Track Teams Excel at DeSchriver Invitational

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:

  • Khabeeba Mills, 600 meters
  • Davian Gray, 1000 meters
  • Men’s 4×400 meter relay with Khabeeba Mills, Daniel Cunningham, Mohamed Soumare and Rashaun Stewart

On the Women’s side, first place winners were:

  • Jelese Alexander, high jump
  • Zoey-Ann Wint, 1000 meters
  • Delverna Broomfield, 600 meters

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:

  • Daniel Cunningham, 2nd in 600 meters
  • James Bell, 2nd in high jump
  • Trey Williams, 3rd in 55 meters
  • Mohamed Soumare, 3rd in 600 meters

Other women’s high finishers were:

  • Yanique White, 2nd in 55-meter hurdles
  • Women’s 4×400 meter relay, 2nd with Megan Thompson, Zoey-Ann Wint, Delverna Broomfield, and Thomyka Valcent
  • Thomyka Valcent, 3rd in 600 meters

“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.