Friday, 27 January 2012 00:00
The Farmingdale State men’s and women’s indoor track team competed in the Long Island Indoor Championship at St. Anthony’s High School on Friday, January 20, hosted by St. John’s University. The men’s team was highlighted by a new school record in the Weight Throw, while the women improved two ECAC qualifying marks.
Among those competing was Marjorie Diemicke of North Massapequa. The 4x400 meter relay team of Ms. Diemicke, Druscilla Dickson, Akimmie Parker and junior Kathleen Clermont moved to sixth All-Time with a fifth place finish in a time of 4:25.24.Junior Edward Brown IV set a new school record with a toss of 57’ 5”, improving his old record of 17.44m - 57’ 2.75” and winning the event by 1.10 meters. Brown is now listed with the 14th best mark in Division III. The Rams took the top three spots in the event, with 2nd place going to freshman Leshawn Johnson and 3rd place was junior Mike Jang.
Sophomore Alix Lamarre took second place in the Triple Jump with a 12.82 meter mark (42’ 0.75”). He also took third place in the Long Jump at 7.02 meters (23’ 0.5”). His mark in the Long Jump is ranked seventh in the country among all Division III. Farmingdale State will compete next on Feb. 3-4 at the New Balance Indoor Games at the New Balance Track and Field Center in New York City.