The St. Thomas Aquinas College Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field teams are ranked #1 in the first Regional Poll of the outdoor season Strong performances at the Hurricane Invitational and Shark Invitational in South Florida led them to the top.
At the Shark Invitational, Winslow Dorsainvil and St. Jacob Diodonet took 1st and 2nd in the 100 meters where Dorsainvil won it in 10.82 and Diodonet ran 10.93. Dylan Bestler hit a new personal best in the 400 Intermediate Hurdle by running 56.69. The St. Thomas Aquinas 4x100 team of Desrosiers, Dorsainvil, Morris and Diodonet hit a new school record in the 4x100 with a time of 42.33. The 4x400 team of Diodonet, Reid, Bestler, and Desrosiers ran 3:21.47 which is a new outdoor record for the event. Mohammed Ifhthikar hit a new school record in the Long Jump with a jump of 6.74m (22'1.5). On the women's side Camille Cameron set a new school record in the 400 meters by running a 57.38. Victoria Jones-Alleyne also hit a new school record in the 100 meter hurdles by running 14.88 in the event. Kristen Borriello won the 800 and 1500 at the Shark Invitational by running times of 2:24.15 (800) and 5:00.46 (1500). The St. Thomas Aquinas College womens 4x100 team of Amber Lubaszka, Tiana Kirkland, Cameron, and Jones Alleyne hit a new school record in the event by running 48.38.
A few highlights from the Hurricane Invitational were: St. Jacob Diodonet broke his own school record in the 200 running 21.51 in the 200 and finishing 5th in the event. Diodonet also competed in the 400 clocking a time of 47.94, a provisional NCAA qualifier in that event. He finished in 5th, only losing to athletes from South Carolina and George Mason. Mohammed Ifthikar hit a new school record in the long jump with a jump of 6.66m (21'10.25). Ifthikar also recorded a new school record in the triple jump with a leap of 13.72m (45'0.25). Rickssen Opont hit a new school record in the discus with a toss of 44.48m (145'11) which had him finish in 4th. Tim Faranda set a new school record in the Javelin throw with a throw of 48.47m (159'). Rookie Camille Cameron broke school records in the 100, 200 and the 4x100 at the Hurricane Invitational. Camille ran 12.37 in the 100 meters, 25.17 in the 200 and was part of the 4x100 team of Amber Lubaszka, Victoria Jones-Alleyne and Tiana Kirkland that ran 48.16. Jones-Alleyne ran a new school record time in the 100 hurdles with a time of 14.61 in the event. Kristen Borriello hit a new college best and school record in the 1500 with a time of 4:38.41.
This week the Spartans and Lady Spartans will be competing in the Lafayette 7 Way in Easton, Pa.