2004 Outdoor T & F Meet Notes

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NCAA - May 27-29th
(Hampshire Gazette Article)
Three women made the trip to Millikin UNiversity for the NCAA Nationals Championships, and while small in numbers they made their presence felt in a big way. Carter Hamill got the ball rolling on Thursday night as she laced up the spikes for the 10k. Despite a sever weather warning in effect, the race got started and fortunately was not halted by lightning. Sticking to the race plan perfectly in hopes for a controlled effort while still grabbing a victory, she went out through the first 2 miles at six minute pace before another runner was willing to do some of the work. Carter followed until the 5k, and then started to slowly drop the pace and by 5 miles she had opened up a comfortable gap and was able to cruise to a victory in 36:04 (running 18:32 for her 1st 5k and 17:32 for her 2nd)- her 3rd NCAA Title and 1st of the outdoor campaign. Shauneen Garrahan was the next to toe the line, as she raced the steeplechase on friday. She followed the early leader for the 1st mile in a solid 5:35 Mile pace, and then when the Wisconsin Lacrosse runner took the lead, she immediately latched on to her shoulder. The Lax girl opened up a gap at 1000m to go, and would be just enough to hold off Shauneen's late charge, as she would grab the runner-up spot in the 2nd fastest time ever run for the steeplechase in DIII - bested only by the winning time. Carter, Shauneen and Aly Venti all were racing in the 5k on the last day of competition and it was a wave of purple early on. Carter went out very fast, trying to hold pace with eventual winner Missy Butry, but the pace was too quick and Carter settled into her own pace and run alone for the entirety of the race after going through the opening 800 and mile in 2:24 and 5:08, and finishing second in 17:02. Shauneen and Aly led the chase pack through the first mile in 5:20, and then Shauneen continued to lead as the race started to string out and hit 2 miles in 11:00 and then she was all alone with a Williams runner riding her coat tails until the last 200m of the race when she dropped the hammer and pulled away from her by 8 seconds to grab the 3rd place spot in 17:11, while Aly wound up finishing 13th in an 18:23. As a result of Carter and Shauneen's high placing, we tallied enough points to earn a tie for 6th place in the overall standings - by far the best ever finish for the outdoor championships, and concluding an incredible season of NCAA performances by virtue of a 5th in cross country, 7th in indoors and 6th in outdoors. It was an incredible season, and one in which we hope we can better in 2004-05!

ECAC's - May 14 & 15
With only the NCAA's remaining, this was the last race for the majority of the team and they went out in competitive style. While the weather was for the most part nice, it had its moments - extremely hot for the 10k's on Friday night, and then a bizarre ending of the meet on Saturday due to a lightning storm. The men were in the blocks for the 200, with the women's 5k getting ready to start, when the meet was immediately halted due to lightning. Over an hour later the meet resumed but while the 5k was in progress, with Carter Hamill taking a commanding lead and Erinn White poised perfectly in the chase pack that included the 7th and 8th place scorers, the race was abruptly halted - 5 laps into the race - due to more lightning. With the meet announced to be delayed at least 1 and a half hours, we decided to head home, so we did not end up running the re-run of the 5k nor the 4x400. Without being able to get points in 2 events that we figured as possibility events, we were still able to get 6th in the women's team scoring - only 5 points from 3rd and 12 from 2nd. Aly Venti got the scoring going for us as she and Margaret Davis ran in the near 90 degree heat in the 10k on Friday night. While others chose to race for places, these two went after fast times in hopes of qualifying for NCAA's, but the combination of running alone (as they both led their respective packs for the entirety of the race) and the hot weather made fast times virtually impossible, yet they held on for 2nd and 5th place finishes. On Saturday, Krissy Morin and Lee-jay Henry finished up their 2 day heptathlon, and both were rewarded with their personal best scores, and Krissy, on the strength of her fantastic 800 moved up into the scoring as she grabbed 8th place. Carter Hamill raced in the 1500, and had a tight battle with a Middle bury runner and would finish 2nd with a season best. Shauneen Garrahan, despite racing at no where close to 100 percent due to a stomach virus, kept herself in the race for her 800m before launching a huge kick that moved her from 6th place into second and nearly catching the leader before running out of room and setting another school record. In the heat before hers, Ginger Polich raced great and would finish her season with a 7th place finish. Ali Rodriguez finished off her season with an All-ECAC performance, as she used a big finishing kick to move into the eighth and final scoring spot coming off the final water pit. Ariel Haney did not factor into the scoring of the 400 but she did race to her best time of the season and broke the 60 second barrier.

