Koborsi Wins 10,000 on First Day of BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships

May 3, 2003

Storrs, Conn. - Sophomore Rod Koborsi (Houston, Texas/Jersey Village) won the 10,000-meter run on the first day of competition at the 2003 BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex on the campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Koborsi’s performance contributed 10 points to the Hoyas’ first-day total of 18 to stand in seventh place. 

Connecticut is currently in first place with 53 points, followed by Notre Dame in second place with 46 points.  Rutgers is third with 37.5 points, and West Virginia fourth with 34.  Virginia Tech recorded 22 points for fifth place, with Syracuse in sixth place with 20.5.

Koborsi clocked 30:13.27 to take first place in the 10,000-meters, easily besting Paul Kelly’s mark of 30:24.02.  Senior Mike Smith (Princeton, N.J./Wachusetts) earned an eighth-place finish in the 10K. 

Senior Davin Williams (Boise, Idaho/Bishop Kelly) turned in a fourth-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 23’ 11-3/4”. Brandon Howard won the long jump with a mark of 23’ 11-3/4”.  Sophomore Teddy Presley (Fairfax, Va./Oakton) was seventh in the event in 23’ 1-3/4”.

Georgetown had several Hoyas qualify for the finals tomorrow:  Freshman Chris Lukezic (Auburn, Wash./Auburn) turned in the fastest time of the day in the 1500-meter run, 3:50.79, to advance, while junior Jesse O’Connell (Westminster, Md./Westminster) moved on in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:49.75, the second-best time in the race.  Junior Ali Najjar (Temple Hills, Md./Northwestern) and sophomore Nat Glackin (Red Bank, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) also qualified for the 800 finals.  Najjar ran 1:50.21, while Glackin recorded 1:52.62.  Senior Robert Wingate-Robinson (Mt. Rainier, Md./Northwestern) qualified for the finals of the 400-meter dash in 47.44, as did teammate Chris Bonner (Fr., Stoughton, Mass./Xaverian Brothers), who ran 48.46.

Senior Jovan Broderick (Seattle, Wash./O’Dea) and Dylan Welsh (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs Senior) and sophomore Tommy Manning (Lake Oswego, Ore./Jesuit) advanced in the 1500 with times of 3:51.30, 3:52.98 and 3:53.94, respectively.

For complete men’s results, please go to:  http://www.monmouth.com/~scullion/03outdor/beastm.htm


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