Steve Stewart '09
Sophomore Steve Stewart helped Amherst take home a third-place finish in the 4x400 relay.

Select Jeffs Compete at MIT Last Chance Meet

May 18, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Select members of the Amherst College outdoor track and field team traveled to MIT this past Friday for a final chance to post qualifying times for the NCAA Championships. Despite the stress and fatigue that came with final exams, as well as the poor weather conditions at the meet, the Lord Jeffs had a successful day.

Senior tri-captain Maria Millard (Orono, ME) automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships by dropping nearly two seconds from her previous personal record in the 400-Meter Hurdles, while first-year Sophie Galleher (Denver, CO) lowered her best mark in the Steeplechase by .01 seconds to take home the victory. Sophomore Caitlin McDermott Murphy (Newton, MA) earned the Jeffs’ third win of the day with a time of 4:48.29 in the 1500-Meter Run.

The 4x400 relay team nearly broke the four-minute mark (4:00.54), as Millard, senior tri-captain Hannah Campbell (Haverstraw, NY) and sophomores Carly Levenson (Richmond, VA) and Molly Priedman (Wayzata, MN) ran to their best time of the year for a convincing win.

On the men’s side, first-year Carlyle Eubank (Santa Ynez, CA) finished third in the 1500 with a time of 4:01.25, and came back to lower his best time in the 5000-Meter Run by 10 seconds, finishing second while breaking the first-year record with a time of 15:03. Also in the 5k, senior Nate Freese (Tunbridge, VT) and junior Mike Harbus (New York, NY) placed fifth and sixth, respectively.

Sophomore Jack Kiley (Garden City, NY) grabbed fourth place in the 800-Meter Run and then led off the 4x400 relay team of seniors Eric Glustrom (Boulder, CO) and Richard Wilson (Columbus, OH) and sophomore Steve Stewart (Hartford, CT), as they finished third.

Wilson and fellow senior Rob Boley (Mount Pleasant, MI) grabbed seventh and eighth place, respectively, in the Steeplechase to close out their Amherst careers, while senior John Babbott (Ojai, CA) wrapped up his Amherst running with an eighth-place finish in the 1500.

Those Lord Jeffs who have qualified for the NCAA Championships will return to action Thursday, with competition to take place through Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.