The men were led by Dave Molina, as he dropped down from the 1500 to the 800, and won his section of the 800 in a new personal best and would wind up placing 6th after all the other sections had been run. Janak Chandrasoma, racing in his final Amherst meet, got his day off to a great start in the 400, as he blasted under 50 seconds in that event, and then had to deal with the weather in the 200 as he was about to enter the blocks when the meet was delayed for over an hour. He came back after the delay and finished 2nd in his section with a fast time to finish out a great career. jack Morgan, like Dave, dropped down an event to sharpen his speed for his potential race at NCAA's, and competed well in the 400.

Our final meet will be at the National Championships, held at Milliken University, and we need to wait until after this coming weekend to find out about those who have made provisional marks to see exactly who will be going. Dave and Jack, in the 1500 and 800 respectively, have made provisional marks, as has Aly in the 5k, and Carter (5k and 10k) and Shauneen (Steeple, 1500, 5k) have marks in their respective events that should qualify them for the big race.

Open New England's - May 7 & 8
Despite the pending onset of final exams and end of term papers, the athletes competing with the best in New England regardless of division took advantage of great weather and competition to post an incredible weekend of results. The men got things started in the friday section of the trials, and Dave Molina, racing in the first section of the 1500 stayed within striking distance of the leaders throughout the race and grabbed 5th while lowering his PR while earning the final qualifying spot in the finals on Saturday. Janak Chandrasoma, after a weekend away from the 400, raced in that event to start his day and then finished his day with a strong effort tin the 200m, just missing the finals in the 200. Jack Morgan, like Molina has been on a tear as of late in his event - the 800 and he exploded onto the nationals scene as he used a strong finish to win his section and qualify for the finals, but more impressively, winning in a time of 1:52.75 - a nearly 2 second PR. On Saturday, Dave got things started quickly in the 1500 finals as he got off the line great and lead the race through the first lap, before settling in off the shoulder of the leader. Coming through splits of 2:05 and 3:08, he put his head down and kept driving through to the finish and was rewarded with  a huge PR and National provisional time of 3:54.27 and a 7th place finish. Jack was up next in the finals of the 800, and looking to match Dave's PR streak, followed the leader from New Haven through splits of 55 and 1:23 and finished second in a new PR time of 1:52.49. Dave and Jack joined with John Babbott and Andrew Schneider to cap the day with the 4x800 relay, and got a nice lead-off leg by Dave, and great legs by John and Andy - who had not raced in 2 weeks - to grab the eight and final scoring position to earn All-New England honors.

Carter Hamill and Aly Venti got the ball rolling for the women on friday night as both raced the 5k. In a very strong field, Carter immediately jumped out to a big lead while Aly led the chase pack through the 2 mile mark. Carter maintained the lead until 600m to go when a Boston College runner surged passed her and maintained the distance for the victory with Carter grabbing the 2nd spot and her best time of the outdoor season - moving her to the top of the 5k list for DIII - while Aly finished in the middle of the pack. On Saturday, Ginger got a great day for the team started with her run ion the 800 as she went through in even splits to lower her PR by over a second as she raced to a time of 2:18.21 good for 19th. Shauneen Garrahan was next up in the 1500, and despite the very fast opening lap and extra energy spent trying to lead the chase pack that she was in, she lowered her own school record in the 1500 by another second as she ran 4:32 and got 4th. Shauneen and Ginger would team up with Julia Rucker and Ariel Haney in the days final event - the 4x400 and were hoping to run faster then there previous best of the year. Ruck got things started with her fastest 400 ever, running under 61 seconds for the first time ever, and then Shauneen and Ginger followed that with great legs of their own - with both running in the low 60 seconds and we were able to hand off the baton in the lead - barely ahead of 2 other teams, and Ariel powered home and anchored the team to its fastest 4x400 of the year, nearly breaking 4 minutes in the process and grabbing 11th overall.

