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Monroe Women’s Track and Field Astounds at Princeton Invitational

Written By: Monroe College Sports

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The Monroe College women’s track and field team turned in yet another impressive performance on Saturday at the Princeton Invitational hosted by Princeton University at the Jadwin Gymnasium.

Onassha Rogers took second overall in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.57. Kaile Cato ran a time of 9.04 in the race.

Avon Samuels won the 200-meter dash on Saturday, coming in at 24.39 to take first. Onassha Rogers finished third overall in the event with a time of 25.08, setting a new personal best for the race and improving her NJCAA National Championship ranking. Cato ran a time of 30.64 in the event.

Samuels then claimed second place in the 400-meter dash, improving her NJCAA qualifying time and setting a new personal record with a time of 55.39. Elissanett Marine-Alvarez finished the race in 1:00.13. Malethabo Seema ran the 400 for the first time on Saturday, finishing in 1:01.51. Elizabeth Mendy ran a personal-best time of 1:07.23. Mateel Cameron finished in 1:08.33.

Dawnel Collymore won the 800-meter run on Saturday, crossing the line first with a new personal-best time of 2:13.68. Claudrice McKoy followed right behind her to take second at 2:18.56. Yoland Boyce took ninth overall in the event and ran an indoor personal-best time of 2:22.47, which qualifies her for NJCAAs. Malethabo Seema took 11th at 2:23.63.

McKoy finished fourth in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 3:04.31. Collymore was close behind with a sixth-place time of 3:06.34. Lethabo Seema took seventh at 3:11.56. Boyce crossed eighth with a time of 3:18.53.

Lethabo Seema finished the mile run with a time of 5:30.24.

Teaira Edwards excelled in the field events on Saturday. She placed ninth in the shot put with a throw of 11.10 meters, and took sixth in the weight throw with a distance of 12.16 meters.

The Mustangs have one more indoor meet scheduled before the NJCAA National Championships. They will compete on Friday, Feb. 23, in the Armory College Last Chance qualifier at the Armory New Balance Track & Field Center in New York City. Friday’s meet is set to begin at 3 p.m.