|Amherst Places Six Women, Two Men on All-NESCAC Team|
Amherst Places Six Women, Two Men on All-NESCAC Team
May 3, 2007
AMHERST, MA – Following the completion of the 2007 NESCAC Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Championships, the league has announced the 2007 NESCAC All-Conference Team. The top three finishers in each event during the championship, hosted by Middlebury College on April 28, receive All-Conference recognition.
On the women’s side, the Sebasteanski Award as the Most Outstanding Female Performer was shared between Amherst senior Shauneen Garrahan (Fairfax Station, VA) and Williams senior Caroline Doctor. Garrahan won the 5000-Meter Run for the second year in a row while also placing second in the 1500-meter event as the Lord Jeffs finished fifth overall at the championships.
Aside from Garrahan, five other Jeffs earned a spot on the women’s All-Conference Team. Sophomore Nicole Anderson (Kailua, HI) placed third in the 10000-Meter Run, while classmate Elise Tropiano (Plainview, NY) took home a second-place finish in the 3000-Meter Steeplechase.
Juniors Katie Moravec (Chico, CA) and Heather Wilson (Danvers, MA) joined Garrahan in earning honors for the 5000-Meter Run, as Moravec placed second and Wilson placed third to give Amherst a clean sweep in the event. Senior tri-captain Maria Millard (Orono, ME) took home the Jeffs’ other victory of the day, improving on her previous school record in the 400-Meter Hurdles to blow out her competition.
On the men’s side, senior Nate Freese (Tunbridge, VT) capitalized on his first appearance in a NESCAC championship by finishing second in the 10000-Meter Run with a time of 32 minutes and 1.49 seconds. Dan Murner (Crestwood, KY) set a first-year record with a time of 15:07 in the 5000-Meter Run, giving him a runner-up finish in the event for the Amherst men’s second All-Conference honor of the day.
The Lord Jeffs return to action Friday and Saturday for the Division III New England Championships at Springfield College.
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