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Melissa Bonilla Competes In NYU Challenge

The Farmingdale State indoor track teams took part in the NYU Division III Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Armory Track & Field Center. Both the men’s and women’s teams finished in 8th place at the meet.

Massapequa resident Melissa Bonilla ran 1:25.93 in the 500 Meters with an 8th place finish. She moves to no. 4 on the Farmingdale State All-Time list.     Junior Edward Brown finished in 1st place in the Weight Throw (17.69m - 58’ 0.5”). Sophomore Alix Lamarre took 3rd place in Long Jump (6.67m - 21’ 10.75”), while freshman Leshawn Johnson took 3rd in the Weight Throw (14.85m - 48’ 8.75”) and also took 5th place in the Shot Put (12.79m - 41’ 11.5”).   

The 4000 Meter Medley team of Russell Darress, Donnell Jones, William Frederic and Sean Tiernan took a 6th place finish with a time of 10:38.25, moving them to no. 6 on the all-time list.

The women’s team was highlighted by two ECAC qualifying times from junior Victoria Mandat. She improved her 60m Hurdles qualifier by .05 seconds with a 3rd place finish and time of 9.28, then added her 2nd qualifying event of 200 Meters with a 4th place finish in 26.85 seconds.

Sophomore Katherine Hoskins finished 5th in the 60 Meter Trials with a time of 8.13, moving her into no. 6 on the All-Time 55 Meter list after the conversion with a time of 7.58. She finished third in the finals in 8.22, behind Kathleen Clermont at 8.15.