Men Place 16th at DIII New England Championships
February 17, 2007
LEWISTON, ME – With much of the Amherst College men’s track and field team battling illness, the Lord Jeffs were unable to post the results they were hoping for, finishing in 16th place at the Division III New England Championships held at Bates College.
The Jeffs were led by sophomore Harrison Lakehomer (Eugene, OR) and his third-place finish in the 5k, an event that took until well after the meet to sort out due to a clock and lap malfunction. Junior Basile Beaty (Belmont, MA) placed fourth in the 600, while senior tri-captain Sam Hayman (Evanston, IL) grabbed the final scoring spot in the 800 with his eighth-place finish. Hayman and Beaty joined first-year Keith Pendergrass (Greenwich, NY) and sophomore Thomas Foote (Newton, MA) to finish 11th in the 4x400.
The 4x800 team also grabbed the final scoring place, as junior Rom Cabeza (Enfield, CT) led off with a solid opener, and senior Eric Glustrom (Boulder, CO) and first-years Jimmy Swanson (New Orleans, LA) and Will Bell (Silver Spring, MD) finished it off with their best time of the season. Bell was just outside of the scoring in the mile but did run to a new PR, while Swanson was a few steps behind him.
The distance medley relay battled some very bad luck, as lead-off leg Jack Kiley (Garden City, NY) got tripped up in the middle of his race. He would get up and run valiantly, but the team was not able to fully get back into the race, still managing to place 10th as sophomore Steve Stewart (Hartford, CT) and first-years Kit Callahan (Evanston, IL) and Carlyle Eubank (Santa Ynez, CA) tried to reel in the other teams.
The Lord Jeffs return to action this weekend for the Open New England Championships at Boston University.