The Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) men’s track and field team had sophomore Taeco O’Garro break a programme record at the FDU Knights Classic last weekend at the Rothman Center.
O’Garro opened the day by winning the triple jump event with a mark of 15.03 meters, which already qualifies him for Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A)/Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships and broke the program record for distance in the event.
The former Antigua Grammar School student shattered Dwight Oliver’s 14.88-meter mark he posted in 1983.
The sophomore also posted a second-place finish in the 55-meter dash with his time of 6.45 seconds and also ran as the third leg for one of the Knights 4×400 meter relay teams.
In addition to the record, O’Garro earned North-Eastern Conference (NEC) Weekly honours.
O’Garro, was tabbed as the NEC Field Athlete of the Week for his performance in the FDU Knights Classic on Sunday afternoon at the Rothman Center becoming the first Knight to earn NEC Track Athlete of the Week since junior Shevan Parks earned the accolade of January 22, 2019.
The 2018-19 NEC Rookie of the Year and 2019 First Team All-NEC Performer’s mark currently is the best among all NEC athletes and 10th among all Division I athletes.
FDU will return to action on Saturday, January 11th at 9 am when they compete in the Angry Bird Meet in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.