2005-06 Indoor T & F Meet Notes

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Season Depth Charts - Men & Women

NCAA's - Mar 11th (Student)

The DMR team of Zandra Walton, Caitlin Murphy, Ginger Polich and Shauneen Garrahan, along with Heather Wilson in the 5000 made the trip to compete against the best DIII runners in the country at St. Olaf in Minnesota for the NCAA Championships. Heather was the first to race, and despite going through the opening mile in 5:28 found herself at the back of the pack but running comfortably. She hit the 3k and 2 mile in 10:27 and 11:12 but a little gap had opened up between her and the others and it was just enough to make it difficult to close the gap as a lot of the runners who would eventually fall off the pace, had a seemingly impossible gap which can be a tough thing to deal with when you are feeling tired. Heather ended up in 12th with a time of 17:55. The DMR team, hoping to capitalize on the fact that it was the only team running completely fresh, was not able to put their best race together. In the opening leg, Zandra (1200) had herself in great position and was making the right moves when need, and as the pace slowed down through the 800, she surged to the front but then struggled in the last lap. Caitlin (400) and Ginger (800) each ran strong legs to try and make up distance, and when Shauneen (1600) got the stick, she tried to do a little to much in to short of time to close gaps and paid the price late in the race, as we would end up finishing 9th. Not every race goes as well as one would hope, but you gain experience from it, and learn from it and as we head into outdoors, the team will be much stronger and looking for a little redemption.
Trinity Last Chance - Mar 3rd (Student)
Looking for NCAA marks, tune-ups for the NCAA meet next weekend, or to finish the season with fast times, the team headed to Yale to compete at the Trinity Last Chance Invite. Opting not to travel to Pennsylvania to compete at the ECAC's, the teams went to New Haven for the Friday night meet. The 5k got the night started off for the women, and hopes for an improvement on times and NCAA rankings took a blow in the very first lap as Kim Partee got tangled up with another runner and both went down on the track - Kim would get up and place a strong 3rd, but her time was not an improvement from a week before, and Nicole Anderson, while running under 18 minutes for the 4th time in 4 tries, was also not able to improve on her mark as she placed 5th. In the second section of the 5k, Liz Dalton capped her indoor season with a nice PR as she improved her time 10 seconds. Heather Wilson, dropping down from the 5k to the mile, finished 8th in that event. In the 800, Ginger Polich took the early lead in the fast section and then held on for a 3rd place finish in that section, and 6th overall, while Caitlin Murphy finished 9th overall - just off of her season's best time. Jenny Mancino raced in the 300, seldom run in college meets, and shattered the school record en route to her 9th place finish. The 4x400 team got a great lead off leg from Maria Millard (59.8) and then ran pretty much un challenged for the rest of the race as Jullia Rucker, Carly Levenson and Hannah Campell would finish 4th. The DMR team of Zandra Walton, Caitlin, Ginger and Shauneen Garrahan were looking to improve upon their time from last week and move up in the NCAA rankings but were a little off their "A" game, though they would finish 2nd and will look for redemption at the NCAA's at St. Olaf in Minnesota.

Mike Harbus finally got the breakthrough that has eluded him in the 5k, as he raced an evenly paced race with a strong finish to grab 3rd and run to a 15:05, with Dave Schreiner just off his pace in 4th place in a 15:08. Sam Hayman, with some help from Basile who set the early pace in the 800, ran to a big PR of 1:54.61 - missing the NCAA provisional standard by the smallest of margins. Steve Stewart ran to a 51.79 in the 400 to finish 4th, and the joined with Sam, Basile and John Babbott to run to a 3rd place finish in the 4x400.

Open New England's - Feb 24-25th
Competing against top DI, II and III competition, and on a beautiful track, the teams came to race hard and were rewarded with fast times, PR's, school records and NCAA Marks. The men got the day started as Dave Schreiner raced to a new PR (15:06) in the unseeded section of the 5k, as he placed 2nd (10th overall) with Mike Harbus finishing 8th - 22nd overall. Later, in the fast section of the 5k, Tomas Morrissey, despite the slow early pace, kept himself in great position and used a strong last 800 to move into 4th place and capture a school record and improve upon his PR - 14:48.96. Sam Hayman just missed making the finals in the 800, as he placed 3rd in his section running 1:55.78 after making a strong bid for the win with a little more then a lap to go. Basile Beaty and Steve Stewart placed 17th and 20th in the 500, as they both ran in the 66 second range. The DMR team of Sam, Steve, Basile and John Babbott ran to their best time of the season to cap the friday action, while this same foursome combined to finish 12th on Saturday in the 4x800 as they would run to their fastest time of the season, running 7:54.

