Stockton women, Rowan men lead after day one of the NJAC Outdoor Championship

Results of the first dayMAWAH, NJ — The Stockton women’s team has an 11.5-point advantage and the Rowan men’s team is up 44 points after the first day of competition at the NJAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships being held on the Ramapo campus.


Stockton picked up two first-place finishes and five second-place finishes to lead all teams with 78.5 points. Kierstin Clem of the Ospreys opened the meet with a 10K win, running 40:47. Teammate Jennifer Kennedy was second with a time of 41:01. Stockton’s up-and-coming Megan Campanile also took home conference gold, winning the javelin with a throw of 38.51m to rank 45th nationally. Teammate Jesse Klink took second place in the javelin, with a height of 35.25 meters. The Ospreys also had second-place finishes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (Olivia Harris; 11:58.23), long jump (Christina Washington; 5.34m), and pole vault (Madison Faye; 2.95m).

TCNJ is sitting at 67 points after the first day. Elisa Bronkage won the long jump with a jump of 5.37m and Julia Dacour won the pole vault with a clearance of 3.10m.

Rouen is currently in third place with 52.5 points as Anna Sassi took the lead by winning the 3000m steeplechase, achieving a winning time of 11:44.01. Emily Galvin finished second in the hammer throw, with a height of 52.06 metres.

A pair of Rutgers Camden hammer throwers were on the podium, led by Emily Helt with the record throw of 54.19m. That mark broke her own NJAC championship record with 3.17m after setting the previous standard of 51.02m in 2022. Her mark also ranks as the No. 11 furthest in NCAA Division III this season. Alexis Marini finished third with a throw of 50.47 metres.

All three podium hammer throwing athletes achieved marks among the top 30 in D3 this year.

Current standings:
1. Stockton – 78.5
2. TCNJ – 67
3. Rouen – 52.5
4. Rutgers-Camden – 18
5- Montclair State – 7
6. Farmingdale State – 4
7. Ramapo – 4
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Rowan’s score of 90 after the first day is double that of anyone else in the field. The professor had wins from Nana Agyemang in the long jump (7.12m) and Greg Buluso in the javelin (66.88m). His polo throw is among the top five nationally this year, and he currently has the second-farthest D3 putt. Three masters led on the javelin platform, including Edgar Rosa (60.44m) and Kevin Armstrong (59.13m). All three marks inside the 20th National. The Masters also went 2-3 in the 3000m steeplechase with Brandon Jarrett (9:45.04) and Caleb Clevenger (9:54.70) on the podium, as well as 2-3 on pole. vault with Tyler Raimondi (4.30m) second and Max Owens (4.15m) third.

TCNJ is second with 46 points. Michael Bond started the day by winning the 10K, running 32:23, and Kevin Christensen added first in the 3000m steeplechase (9:37.03).

Owen Fogarty topped current third-place Montclair State (39 points) by winning the pole vault, clearing 4.45 meters. John Griffiths added the runner-up position in the hammer, with a throw of 50.43m, while Anthony Dimaolo finished second in the long jump (7.10m).

Ramapo’s Sebastian Bruce won the hammer to decide the day one singles champions. He threw a winning height of 50.87 metres.

Also of note is Adam Abu Shanab of the Rutgers-Newark team who finished second in the 10K race, just 10 seconds behind Bond. The duo led a group of five 10K runners, all of whom finished in AARTFC qualifying time.

Current standings:
1. Rowan – 90
2.TCNJ – 46
3- Montclair State – 39
4. Stockton – 33
5. Ramapo – 13
6. Rutgers – Newark – 8
7. Farmingdale State – 5
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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