Heather Gearity enjoying success at Montclair State

Posted: January 31, 2012 at 7:47 am


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Heather Gearity of Rutherford experienced a pair of memorable track seasons in her first two years at Montclair State.

Her third season could be even better.

The transfer from Stockton set personal bests in the 200 meters (26.38 seconds) and 400 (57.23) last weekend in the Terrier Classic at Boston University.

That comes on the heels of her showing at the Lehigh Invitational, where she produced a career-best 3,133 points in the pentathlon (second-best in Division III this season). She posted personal-best marks in the 60-meter hurdles (9.74), high jump (1.49 meters), shot put (8.38) and long jump (5.02). She wrapped up the pentathlon by winning the 800 in a personal-best 2:23.78.

Gearity, who finished second nationally in the outdoor 400 hurdles, currently is ranked in the top 35 among Division III athletes in four events.

Former Indian Hills star Corey Crawford, a freshman from Oakland, was third in the 200 (22.26) as Rutgers won the Metropolitan Championship men's title.

Ramapo College's Anita Rogers and Ackeme Brown starred at the Met Championships. Rogers, a junior from Wyckoff, tied a school record in the long jump (5.68) and was fifth in the 60-meter dash with a personal-best time of 7.91. Brown, a freshman from Englewood, was third in the 60 in a school-record 6.99 and sixth in the 200 with a personal-best 22.51.

Victor Servito of Stevens, a junior from Teaneck, finished second in three events at the Empire 8 Conference championships. Kelly Freed, a sophomore from Rutherford, set a school record (5:32.46) in finishing sixth in the mile.

Rosenberg stands out

Jason Rosenberg, a sophomore point guard from Wayne, contributed 14 points and six assists as Rowan upset William Paterson on Saturday. The former Wayne Valley star is averaging 7.7 and 6.7 on the season, and had a career-high 14 assists in a recent victory over Vaughn College.

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