STATEN ISLAND, NY – The Queens College men's and women's track and field teams traveled across the Verrazano Bridge on Friday to compete in the Wagner Invitational at the Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Facility. It was the Knights' first official meet of the season, and there were positive takeaways for both teams.
Shaquille Henry, running in his first indoor meet, stood out from the men's team. Henry won his heat of the 200-meter dash, finishing in 24.83 seconds to place 46th overall. Meanwhile, Jared Coupe spearheaded the Knights presence in the field events, becoming the top finisher in both the shot put and weight throw with marks of 10.86 meters and 11.70 meters, respectively.
Ronsheica Trotman was the Knights' top performer on the women's side of the competition. She placed 15th in the 400-meter dash against runners from Division I, II and III schools after clocking 1:03.02. Fellow senior Amira Dubisette opened her final season by running 29.69 seconds in the 200-meter dash, and freshman Nakeema Neunie made her Queens College debut in the 800-meter run, covering the distance in 2:42.45.
In the field events, Renee Lustin led three Knights with her 8.86-meter mark in the women's shot put. Junior Nicole Weinsheimer and sophomore Olivia Smithwick each placed behind her.
Next up on the Queens College schedule is the Gotham Cup, held Friday, January 20 at the same Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Facility.