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Jeffs Impressive in Season-Opener at Tufts
December 9, 2000

Kate Hamill
Kate Hamill '04 won the
800 in her Amherst debut
MEDFORD, MA - The Amherst College men's and women's indoor track teams opened their seasons at the Tufts University Holiday Classic on Saturday morning. While no team results were recorded, a bevy of Jeffs, including sophomore middle-distance specialists Kate Hamill (New York, NY) and Martha Nelson (Bethesda, MD), turned in outstanding individual performances for fourth-year head coach Erik Nedeau.

Hamill cruised to victory in the women's 800-meter run, crossing the tape at 2:26.69, while Nelson took the women's 1,500-meter event at 5:02.61. In other women's action, senior Katie Famous (Tualitin, OR) finished third in the 5,000 meter run while junior Amie Shei (Lexington, MA) finished eighth at 600-meters (1:48.37). Meanwhile, first-years Anne McNamara (Chappaqua, NY) and Helen Dole (Shelburne Falls, MA) made their collegiate debuts on Saturday, as McNamara placed 15th at 1,500 meters and Dole finished 14th in the triple jump and 27th in the long jump.

On the men's side, rookies John Stanton-Geddes (Glendale, MO) and Michael Page (Fargo, ND) finished one-two in the 1,000-meter run at 2:42.05 and 2:42.89, respectively, followed by junior Jacob Cooper (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY) in 10th place at 2:49.56. Page then crossed the tape just ahead of Geddes as the first-year phenoms placed sixth and seventh in the 1,500-meter run at 4:13.03 and 4:14.58. Meanwhile, fellow first-year Paul Whiting (Mission Viejo, CA) christened his college career finishing fifth in the triple jump and 15th in the long jump.

The men's and women's indoor track teams return to action on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Brandeis University at 10 a.m.