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The Essex County College Men’s & Women’s Track & Field teams scored big at the DeSchriver Invitational on February 5, capturing an overall total of eight first place finishes. The meet was held at East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University.
Dwight Henry led the way for the Wolverines, winning both the 55 meter and 200-meter dashes. Other first place finishers on the men’s side were:
On the Women’s side, first place winners were:
The teams, coached by Lionel Leach, competed against four-year universities and colleges at the NCAA Division II and Division III levels. These schools included Rutgers University-Newark, East Stroudsburg University, Kutztown University, Adelphi University and Pratt Institute. ECC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
Other high place Wolverine finishers at the invitational included for the men:
Other women’s high finishers were:
“What I’m most impressed about with our student-athletes is their consistency and improvement from week to week. These are dress rehearsals leading up to next month’s NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships,” said ECC Athletic Director Michael Doughtie.
“I’m very proud of the performance of our student-athletes. They have dedicated themselves to representing our College is a true championship way,” said Dr. Keith Kirkland, Dean of Student Affairs.