DIII New England's - May 1
Competing at separate venues for the first and only time this season, both squads had an incredible weekend. While not boasting the roster sizes of many of the competing schools, both the men and women showed that quality can be a very powerful thing at a championship meet. The women received a pleasant surprise with their 3rd place finish this winter at the DIII meet, but stated their intention of trying to better that finish at the outdoor championships held at Springfield. Relying on athletes having the strength and toughness to double up, and looking for the unexpected points in other events, the women came through in a huge way. Seeded to score 60 points, they exceeded those easily with an 80 point finish, just falling short of catching Tufts for the runner-up spot but very happy with a hard earned 3rd place team finish - the best ever in school history. Margaret Davis got the day started with a convincing win in the 10k, running it for consecutive weekends in attempt to help spur the team success and set the tone for the day. Ariel Haney provided the biggest boost to the team as she was one of the lowest seeds in the 400 meteres, and was not even in the fast section, but she went out and raced hard, winning her section and then, after watching the fast section finish, found out that she had won the event and a huge, unexpected 10 points toward the total. Shauneen Garrahan doubled up as she raced very comfortably in the steeple chase and grabbed an easy victory there, and then came back 2 hours later in the 800 and, despite her being the slowest seed coming in, used a tremendous kick to finish 3rd while setting yet another school record in a time of 2:16.38. Carter Hamill and Aly Venti did double duty in the 1500 and 5000, and Carter grabbed a second place finish in the first event, and then the two ran a very controlled 5k shortly after to get the win and a third place, while Erinn White racing in the chase pack, used a strong last lap to grab 7th place and earn not only All-New England honors, but also pick up a couple more points. In the event that counts as only one, but they compete in seven - the heptathlon - Krissy Morin and Lee-Jay Henry provided a huge boost to the team's efforts with their gutsy performances. Being relatively sub-par through the first 6 events, Krissy had still been able to put herself in striking position of second place and would need to run a strong 800 to be able to move up. Lee-Jay, competing in her first multi-event, had a very good first day and then a huge long jump and coming into the 800, was in 5th but was within 80 points of 4th place - again, a big 800 was going to be needed. Both went after it from the get go, and left it all on the track and were rewarded with a second place for Krissy, and Lee-Jay, by 7 points, grabbing 4th place. Ginger Polich went raced a strong 800, just missing a scoring spot but running under 2:20 for the 2nd weekend in a row; Julia Rucker was also just off her PR in the 400, and Alison Rodriguez jut missed cracking 12:00 in the steeplechase. The 4x400 team was the last event that we were entered in, and the team of Lyndsey Scott, Julia, Ginger and Ariel overcame an early deficit to get back into the thick of things and finish in 4th with their best time of the season and cap the day with 80 points.

While the women were doing their work at Springfield, the men headed up to Williams to show their competitiveness. Janak Chandrasoma got the day started by winning his section in the qualifying rounds of the 200, with Jay Wagstaff having an awesome race as he ran under 23 seconds for the first time ever. In the finals of the 200, Janak would race to his fastest time of the season and grab 3rd place - his best finish ever at the meet. Jack Morgan won the fast section of the 800 whit a huge finishing kick to run away from the rest of the field, but was displaced by the winner of the first section and had to settle for a second place finish overall. Dave Molina used a strong middle portion of the race to get himself in contention in the 1500, and would finish 3rd overall with his best time of the season in a very deep 1500 field. The 4x100 relay of Jay, Janak, Jon Ettinger and Geoff Stricsek continued to improve as they had great stick work and finished in 5th. Dave Schreiner entered the 5k whit the slowest seed time, but improved upon that to the tune of a 7th place finish and capped his season with an All-New England performance. The 4x400 relay of Jay - racing his first true 400 and doing it extremely well - Jack, Dave and Janak grabbed 8th place overall to cap their day with 27 points overall, and each event that was entered, we had athletes who scored All-New England honors.

