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Samaroo Sparks SLU T-F


ONEONTA - Freshman Jamal Samaroo was part of two St.Lawrence University track and field record performances on Saturday at the Oneonta State Spring meet as he ran on the record setting 4x100 relay and set the SLU record in the triple jump.

Samaroo joined Adrian Wilson, Jarell Roberts and Shawn Lillie in running 41.94 in the 4x100 to beat the previous Saint best of 42.18 set in 2009. He had a 14.41 triple jump to win that event and beat the mark of 14.30 set by Chris Burgess in 1996. Samaroo ranks 24th nationally in the triple jump after Saturday’s meet.

Jake Fredericks ran 15.02 and finished third in the 110 hurdles while Roberts ran 11.17 in the 100 meters. Roberts ranks 16th nationally heading into the ECAC championships in the 100.

Zack Nelson was third in 9:50.91 in the steeplechase and AJ Blaisdell finished seventh in the discus and ninth in the hammer in other top ten finishes for the Saints.

Carly Stine moved up to 16th in the nation with a win in 1:02.48 in the 400 hurdles and Divya Biswal moved into the top 25 and into qualifying position for the NCAA Championships in the triple jump, setting the SLU record in the event at the Oneonta State Spring meet on Saturday.

Stine won the hurdles for the second straight meet and improved her standing by six spots heading into the ECAC Championships next weekend. The top 25 times in the nation make the NCAA championships.

Biswal jumped 11.60 meters to get into the top 25 and finished second in the event at Oneonta. She beat the previous mark of 11.12 held by Jessica Venezia by .48 meters.

Jessica Marini was second in the 400 hurdles in 1:04.42, Eliza Bell finished second in the high jump at 1.58 meters Ariel Beccia was seventh in the 1500 and the 4x400 relay team of Marini, Stacy Czaja, Cassia Hameline and Stine finished third in 4:03.68.

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