The women got off to a big start when Katie Moravec ran away with the unseeded section of the 5k, as she destroyed the field and ran under 18 minutes for the first time ever - just missing the NCAA Provisional Mark (giving the team its 5th runner under 18:00 this winter) and she would place 10th overall. Carly Levenson placed 16th in the 500, as she just missed her seasonal best. The 800 was a strong Amherst representation, as we had 4 women racing. Caitlin Murphy was in the first section and she ran to a season best time of 2:18 (placing 19th overall), Maria Millard was in the next section, and like Murph, ran to a season best, and fastest since high school of 2:21.00. Zandra Walton and Ginger Polich were each in the same section and both got out hard, and were rewarded with NCAA Provisional marks as Z ran to a new PR of 2:14.51 (and advancing to the finals) and Ginger raced to a time of 2:16.23, just missing the finals. Hannah Campbell ran the 200, and took a second off of her best time of the year in placing 23rd. IN the seeded section of the 5k, Amherst was again well represented as Heather Wilson, Kim Partee and Nicole Anderson would all be looking for fast times to improve their NCAA rankings. Heather Wilson would shatter her PR by nearly 30 seconds as she placed 4th overall in a time of 17:16, while Kim finished 7th, and improving her best time be 2 seconds, while Nicole would finish 11th as she dipped under the 18 minute mark. The DMR would finish off the day for friday, and despite having the first three legs having run an hour earlier in the 800 trials, the team was looking to get a solid mark and get into the NCAA rankings and they did just that. Zandra led off with her 1200 leg, was followed by Murph who ran the 400, and then Ginger took the 800 portion and at the mile leg, we were solidly in 5th. Shauneen Garrahan, coming back from a late fall injury, started out conservatively and started to move on the pack and at the bell had moved up into the chase pack and would finish in a 5:02 1600 leg to help the team grab 5th in a 12:03 - a solid NCAA mark. On the 2nd day of racing, Zandra raced to an 8th place finish in the 800 finals - running under her old PR for the 2nd day in a row. SHortly after, she would join with the same contingent that ran the DMR. Murph lead off with a solid 2:20 leg, that was repeated by Shauneen in the 2nd leg before Zandra would make up some ground with her 2:16 leg and then Ginger battled runners from Maine and Providence to finish 3rd - in a new school record time of 9:15. The last day of the weekend was the 4x400, and the team of Maria, Julia Rucker, Hannah and Carly finished 13th overall and just missed breaking the school record and each runner, having run their fastest splits of the season.

DIII New England's - Feb 18th (Student)
The teams headed to the city, but split up as the women went to Tufts while the men went to MIT, to compete at the DIII New England Championships. Despite having a roster relatively smaller then a lot of the teams, the women capitalized in the events that they were entered and came away with a 3rd place finish for the 3rd year in a row. The day's lone victory was in the 5000, where Nicole Anderson pulled away from the field to run under 18 minutes and lead a point gathering in the event, as fellow first year Elise Tropiano had another huge race as she not only grabbed 3rd, but went under the 18 minute barrier for the first time (had run 20:40 just last year in high school), Katie Moravec raced to a new PR of 18:15 to grab 6th, while first year Liz Dalton broke the 19 minute barrier for the first time. Ginger Polich grabbed a runner-up spot in the 1000, with teammate Caitlin Murphy finishing in 7th. The two would team up with Zandra Walton and Tovah Ackerman to close out the day with a 3rd place finish in the 4x800, Heather Wilson, after having led off the 3rd place Distance Medley Relay - Julia Rucker, Caitlin and the return of Shauneen Garrahan - grabbed a 3rd place finish in a hotly contested 3000, as she ran under 10 minutes for the 2nd week in a row and Kim Partee grabbed points in 8th place. Maria Millard competed n the pentathlon and not only did she have a great day, she also grabbed 4th place with a big run in the days last event  - the 800 - and broke the 3000 point barrier en route to her school record performance. Carly Levenson finished 4th in the 600 with a great run, and before that, teamed with Kate Silverman, Kathryn Loomis and Hannah Campbell to grab a 6th place finish in the 4x200 and then teamed back up with Hannah, Jenny Mancino and Julia to finish 5th in the 4x400 and clinch the 3rd place team finish. Zandra, in addition to her 4x800 leg, outdistanced the field in the unseeded section of the mile, lowering her PR, and then grabbed 8th place in the 800 an hour later.

The men were led by the 3k, as all three guys that were entered would up finishing in the scoring. Tomas Morrissey finished 3rd, running a strong race and pushing the pace in the last few laps, while Mike Harbus held on for 8th place. Moments earlier, in the unseeded section, Dave Schreiner lowered his PR en route to grabbing 6th place - leading the entire race unchallenged. Sam Hayman won the unseeded section of the 1000, and wound up finishing 3rd overall as his time displaced all but 2 in the faster section. Sam would anchor the 5th place finishing  4x800 relay that was led off with a great leg by Rom Cabeza, and saw Steve Stewart (who just missed placing in the 600) get tangled up on the inside railing and valiantly finish the last lap in considerable pain before handing off to Basile Beaty. The DMR team of Harrison Lakehomer, Tim Porter - with his best 400 of the season - Ben Read and John Babbott would end up grabbing an 8th place finish. Basile, finished just outside of the scoring in the 800, but lowered his PR in the process.

