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Men’s 4x400 Relay Breaks School Record at ECAC/IC4A Championships


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LIU BrooklynThe LIU Brooklyn track and field teams concluded a successful outing at the ECAC/IC4A Championships on Sunday afternoon. The men's team, totaling 36 points, finished tied for third with Princeton, ahead of schools such as Syracuse and Cornell and behind only Pittsburgh and Connecticut. The highlighted event of the competition was the men's 4x400-meter relay, as the Blackbirds' team took down the school record with a time of 3:08.71.

LIU began competition on Saturday, with Kyaira Wright-Harmon who placed third for the women in the high jump with a leap of 1.79m. The mark ranks as the 18th-best among East Regional competitors in the NCAA this season and should qualify her for NCAA Outdoor Preliminary Championships in Jacksonville, Fla., on May 27 to 31.

Also competing for the women was Katrina Anderson, who was 13th overall in preliminaries in the 800-meter run in 2:08.65.

The men had a pair of athletes place in the top 10 in the triple jump, with Adam Walker-Khan placing second in 15.12m, while Amir Armstrong was 10th in 14.53m.

In the track events, Tyquan Dukes was seventh in the 100-meter dash in 10.79. Alistair McLean just missed qualifying for finals in the 400-meter hurdles, placing 11th in 53.38.

The men also performed well in both relay events, winning the 4x100 in 40.24, and the 4x400 relay team of Walker-Khan, McLean, junior Brendon Rodney and sophomore Mica-Jonathan Petit-Homme taking second in the event behind George Mason and besting the prior school record of 3:09.24 set in 2006.

Up next on the slate for LIU Brooklyn is the NCAA Outdoor Preliminary Championships at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.

Posted 05/20/2014

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