Stephen Mozia and Montez Blair — the outstanding All-Americans for Cornell — joined forces with the Garden State Track Club over the weekend to claim the U.S. Track & Field Club Championship at Icahn Stadium in New York.
Mozia, the sophomore from Hackensack, won the shot put at 18.49 meters (60-8) and was second to Worlds’ qualifier James Plummer (Shore AC) in the discus, flinging it a personal-best 61.13 meters (200-6).
Blair, looking to clear the B standard to advance to the World Championships, didn’t achieve that goal, but did set a meet record with a height of 2.22 meters (7-3 1/4).
Garden State TC won easily thanks to racking up 152 points in field events alone. In all the squad put up 277 points to Central Park TC’s runner-up 150.
Mozia and Blair were not the only Ivy Leaguers in action as Columbia grad Erison Hurtault took second in the 400-meter dash (46.92) behind Central Park teammate Terrance Livingston. Recently Columbia grad Sharay Hale was third for CPTC in the 100-meter dash in 11.92 while Brown alum Bryan Powlen was third in the discus behind Plummer and Mozia. Representing the Greater Boston Track Club, Powlen’s best throw was an impressive 60.98 meters (200-0).