NESCAC - April 24
(Student Article)
On a sunny but windy day at Trinity, the team competed against the other conference teams in the annual conference championships and came away with some great marks and performances. The women ran to a 5th place finish, while the men were able to finish 9th. Aly Venti and Margaret Davis got the day started for the team with their running of the 10k, and it was a big victory for Aly - returning from her great run at Penn Relays in the 5k - as she led wire to wire in her first ever 10k, while MD finished in 3rd, just off of her PR. Carter Hamill would easily run away from the field in her 5000, as she cruised to an unchallenged win in a new NESCAC record time. The third Penn Relay participant, Shauneen Garrahan, came back without fresh legs but would also grab a win as she used a hard charging finish on the homestretch to overtake a gutsy performance from Jess Manzer of Middle bury in the 1500 in a new school record time. The 4x400 relay of Lyndsey Scott, Julia Rucker, Lee-Jay Henry and Ariel Haney had a great race to grab the runner-up spot in their fastest time of the year. The quartet would also finish 6th earlier in the day in the 4x100. Ginger Polich won her section of the 800, and her time earned her 4th overall, as she raced under 2:20 for the first time in a non-relay 800. Krissy had a great race in the 100 Hurdles before her momentum was halted by an athlete who fell into her lane, but she was still able to stay focused enough to grab 5th place, and she also made the finals in the javelin. Lee-Jay, before running an awesome 400 leg of the relay, grabbed 8th place in the triple jump. Alison Rodriguez grabbed points in the steeplechase with her 8th place finish. The 4x800 relay got a strong lead-off leg by Helen Dole, and then Carter, Ginger and Shauneen were able to hold on to 4th place to round out the scoring for the day. Though not placing in the scoring, Julia raced to a new PR in the 400 as she now sets her sights on going under 60 seconds, while Marcie Griffith finished off her season with a strong run in the 800.

With the absence of a couple of key people, the men reshuffled relays and it paid off as the Distance Medley Relay of John Stanton-Geddes, Janak Chandrasoma, Jack Morgan and Dave Molina finished off the meet with a convincing victory, and sent seniors John and Janak away as conference champs. Jack used a blistering last 100m to run away from the pack and overtake the early leader to grab the win in the 800, running to his best ever time in the process. Dave Molina made a strong move on the back stretch and then closed down hard on the leaders as he grabbed 3rd in the 1500 and ran to a new PR by nearly 3 seconds. Janak had an outstanding day for the team, as in addition to his great DMR leg in helping get the win, he also grabbed a 4th and a 6th place finish in the 200 (winning his section) and 400, as well as joining with Jay Wagstaff, Jon Ettinger and Geoff Stricsek to grab 4th in the 4x100. Dave Schreiner rallied in the last 400 of the 5k to come back and grab the final scoring place. Julius Nanna, limited in action this year due to various injuries, was able to finish his career strong as he made the finals in the triple jump, just missing his PR. The 800 was a solid race for the team, as Rich Wilson, Dan Fisher and Billy McNitt raced in the first section and, despite the wind, posted strong finishes, and then in the next section, John Babbott got spiked bad enough that it ripped off his shoe and he finished the race barefoot and bloodied. Nick Canevari had a solid throw in the javelin, while LJ Spinnato was throwing well in the hammer, and both, along with Ryan Smith, should be forces next season. Brandt Tullis raced to his best time of the year in the 1500, and Jon posted solid marks in both the long and triple jump.

