McMullen Wins Twice and Breaks 200m Dash Record at Lafayette/Rider Invitational
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  02/14/2009

Feb. 13, 2009

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Nicole McMullen pulled off a double-victory for the SJU women's track team at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational hosted by the Armory Track & Field Center in New York Friday night.  McMullen's win in the 200m set the new school record, while she won the long jump earlier in the evening.

McMullen sprinted to a 24.83, an ECAC-qualifying time, in the 200m dash.  The mark was .16 better than Jordan Teuber's school record set a year ago.  McMullen also won the long jump with a leap of 5.78m (18’11¾”).

Other top performances were seen by Nohjay Nimpson (triple jump), Kristin Andrews (800m) and Kristen Pierce (60m Hurdles). 

Nimpson captured second with a distance of 11.54m (37’ 10½”).  Andrews crossed the finish line in a time of 2:18.86, good for third.  Pierce completed the hurdles in a time of 9.07 for fourth place.

The Lafayette/Rider Invitational served as the final tuneup for the Hawks before the Atlantic 10 Championships on Friday.  For the first time in meet history, the event will be a two-day competition at the Mackal Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Rhode Island.


60m Hurdles
4. Kristen Pierce    9.07
16. Stefani Zabilowicz 9.39
29. Jessica Chen    10.02
30. Amy Volz        10.04

60m Dash
6. Ashley Williams    7.91
29. Emily Coldren    8.28

200m Dash
1. Nicole McMullen    24.83*#
27. Ashley Williams    26.47
34. Stefani Zabilowicz 26.67
50. Emily Coldren    27.14
67. Lauren Wenzel    27.92

400m Dash
30. Lauren Wenzel    1:01.64

500m Dash
20. Amy Volz        1:25.11

800m Run
3. Kristen Andrews    2:18.86
17. Katie Pencek    2:22.82
24. Samantha Peters    2:25.14
29. Katie Barrett    2:26.66

Mile Run
21. Laura Faller    5:19.17
22. Christina Morelli    5:19.43
34. Beth Lambright    5:34.14
37. Liz Welsh        5:37.99
44. Carolyn Haggerty    5:50.71
47. Jackie Stuppiello    5:54.44

Long Jump
1. Nicole McMullen    5.78m (18’11¾”)
23. Beth Getty        4.92m

Triple Jump
2. Nohjay Nimpson    11.54m (37’ 10½”)
25. Beth Getty        10.18m

High Jump
T-6. Natalie Miller    1.55m
12. Allison Smith    1.55m