Freshman Khari Bowen (Monroe, N.J./Monroe Township) ran a new freshman record in the 3,000-meter run and Erik Anderson (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham Wading River) finished in second with a jump of 6’ 5” in the high jump to lead the Monmouth men’s track and field squad, which earned 12 top-eight finishes at Lafayette’s Seven- Way Meet Sunday afternoon. The women’s team claimed three top-eight finishes at the meet, which was moved from Saturday to Sunday due to the inclement weather.
Bowen completed the 3k in 8:42.15 to claim second overall and set the new Monmouth rookie standard.
For the women’s squad, Lauren McDonald (Roseland, N.J./West Essex Regional) cleared 10’ 2” in the pole vault to earn fourth, while also running 12.81 in the 100-meter dash to claim 10th.
Danielle Branco (Old Bridge, N.J./ Old Bridge) ran 10:53.78 in the 3,000-meter run to finish 12th.
Monmouth is back on the track next weekend at Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville, Florida, while others will travel to Princeton, N.J. for the Sam Howell Invitational.