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Hilt sets two program marks as Raptors open indoor track season


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Dec. 6, 2019) – Sophomore Emily Hilt (photo)had a record-setting debut as a member of the Rutgers University-Camden women’s indoor track team as the Scarlet Raptor men and women opened their season at the Fastrack Season Opener Friday at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. 7EBEE5E3-B96D-40F6-9061-3DE12F6E5AFD


Hilt, a transfer from Rowan College at Gloucester County, broke the Rutgers-Camden women’s indoor records in both the shot put (11.58 meters) and the weight throw (14.43 meters) to lead a strong opening-day performance. Hilt, an All-American at RCGC who set the Roadrunners’ indoor program record with a shot put of 13.12 meters, finished fourth out of 29 athletes in Friday’s shot put competition. She broke the old Scarlet Raptor mark of 11.51 meters, set by Mariah Brown on Feb. 24, 2012 at the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships.


Hilt finished third out of 24 athletes in the weight throw while shattering the old Raptor mark of 12.93, set by Brianna Kearse on Jan. 15, 2016 at the Golden Bear Invitational.


Another former RCGC All-American, junior Jude Misko, also had a strong start to his season, finishing fourth of 29 in the weight throw. Misko, who set Rutgers-Camden’s indoor weight throw mark of 15.80 last season in his first year at the school, had a throw of 15.08 on Friday.


Freshman Emmanuel Lewis finished 11th in the weight throw (12.73 meters) and 20th of 35 in the shot put (11.48 meters) in his Rutgers-Camden debut. On the women’s side, senior captain Nicole DeMarco joined Hilt with a stellar performance in the shot put, finishing eighth (9.95).


Sophomore Kirstin Slater had a pair of strong finishes, placing 19th of 33 in the mile run (5:52.35) and 10th of 16 in the 1,000-meter event (3:35.05), while sophomore Kayana Clue and freshman Imani Johnson-Young led the women’s sprinters. Clue finished 31st of 55 in the 200-meter dash (28.23), followed by Johnson-Young in 32nd place (28.49). In the 63-athlete 60-meter dash competition, Johnson-Young was 43rd (8.42) and Clue was 46th (8.46).


On the men’s side, sophomore Desmond Howell finished 23rd of 75 in the 200-meter dash (23.03) and 12th of 55 in the 400-meter dash (51.09). Junior Vinny Maine finished 21st in the 400-meter event (52.05).


In the 48-man competition of the mile run, freshman David Morrow finished 30th in a time of 4:57.96.


Rutgers-Camden returns to the Ocean Breeze facility on Friday, Dec. 13, to compete in the Wagner College Shootout.


Fri. 6Fastrack Season Opener​​

(at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, Staten Island, NY)

MEN: No Team Scoring

WOMEN: No Team Scoring

Rutgers-Camden School Records:

* Women’s Shot Put, Emily Hilt, 11.58 M (Old: 11.51 M by Mariah Brown, Feb. 24, 2012 at the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships)

* Women’s Weight Throw, Emily Hilt, 14.43 M (Old: 12.93 M by Brianna Kearse, Jan. 15, 2016at the Golden Bear Invitational)