Penn Relays - April 22
Competing at the Penn Relays for the first time in recent memory, the athletes making the drive were rewarded with great weather for their races, and everyone came away with national qualifying marks. Shauneen Garrahan got the night started with the steeplechase, and she continues to impress in her first year as she placed 8th against predominantly Div I and open athletes, and ran to an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 10:43.22. Aly Venti, who despite being "not fast enough" to run in the college championships, raced in the Olympic development section and had an awesome race to grab an NCAA qualifying mark of 17:13.26 and got her confidence back on track. Mike Page, like Ay, was running in the Olympic Development section of the 5k rather then in the collegiate section and despite the size of the field and a bit of an off race in the last couple laps, was still able to hit a mark for Nationals and a PR. Carter Hamill finished the night off for the team with her great run in the 10k, as she raced in a combined college and Olympic Development section and finished 4th overall with a time that just missed her school record set at Nationals last year, and places her at the top of the National rankings.

Little Three's - April 17
On the first real warm day we have had to compete in, the teams headed to Williams College for the annual Little Three Championship. While the scoring of the meet is unique - 2 people from each team can score - Williams, and its extremely large squads easily ran away with the title. The women came out on top of Wesleyan, while the men found themselves on the short end of the stick at the end of the day. The team certainly took full advantage of the great weather as we posted many PR's, people qualified for the championships and got some great performances all across the board. Lee-Jay Henry and Krissy Morin shouldered a great deal of the load for the team, as the two multi eventers showed their versatility as they competed in 12 events between the two of them  and often were scrambling from one event to the next but in the process, both easily qualified for the heptathlon  and posted several best marks for the season. Carter Hamill won a deep 1500 in a new Little Three record as she and Shauneen garrahan both qualified for NCAA's with their 1-2 finish. Alison Rodriguez had only the clock to battle in the steeplechase as she easily won her event, while Margaret Davis led nearly the entire 5k race in route to a victory. Lyndsey Scott and Ariel Haney went 2-3 in the 100 with quick marks, and then joined with Ginger Polich and Julia Rucker to cap the day with a victory in the 4x400. Lyndsey was busy in the jumping events in addition to sprinting duties, while Ariel got her hurdling racing started in the 400 Hurdles whit a great time. Ginger Polich raced to her best 800 of the season to grab 3rd, with Aly Venti using a strong finish to get in front of the two Wesleyan scorers. Julia had a great 400, and also triple jumped for the first time since indoors. Marcie Griffith raced to her best 800 of the season and also anchored the 3rd place 4x100.

The men were paced by a huge and unexpected win in the hammer by LJ Spinnato, as he nearly cracked 150 feet to win the event - the first Amherst victory in the throwing events in recent memory. Nick Canevari and Ryan Smith were busy, along with LJ, in the other throwing events as they picked up a lot of points for the team. Dave Schreiner took control of the 5k just after the mile and never looked back as he raced to a a big win. Dave Molina won a very competitive 800 with a big homestretch kick, while Andy Schneider was close on his heels, and in the first section, Rich Wilson and Dan Fisher raced to their best times of the year. Janak Chandrasoma and Jack Morgan went 2-3 in the 400 as both raced under the 50 second mark - the first time for both of them - and Janak would race well in the 200 later in his fastest time of the season, and race an awesome anchor leg for the 4x400 relay along with Molina, Schneider and Jon Ettinger. Jay Wagstaff was busy in the sprints and jumps, as he ran to a new PR in the 200. Jon Ettinger popped some good jumps in the long and triple jump, John Stanton-Geddes and John Babbott raced to their best times so far in the 1500, while Billy McNitt set a new PR in the earlier section which Brandt Tulllis would run away with easily. Rob Boley, running the 400 Hurdles for the first time, took a big fall on the first hurdle but got back up and finished strong to grab points for the team, along with his points in the high jump. The 4x100 relay of Jay, Janak, Jon and Geoff Stricsek raced to a third place finish with their best time of the season, and then Geoff would race to his best time in the 100 shortly after.

