College notebook: Absegami, Millville grads lead Monmouth to conference indoor track titles
Seniors Ford Palmer (Absegami) and Amanda Eller (Millville) led the Monmouth University men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams to Northeast Conference titles in Washington over the weekend.
Palmer won the men’s mile in 4 minutes, 16.8 seconds and took second in the 800-meter run in 1:52.9.
Eller won the women’s mile in 5:07.7 and the 800 in 2:15.5. She also anchored the winning distance medley relay team.
Forward Jade Howard (St. Joseph’s) led the way for Rutgers-Newark with 16 points, eight rebounds and five steals in a 72-39 win over Rowan. Profs guard Bria Hill (Atlantic City) scored 12 points, had five rebounds and six steals. In a 75-46 loss to The College of New Jersey, Hill had 12 points and 11 rebounds. ... Rutgers-Camden’s Loretta Kelly (Wildwood) got a team-high five assists and three steals for the Scarlet Raptors in a 55-48 loss to William Paterson.
Rowan’s Matt Whitworth (Ocean City) grabbed six rebounds in a 74-52 victory over TCNJ. ... Lucas Levenson (Atlantic City) scored six points, grabbed eight rebounds, had a blocked shot and an assist in Drew University's 77-68 loss to the University of Scranton.
Widener University junior Colleen Tighe (Mainland Regional) won the 1,650-yard freestyle for the second time in three years in a pool-record 17:55.13 at the Catholic Youth Pool Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., at the Middle Atlantic Conference Cham-pionships.
She also finished third in the 500 freestyle and was part of the winning 400 and 800 freestyle relay teams to help Widener finish second overall.
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