Jeffs Take the Fast Track at ECAC Championships|
March 3, 2001
BOSTON, MA - On March 3rd, the indoor track teams competed in the ECAC championships at the Boston University track. The track is renowned as one of the fastest in the nation, and the Lord Jeffs took advantage of the banked track to rack up the points.
|Janak Chandrasoma '04 ran |
a personal-best time
of 23.08 in
the men's 200 meters
The men brought a small but strong squad and finished 24th at the championship meet. The day began early for Pat Hayes in the 55-meter high hurdles who ran an impressive race, missing the finals by only two spots. Senior co-captains Jared Moshe and Robert Long raced neck and neck in the 400, finishing .01 seconds apart in 51.10 and 51.11 seconds, respectively. The first-year men ran outstanding races with Janak Chandrasoma posting a personal best in the 200m with a 23.08, a time that was less than a tenth of a second outside of the scoring. Freshman John Stanton-Geddes garnered all-ECAC honors for his 1500 race, placing seventh overall with a time of 4:00.15 while fellow first-year Mike Page ran aggressively in his heat of the 1500. The men's relays kept all eyes glued to the track as the 4x400 team of Brian Hart, Chandrasoma, Long, and Moshe sped through the finish in a season best, barely missing the school record. Led by Ben Kozyak with a 1:56 leg, the 4x800 team of Andy Schneider, Page, Kozyak, and Stanton-Geddes picked off teams from faster heats as they dropped almost 30 seconds off their season best and picked up all-ECAC status with a sixth place finish.
The women's team placed 9th overall out of 38 teams in the championship, edging out rival Middlebury by 3 points. Many of the women earned all-ECAC honors (placed in top eight of the competition). The day started off well, with Katie Famous, Ali Dimon, and Erinn White all placing in the 3000. Famous posted yet another personal best (10:47.22) and placed 5th, with Dimon on her heels in 6th place and White grabbing 8th despite battling bronchitis. Becca Woo and Molly Burnett battled it out in separate heats of the 1500. Despite the fact that Burnett trains with long distance, she ran an impressive race and then went on to double in the 4x800 while Woo posted another personal best in the that race. Woo went on to race an aggressive 1000 placing 5th overall and joining Burnett in the relay. Kate Hamill raked in points in the 500, placing 4th overall and missing the school record by a hair. Emily Lobsenz raced a smart 5000, picking off runners with each lap to finish 3rd overall in 18:10.02. Laurel Kilgour ran a strong 800 in preparation for her upcoming race at Nationals and then went on to join Amie Shei, Hamill, and Martha Nelson in the Distance Medley Relay. The relay missed their attempt at a national qualifier, although Kilgour and Nelson will be running in Wisconsin this weekend in the 800 and mile, respectively. The 4x800 team of Woo, Burnett, Jamie Newman, and Annie Perez tried for a win, but finished a respectable 4th and garnering all-ECAC status.