NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Dec. 9, 2017) - The Queens College indoor track and field teams began the 2017-18 season with stiff challenges as the Knights ran at the Yale Season Opener meet on Saturday (Dec. 9) in New Haven, Conn. There were strong showings on both sides, with the QC women's team predominantly placing higher amongst the competition.
Running against mostly Division I schools, the women's team put forth some fine finishes all-around. In the 60-meter dash preliminaries, senior Terrilyn Britton ran a tenth-place time of 7.97s and was just one one-hundredth of a second off of a time that would have qualified her for the finals in that discipline. DaMira Banks ran 16th in prelims, posting a time of eight seconds flat. Britton claimed 14th overall in the 200-meter dash (26.28s) and Diana Cruz scored a tenth-place finish in the 400-meter run in a time of 1:00.50. Banks was also 13th in the long jump competition with a high mark of 5.02 meters in the event.
Trevon Stith was a high finisher for the QC men's team, earning a 23rd-place standing in the 200-meter dash (23.78s). Meanwhile, Andrew Saulpargh opened his collegiate campaign with an eighth-place finish in the weight throw discipline (14.07 meters).
The Knights return to action on Jan. 7 at the Wagner Invitational in Staten Island, N.Y.