Jones Named All-East at IC4A and ECAC Championships in Princeton
May 16, 2005
PRINCETON, N.J. (www.lafayette.edu) - Tyler Jones earned All-East honors with an eighth-place finish in the discus at the Men's IC4A and Women's ECAC Championships last weekend in Princeton.
The sophomore recorded a throw of 158-3, the same distance as Nick Williams of Monmouth, but captured the final spot on the All-East squad with a better distance on his second-best throw.
Senior Richard Jackson, who won consecutive Patriot League titles in the 400m hurdles, finished 11th in a time of 53.61 seconds. Freshman Thomas Blenk ran the 110m hurdles in 14.84 and was 22nd. Junior Jeffrey Sejour won the Patriot League championship in the triple jump and placed 14th at the IC4A meet with a distance of 47-5 ¼.
Michael DeGregorio closed his collegiate career with a throw of 49-4 ½ in the shot put. Jones finished 16th, one place ahead of DeGregorio, at 49-7 ¾.
Lafayette had a pair of student-athletes in the 10,000m run. Taryn Landers was 17th with a time of 38:09.03 in the women's run, and Nicholas Birosik completed the run in 31:39.32 for 26th in the men's competition.
Freshman Ashley Harbin was entered in the women's hammer but did not record a distance. She qualified for both the ECAC championships and the USA Junior Nationals with a throw of 162-11 at the Leopard Invitational on April 24. Sophomore Lori Cooper was 23rd in the javelin with a distance of 121-9.
The Leopards will send three athletes to the NCAA East Regional Championships on Memorial Day weekend in New York. Jones qualified for the meet in the discus at the Leopard Invitational, and Jackson and Sejour earned spots by winning their events at the Patriot League Championships on May 7 at Fisher Field.
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