Women 2nd, Men 5th at Brandeis Invitational|
January 20, 2000
|Tri-captain Jared Moshe|
finished second in the 400
and third in the 200
WALTHAM, MA - Seeing their first action since a season-opening outing at Tufts University on Dec. 9, the Amherst College men's and women's indoor track teams shook off 42 days of inactivity to each crack the top-five at the Brandeis Invitational on Saturday.
Led by a trio of victories in the 600 and 800-meter runs and the 4 x 800-meter relay, the Amherst women bolted to the top of the pack and finished second overall with 92 points, just behind eventual winner Brandeis University with 107. Sophomore Kate Hamill (New York, NY) won the 600 for the Jeffs with a time of 1:40.87, while classmate Laurel Kilgor (Clifton Park, NY) took the 800 at 2:27.11. Meanwhile, the Amherst 4 x 800 relay team breezed to victory with a time of 10:06.21, torching event runner-up Stonehill College by nearly 10 seconds. Elsewhere in the draw, first-year phenom Alyson Venti (Newton, MA) finished second in the 1,000-meter run, while sophomore Martha Nelson (Bethesda, MD), and junior Molly Burnett (Norwich, CT) nabbed third place finishes at the 1,500 and 5,000 meter distances, respectively.
The Amherst men took advantage of a balanced attack in a variety of events on the way to a fifth place overall finish behind team champion Bowdoin College, Trinity, Keene State, and Brandeis. Senior Tri-captain Jared Moshe (Chappaqua, NY) took second place in the 400-meter run (51.60) and finished third at 200-meters (23.63), while newcomer John Stanton Geddes (Glendale, MO) earned the runner-up spot in the men's 800 (2:01.19) and sophomore Pat Hayes (East Bridgewater, MA) finished second in the 55-meter high hurdles (8.19). The Jeffs also took second place in the 4 x 400-meter relay, while first-year Paul Whiting (Mission Viejo, CA) sprang to a third place finish in the triple jump.
The Amherst indoor track teams return to action this Friday at Wesleyan, starting at 10 a.m.