CUNYAC Outdoor Track & Field Presented by the Army ROTC
The 2017 CUNYAC/Army ROTC Outdoor Track and Field Championships took place on Sunday, May 14th at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island. In the men’s competition, Queensborough Community College came away with the championship after scoring 241 total points. They outscored Hostos Community College, who scored 158 total points to take second place. Queensborough also won on the women’s side, with a team total of 241 points. Hostos finished behind them in second place with 158 points.
For the first field event of the day, the shot put, Olivia Denise-Stewart, from Hostos, won gold with a throw of 9.68 meters. Coming in second was her teammate Imani Bayne with a throw of 9.12 meters, and Queensborough’s Gariele Emeran rounded out the top three with a throw of 9.02 meters. Emeran would later take home first place however, in the Hammer Throw, with a throw of 26.37 meters. Coming in second was her teammate, Brittney Benson with a throw of 17.23 meters.
In the long jump, Queensborough’s Sharina Tappin would come out on top, with a jump of 4.53 meters. Coming in a close second was Hostos’ Yeily Martinez at 4.37 meters, and rounding out the top three was her teammate, Shereka Johnson with a jump of 4.29 meters. In High Jump, Imani Bayne would take home gold with a jump of 1.39 meters.
In the 1500 Meter run, Queensborough’s Anabel Hernandez would take first with a time of 6:25.34. Her teammate Ronniece Miller would finish behind her with a time of 7:39.15.
Queensborough would win the 400 meter dash finishing first in just 1:20.33 with Liezl Del Rosario taking home the gold.
The 100 meter final was a much closer race, with Taylor Figueroa coming out on top with a time of 12.88, while placing third overall amongst all competitors. In second place was her teammate Sharina Tappin, who ran in a time of 13.51. Rounding out the top three was Hostos’ Imani Bayne, with a time of 13.81
Meanwhile, in the pits, the Triple Jump was taking place. Sharina Tappin had a jump of 9.79 meters, good enough for first place.
Anabel Hernandez from Queensborough placed first in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:57.00. Hostos’ Kimberlin De Los Santos came in second finishing in 3:08.86. Finishing in third was Ronniece Miller from Queensborough, with a time of 3:34.29
Hostos would go on to sweep the 110 meter hurdles, with Imani Bayne finishing first with a time of 17.78, and Shereka Johnson finishing second at 21.99 seconds. In the 400 meter hurdles, Shereka Johnson came in first with a time of 1:28.57. In a close second, Shanequa Livingston from Hostos, ran a time of 1:32.88. In third place, from Queensborough, was Liezl Denise-Stewart with a time of 1:34.38
In the 200 meter dash, Queensborough’s Sharina Tappin and Roxine Tyndale finished first and third, respectively. Tappin ran the race in a gold medal time of 28.12, while Tyndale passed the finish line at 29.23 seconds. Taking home the bronze medal was Hostos’ Imani Bayne, with a time of 28.93
In the 5000 meter race, Anabel Hernandez of Queensborough placed first with a time of 27:24.92
With a time of 5:14.32, Queensborough would take another gold medal in the 4x400 meter relay.
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