February 21, 2020
While the Rams’ results only boasted a handful of top 10 finishes, the team’s top scorers finished consistently and took home a few season best times, one personal best and quite a few Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and IC4A Division I Championship qualifying times.
Freshmen Women Take Top Times
Freshman Alexandra Thomas, FCRH ’23, had the team’s second best finish of the day. She crossed the tape in 9 minutes, 54 seconds in the 3,000-meter run to finish 14th overall and qualify for the ECAC Championship.
Thomas’ fellow freshmen boasted some impressive finishes as well. Radha Dooley, FCRH ’23, also competed well for the Rams on Friday with a 16th place finish in the high jump at 5 feet, 3 inches, her season best. Kyla Hill, FCRH ’23, finished 65th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.54 seconds.
The women’s team only saw one other athlete place under three digits on Friday. Dominique Valentine, FCRH ’22, took 36th place overall in the 500-meter run in a time of 1 minute, 19 seconds.
Six Men to IC4A Championship
The men’s top finisher at the invitational on Saturday was Nikolas Reardon, Gabelli School of Business at Rose Hill (GSBRH) ’21, who cleared 6 feet, 6.75 inches in the high jump to take fourth place. In the long jump he placed 12th at 12 feet, 9.5 inches.
The first IC4A Championship qualifier for the men was
Two Rams qualified for the IC4A Championship in the 3,000-meter race. Nicholas Raefski, Gabelli Graduate School of Business at Rose Hill ’20, clocked a personal best of 8 minutes, 15 seconds for 68th place followed by Brandon Hall, GSBRH ’22, in 8 minutes, 27 seconds for 130th.
Lena Weidenbruch, Fordham College at Lincoln Center '20, is a Sports and Health Editor for The Observer. She is studying journalism and in the future hopes to have a career which combines that with her love for athletics.