Men's Track and Field Competes at the Osprey Open
POMONA, N.J. | The Rutgers University-Newark men's track and field team competed at the Osprey Open over the weekend, recording many top-5 performances and event victories including a record-breaking throw in the discus. The Scarlet Raiders had a very strong day in the field events, winning the long jump and triple jump while recording a second-place finish in the discus. Chibundu Nwanonyiri led the way in the long jump, emerging victorious after leaping 6.48 meters on his third attempt. Chaheen Payne joined him in the winner's circle, coming in first in the triple jump following a strong 14.47-meter effort on his second try. Nwanonyiri also placed fourth in that event with a 13.58-meter jump. Timaul Williams was another headliner as the thrower made his mark with a program-record hurl in the discus of 47.80 meters that was good for second in the event. On the track, Jeremiah Richardson was the top runner as he picked up another win for R-N with his performance in the 110-meter high hurdles. Richardson had the top time of 15.25 seconds. The rookie phenom then followed that up by placing second in the 400 HH with a 56.29-second effort. Pape Yanka turned in another solid race with a sixth-place finish in the 800, carding a 1:57.83. The Raiders return to action next weekend at the Widener Invitational.