Williams Relays - April 10
(Student Article)
While the sun was nice to be out in, the wind of Williamstown made it difficult to get great marks in at the annual Williams Relays. The women got the meet started with a win, as Margaret Davis battled the wind and the clock in the 10k and unfortunately nothing else as she was the lone runner, but despite the lack of competition, she raced under 39 minutes. Carter Hamill led for nearly the entire 5k and braving the wind, before a Williams runner went by her in the last 200 to grab the win, while Carter settled for second place, while Aly Venti and Erinn White each had solid outings behind her. Shauneen Garrahan raced in her first steeple chase, and she wasted no time getting her name into the outdoor  record books as eh became the first Amherst runner to go under 11:00 minutes in the steeple as she grabbed a second place finish - behind National Champion Jenn Campbell from Williams. Shauneen came back and grabbed 3rd in the 800, and then anchored the Sprint Medley team of Lyndsey Scott, Julia Rucker and Ginger Pollich to a 2nd place finish. Ariel paced up the spikes for the first time this spring and had a solid race in the 400, with Julia Rucker hot on her heels. Lee-Jay Henry and Krissy Morin posted good marks, and got through their dreaded 800, as they start to try and qualify for the championship meets in the heptathlon. in the 1500, Carter and Aly both doubled back from the 5k as a solid workout while Ginger Polich stepped up in distance to work on strength, and Alison Rodriguez dropped down from the steeple to work on speed and all posted great marks for their effort.

Jack Morgan ran a strong back stretch into the wind to take the lead and then powered to a win in the 800 with a huge negative split, while John Babbott would grab 4th. In the first section of the 800, Brandt Tullis and Dan Fisher had only each other for competition, and while the opening lap was not quick, then both had quick 2nd 400's and a lean at the line finish. The sprint medley relay of Jay Wagstaff, Jon Ettinger, Janak Chandrasoma and Dave Molina grabbed a convincing win and just missed the school record, while the Distance Medley Relay of John Stanton-Geddes, Tim Porter, Babbott and Morgan would also grab a convincing win. Molina led the majority of the 1500 into the wind and looked great but would get passed near the line and wind up 2nd, while Mike Page and John Stanton-Geddes came in 4th and 5th. Page would come back later in the day and run the 5k in trainers to post a solid workout despite the wind, while Nate Freese would have a great race as he gets closer the breaking 16 minutes.  The throwers - Nick Canevari, Ryan Smith and LJ Spinnato all had a solid day in the throws, but they made their mark -along with the truly dedicated coach O'Neill - and showed the world their speed as they competed in the throwers 4x100. Jon Ettinger posted great marks in the long jump, as he nearly cracked the 20 foot barrier. Janak Chandrasoma had a good open 400 as he gets closer to the 49 second mark.

Trinity Invite - April 3
(Student Article)
On a day made for staying inside - cold, gray, gloomy and rainy - the athletes competed at the Trinity Invite, and despite the weather and the awful attempts at singing on the bus on the way to the meet, they put up many great performances. Mike Page led the Amherst assault in the 5000 as he finished 2nd, while running to his best time ever, while Dave Molina (racing the 5k for the first time), John Stanton-Geddes (having taken the GRE's earlier in the day) and Dave Schreiner all raced well behind Page. Andrew Schneider grabbed a 4th place in the 800 with a great last homestretch to pass several runners, while John Babbott won his section with Rich Wilson coming in on his heels, and basketball player turned track guy, Dan Fisher blew away the competition in his section of the 800 in his first race for Amherst. Janak Chandrasoma grabbed 5th in the 200, and finished just behind Jay Wagstaff in the 100 earlier in the day, with Jay just missing the finals. Janak and Jay, teamed with Jon Ettinger and Mark Hannon to grab 8th in the 4x100. Nick Canevari out threw weight trio in the shot put, to go along with his 7th place in the discus and 12th place throw in the javelin. LJ Spinnato got his throwing career stared with a 7th place throw in the hammer. Tim Porter had a solid effort in the 400 Hurdles without having to stutter-step any hurdles and looking very confident the whole way; Brandt Tullis and Evan Guiney both looked great, and competed very well in the 1500; Sam Hayman raced well in the 400 and grabbed 8th place before coming back to join with Janak, Jon and Tim to grab a second place finish in the 4 x 400 relay.

