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NYU team challenge Meet Preview With merely a month to go before the America East Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, the Retrievers head up to the Championship site (New York City Armory) to begin setting the tone for the championship part of the season. With the Penn State National Invite and the Armory Collegiate Invite the next two weekends, the athletes will be finally let loose in their primary events with the intention of putting up some stellar performances. Entered only in the 60 meter dash, Mercedes Jackson will be looking to move into the qualification window (Top 16) for the NCAA National Meet. However, the 500 meters might be the event to watch with three of the top five performers in school history (#1 Paulette Fogle, #4 Kirsten Jones, and #5 Deborah Adelola). For the men look to Sean Cooper to push the IC4A qualification standards in both the 60 meter and 200 meter dashes and for Freshman Erick Soetje to open up the season in his specialty of the 400 meter dash. School records could be threatened all over the board in the distance events beginning with the 800 meters. After barely missing out on the 1,000 meter school record and cruising a 1:52 solo split in the 800 meters less than an hour later, Andrew Smith looks poised to crush the current record. The women’s record could be in doubt with the current record holder Sarah Daly taking the link with newly crowned 1,000 meter record holder Cody Mezebish looking to lower the record. Jake Albino will take a run at the mile record after setting the 1,500 meter record in the spring while Hassan Omar will look to add another record to his resume in the 3,000 meters. Thor Serafenas returns in the shot and weight throw after training through the past couple meets and should challenge for the Conference lead in the latter. Also returning to action will be Mo Drammeh who nearly missed out on an IC4A qualification at the Bison Opener in the high jump. After breaking the school record in the high jump last weekend, Alisha Beeman will strive to become the first Retriever to clear 5’ 8”. Nmeoma Edokobi will look to continue her great season that has led to being ranked third in the shot put and second in the weight throw in the America East Conference.

2013-14 Indoor Schedule: December 7th, 2013 Bison Opener Bucknell University January 11th, 2014 Penn State Relays Penn State University January 18th, 2014 Terrapin Invite/Navy Quad PGSLC January 24th, 2014 NYC Team Challenge NYC Armory January 25th, 2014 Patriot Games George Mason Invite Jan. 31st- Feb. 1st, 2014 Penn State National Invite Penn State University February 7th-8th, 2014 Armory Collegiate Invite NYC Armory

Andy Smith Terrapin Invite/Navy Pentagonal:       

Alisha Beeman broke the school record in the high jump going 5’ 7.25” Nneoma Edokobi moved up to #6 All Time in the Weight Throw Mercedes Jackson won the 60 meter dash. Tommy Eldridge won the 5,000 meter run while Vinny DiSalvo finished 2nd. Andrew Smith and Jake Albino moved up to #2 and #3 respectively in the 1,000 meter dash, both qualifying for ECAC’s Sean Cooper won the 60 meter dash in 7.06 Paulette Fogle and Deborah Adelola took third and fourth in the 400 meter dash.

After moving up to #2 All Time in the 8,000 meters and 10,000 meters during the cross country season, Smith moved up to #2 in the 1,000 meters at the Navy Invite this past weekend, missing out by .02 seconds. He followed that up forty minutes later by running an unchallenged lead off leg in the 4x800 meters running a 1:52 split which is equivalent to the current indoor school record.

February 14th, 2014 Rider/Lafayette Invite NYC Armory February 23rd-24th, 2014 America East Championships NYC Armory March 8th-9th, 2014 IC4A/ECAC Championships Boston University March 14th-15th, 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships Albuquerque, NM

Schedule / Entries Event 60m 60m Hurdles 200m 400m 500m 800m 1,000m Mile 3,000m 5,000m 4x400m 4x800m DMR Long Jump Triple Jump High Jump Pole Vault Shot Put Weight Throw Hept./Pent

