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Six Track Athletes of Union County College Qualify for Nationals

Monday, March 24, 2014
On Sat., March 22, 2014, six members of Union County College’s Track and Field team qualified for National Junior College Athletic Association nationals. The athletes competed at the Wagner College Invite to qualify for nationals. In addition, they went on to win their first series of events at a track and field invitational outside of NJCAA.
For the Men’s team, Samard Walker (of Jersey City) came in first overall in the Men’s Shot Put at Wagner, with distance of 15.49 m (50 ft. 9 in.) and also took tenth place overall in the discus with a distance of 37.16m (131 ft. 9 in.). The Men’s 4x100 team, comprised of Immanuel Edobi and Shane King (of Elizabeth), Marc Desir (of Irvington), and Ed Kosso (of Plainfield), came in with a time of 45.00 seconds. Marc Desir also competed in the Men’s 400 Hurdles and took first place with a time of 56.84 seconds.
For the Women’s team, Tamoya Brown (of Elizabeth) took second place overall in the 400 Hurdle with a time of 1:12.76 and sixth place overall in the 100 Hurdle at 17.23 seconds.

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