The women were led by an impressive 1-2-6-8 finish in the 5000, as Shauneen Garrahan followed the pacing of Carter Hamill (who placed 4th in the 1500 earlier) as the two both qualified provisionally for the NCAA's, and Aly Venti (having taken the GRE's earlier that day) and Margaret Davis ran strong. Lee-Jay Henry grabbed a pair of third place finishes in the long and triple jumps and improved her marks from the previous weeks, to go along with solid runs in the 100 and 200. Alison Rodriguez competed in the steeplechase for the first time this spring but wasted no time lowering her PR, as she looked great en route to her runner-up finish and 4 second personal best. Ginger Polich grabbed a 5th place in the 800, as she looked great winning her section handily. Julia Rucker raced in her first open 400 since finding so much success with the relays, and grabbed a 6th place finish. Krissy Morin made the finals in the 100 hurdles and grabbed a 6th place finish, to go along with her great throw in the javelin, as she edged over the 100 foot mark, Dan had a great 200 run - blasting the rest of her heat to easily win her section. Erinn White had a great race in the 1500, as she dropped the rest of the field in her section in the last lap to run one of her fastest 1500's. Lyndsey Scott grabbed a pair of 7th place finishes in both the high jump and the 200, before teaming with Julia, Krissy, and Ginger to race to a second place finish in the 4x400.

Conn College Invite - Mar 27th
The teams kicked off their outdoor season at Conn College, competing with 8 other teams. While some of the team did not compete as they are just coming off their break from the indoor season, those did posted some very solid first meet results. Lee-Jay Henry grabbed the sole victory in the day as she won the triple jump to go along with her 2nd place finish in the long jump - the first time jumping since ACL / MCL surgery on her knee following a soccer injury. Margaret Davis returned to the track and wasted no time in lowering her 5k PR, as she grabbed 2nd and knocked nearly 15 seconds off of her time from last spring, and in the same race Alison Rodriguez made her 5k debut successful as she just missed breaking 19:00 and grabbed 6th. Lyndsey Scott easily won her section of the 200, and finished 3rd overall, to go along with a 5th place in the long jump. Krissy Morin destroyed everyone in her section of the 400 and finished 6th overall, and also helped the 4x400 relay of Marcie Griffith, Julia Rucker (ran a great leg and continued her success from the indoor season) and Alison grabbed 5th place.

The men were led by three runner-up performances - Jon Ettinger had a big jump in the triple jump to grab silver as he went 41-07, Janak Chandrasoma grabbed a silver in the 200 with a fast opening season mark, and Jay Wagstaff finished second in the 100 despite handily winning his section. The three of those guys teamed with Mark Hannon (who scored point in the 100 later in the day) to grab a 3rd place finish in the 4x100 relay. John Stanton-geddes led a slew of mid-distance runners in the 1500 with a very quick opening mark of 4:02 to grab third, with Andrew Schneider grabbing 8th and setting a new PR - the two would finish 6th and 7th in the 800 shortly after. Nick Canevari grabbed points in three throwing events - 5th in the javelin, 6th in the discus and 8th in the shot put, while fellow thrower, Ryan Smith grabbed 6th in the shot. Tim Porter grabbed 5th place in the 400 hurdles, and Janak and Jon went 6-7 in the 400. John Babbott, John and Andrew and Sam Hayman raced to a third place finish in the 4x400 to cap the day, while several guys got the opportunity to run on various relays. Geoff Stricsek ran a strong 200, Sam raced to a good finish in the 800 as Dave Schreiner and Rich Wilson battled each other to a tight finish in the same event. Billy McNitt ran to a new PR in the 1500, and came back to run a strong 800 in a near PR time.

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