Women / Men (Tentative only, only A Relays listed): Jackson, Phillip, Johnson / Cooper Entwistle / Rybak, Abutaleb Jones, Young / Cooper, Soetje Abbey, Young, Yuille / Soetje, Oxley, Ford Fogle, Jones, Adelola / Rybak, Ekanayake, Schulties Mezebish, Daly, Allen / Smith, Bolinger, Phillips n/a Oputa, Alms, Zielinski / Albino, Schuler, Johnson Dawson, McGovern, Roche / Eldridge, Luckin, Omar n/a Yuille, Fogle, Tillman, Abbey / Rybak, Ekanayake, Oxley, Soetje n/a Mezebish, Allen, Daly, Kulp /Albino, Schulties, Smith, Schuler Beeman / Glaze Davis, Slonski / Beeman / Drammeh Davis / Stott, Carman Edokobi, Mayne / Serafenas, Dibattista Edokobi, Nelson / Serafenas, Stinsman n/a

Running Events: 11:45 PM

Throwing Events: 12:00 PM

Men’s and Women Long Jump Triple Jumps to Follow Women Pole Vault, Men to Follow. Men Shot Put, Women to Follow Weight throw to Follow High Jump; M & W after 60m dash

60H men/ women Mile men/women 60H Fin. women/men 3000m women 60m men / women 60m Fin. men/women 500m men/women 400m men / women 800m men / women 200m men/ women 3000m men 4x200 men/women DMR men/women 4x400 men /women

IC4a ecac / Records


IC4A Standards (men)

ECAC Standards (women)


60m 60m Hurdles 200m 400m 500m 800m 1,000m Mile 3,000m 5,000m 4x400m 4x800m DMR Long Jump Triple Jump High Jump Pole Vault Shot Put Weight Throw Hept./Pent

6.98 8.25 22.24 49.20 1:05.20 1:54.90 2:28.95 4:14.90 8:27.20 14:45.40 3:19.90 7:53.00 10:19.70 7.02 m 14.45 m 2.04 m 4.80 m 15.70 m 16.90 m 5000 Points

7.68 8.80 25.04 57.04 1:16.04 2:14.44 2:56.24 4:59.04 9:58.94 17:33.64 3:52.54 9:25.24 12:08.64 5.70 m 11.90 m 1.70 m 3.60 m 13.50 m 16.00 m 3450 Points

Chris Patrice / Mercedes Jackson / Mercedes Jackson / Kirsten Jones Andrew Smith, Jake Albino /

/ Women

/ Alisha Beeman





60m 60mH 200m 400m 500m 800m 1000m Mile 3000m 5000m

David Bobb Trae Proctor David Bobb Khris Hutson Josh Hewitson Michael Christmas Izudin Mehmedovic Izudin Mehmedovic Greg Saylor Michael Sterling

6.72 7.89 20.85 48.57 1:03.35 1:52.78 2:25.58 4:08.84 8:26.00 14:39.45

Mercedes Jackson Imani Colbert Mercedes Jackson Kirsten Jones Paulette Fogle Sarah Daly Cody Mezebish Cara Wettlaufer Sara Parkinson Sara Parkinson

7.34 8.57 23.98 55.80 1:13.69 2:12.65 2:56.58 4:55.00 9:40.12 16:47.89


Powell, Williams, Ransom, Hawkins


Abbey, K. Jones, Phillip, Fogle



Okoniewski, Hart, Christmas, Snyder


Asein, Fields, Wettlaufer, Baker



Christmas, Smith, Albino, Snyder


Mezebish, Daly, Fredericks, Bucci


HJ LJ TJ PV SP WT Hept./Pent.

Huguens Jean Marc Haskins Victor Gilreath Dixon/Ludwig Yao Adantor Cam McDearmon Keith Onto

2.17m (7-1.5) 7.11m (23-4) 15.49m (50-10) 4.85m (15-11) 16.60 (54-1.75) 18.83 (61-9.5) 5,238 pts

Alisha Beeman Kiki Malamo-Paris Tyishua Johnson Laura Walker Cleopatra Borel Cleopatra Borel Chowan Brightful

1.71m (5-7.25) 5.65m (18-6.5) 11.56m (37-11.25) 3.25m (10-8) 17.50m (57-5) 18.03m (59-2) 3,227 pts

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