming weekend on Friday, Jan. 28 and Saturday, Jan. 29.
On Friday, the track and field team made multiple placements.
Art by Kayoneil Wilson