Britton, Cruz Lead Top-Ten Efforts at Lions’ Invitational

Britton, Cruz Lead Top-Ten Efforts at Lions’ Invitational

EWING, N.J. – Season-best results by Terrilyn Britton in the 100-meter dash and Diana Cruz in the 400-meter dash highlighted the Queens College track and field team's efforts at Saturday's Lion's Invitational, hosted by the College of New Jersey. The juniors were among four Knights' runners placing in the top-ten of their events. 


Britton sprinted across the finish of 100-meter dash in 12.59 seconds, good for second in her section and seventh overall out of 70 competitors. Classmate Damira Banks ended up right behind her in eighth after running 12.62 seconds out of the second section. 


Later in the 400-meter dash, Cruz ran 59.75 seconds to win her section and place ninth overall out of 47 competitors. It was Cruz' best outdoor time by nearly three seconds after she broke through the 60-second barrier during the indoor season. Senior Ronsheica Trotman continued to display the form she had a week ago at the East Coast Conference Outdoor Championships and finished right behind Cruz in 10th after running 1:00.24. 


In the field, senior Renee Lustin reached a season-best distance in the women's shot put when she launched her shot 9.15 meters to finish 27th. Freshman Olivia Smithwick was close behind in 29th with her 8.71-meter heave. 


For the men, junior Yitzchak Rayman improved upon his personal best in the shot put with his second-flight conversion out to 10.92 meters. The mark is over four-tenths of a meter better than his previous best, set just last week at the East Coast Conference Championship. In another field event, Jared Coupe secured 29th place in the discus after reaching 37.10 meters on his third and final throw. Meanwhile, senior Jacob Lascano was the men's top performer on the track after completing the 800-meter run in 2:05.78. 


The Knights will conclude their 2016-17 season at the Tom Farrell Classic, hosted by St. John's University on Saturday, May 6.