Stevens Women's Indoor Track & Field Finishes 10th at NCAA Championships
LINCOLN, Neb. (March 15, 2014) – All three Stevens Institute of Technology women's indoor track & field student-athletes that qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships put together All-American performances on Saturday at the Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb.
Stevens, ranked 12th nationally heading into this weekend's Championships, finished 10th overall out of 61 teams with 16 points for the highest team placement in school history.
"I'm absolutely thrilled with everything that we accomplished this season," said head coach Justin Wood. "To see the athletes reach their goals at Nationals and Stevens as 10th at the end of the meet was incredibly rewarding."
Sophomore Gladys Njoku (Cedar Grove, N.J.) finished second overall in the high jump with a school record mark of 1.75 meters (5 feet, 8.75 inches). Njoku went to a jump off with Ashlee Ward of Misericordia University for the national title and cleared 1.74 meters, but Ward prevailed at the 1.76-meter mark.
Junior Amira Dardir (Jersey City, N.J.) also competed in the high jump and finished sixth at 1.69 meters (5' 6.5"). Dardir tied four other jumpers at 1.69 but took sixth due to the number of attempts she took to clear the height.
Sophomore Amy Regan (Green Brook, N.J.) secured her second All-American performance of the Championships on Saturday with an eighth place showing in the 3,000-meter run. Regan posted a time of 9:47.27 in a highly contested race. Runners five through eight were separated by less than one second at the finish line.
Yesterday, Regan took fifth in the 5,000-meter run in a school record time of 16:51.36.
On the men's side, junior Robert Pinto (Staten Island, N.Y.) was an NCAA qualifier for the high jump and came in 12th overall at 1.94 meters (6' 4.25").
"We have a very bright future as a program with all our All-Americans from this weekend returning and several high caliber recruits joining us next year," Wood expressed.
Both programs will look to build off its successes from the winter as the outdoor season begins on March 22 at Richard Stockton College.
Women's Team Scores (61 Teams)