Valentine Classic - Feb 10th / 11th (Student)
A group of men and women traveled to Boston to compete against to caliber competition across all divisions, and club athletes, and came away with some outstanding results. Kim Partee lowered her best time in the 5000, to improve upon her NCAA provisional mark as she ran 17:38. Heather Wilson not only lowered her 3000 PR by a huge margin but she also broke the 10 minute barrier with a very strong, negative split race as she placed 3rd in her section and 14th overall. Nicole Anderson, in the same race dropped 5 seconds off of her PR to improve to 10:21. Carly Levenson easily ran away with a win in her section of the 500 as she raced to a very quick time of 1:20.85. Zandra Walton dipped under the NCAA Provisional mark in the 800, as she raced to a 2:17.58 while in the next section, Ginger Polich ran 2:18 and was followed in the section after by Caitlin McDermott-Murphy in 2:19. The three girls in the 800, teamed with Carly Levenson to run the fastest 4x400 of the year for Amherst, as they sped around the track in 4:06.

Sam Hayman lowered his best time ever in the 800 when he won his section of the 800 in a time of 1:55.55. 2 heats later, Jack Kiley also ran to his best time ever as he clocked in at 1:57.77. Basile Beaty and Steve Stewart each raced in the 500, and both of their hard efforts were rewarded with their best times ever - 1:06 and 1:07 respectively. The four of these guys came back shortly after to run to a season best in the 4x400, as they ran 3:23.16 with Sam splitting a sub 50 second leg. Dave Schreiner, running in the 3rd section of the 5k, used a great last mile to finish off a great race and drop nearly 30 seconds from his old PR. Mike Harbus did not have his best race, but was still able to lower his best time by 12 seconds, and Tomas Morrissey raced to a 15:00 in the first section of the 5k.

Wesleyan Invite #3 - Feb 11th
With some of the team in Boston, and some of the other teams athletes split between meets, the meet went very quickly and we were in the hunt for victories in the majority of events that we were entered in. Harrison Lakehomer led an Amherst 1-2-3 sweep in the 3k, as he just missed breaking the 9:00 barrier in leading Rich Wilson and Rob Boley to their respective PR's. John Babbott, starting to return to form after his semester abroad, won the mile and continues to knock off big chunks of time each time he races, while in the same race Joe Addison and Eric Glustrom finished 3rd and 5th - they would finish 3-4 in the 1000 shortly after their mile run.  The 4x400 relay was an All-Amherst affair, as the three teams swept the top three positions, with  Tim Porter, Rom Cabeza, Ben Read and John Babbott joining for the win. Nate Freese had a solo effort in the 5k, as he just missed breaking 16 minutes and won the race my a very comfortable margin over his nearest competitor. Ben Read raced arguably his best race ever, as he dropped down to the 600 and grabbed 2nd running 1:28. Rom also grabbed a runner-up finish in the 800.

First years Liz Dalton and Elise Tropiano dominated their distance events, as both won by over 30 seconds - Liz in the 5k and Elise in the 3k (breaking 10:30 in the process). Maria Millard grabbed runner-up honors in the hurdles, along with preparing for her upcoming pentathlon long jumping, throwing the shot and then finishing the day by joining with Julia Rucker, Jenny Mancino and Hannah Campbell to easily win the 4x400 relay. Hannah grabbed a pair of 3rd place finishes in the dash and the 200, in addition to her relay win. Katie Moravec grabbed  a pair of runner-up honors in the mile and 1000, as she tuned up for a fast 5k coming at DIII New England's. Kathryn Loomis grabbed 3rd in the hurdles, as well as grabbing a 7th place finish in the 200. Julia, ran to her best time of the year in the 400 as she led Kate Silverman and Mariana Palacios to a 4,5,9 place finish. Tovah Ackerman had her best race of the season to grab 4th in the 1000 while Lauren Benson finished 5th in the 800.

Smith Invite - Feb 4th (Student)
Waking up late and traveling down the street to Smith to compete against 14 other teams in a scoring invitational, seemed to be helpful as the teams got some great results. While not focused on the scoring aspect of the invites, the women still finished 2nd while the men finished 5th. With only one more regular season meet left, some of the athletes were tuning up for the championships while others were looking for qualifying marks. The men started the day and finished the day, with a victory as Rich Wilson got the day started on a wining note with his victory in the 5k - his first foray at the distance proved successful as he raced under the 16 minute mark, with Rob Boley finishing 3rd and dipping under as well and Peter Foote (4th place) running 16:00.04 - just missing the barrier but lowering his best time by nearly 2 minutes. In the days final event, about 8 hours after the first one, the 4x800 relay team of John Babbott, Basile Beaty, Jack Kiley and Sam Hayman ran away from the competition in posting an 8:00.83 victory - the "B" team of Rom Cabeza, Steve Stewart, Ben Read and Eric Glustrom finished 4th. In addition to Rich's individual win, Tomas Morrissey grabbed top honors in the 3k as he led wire to wire, while Mike Harbus continues his breakthrough season as he dipped under 8:50 ( a near 10 second PR) to grab 2nd, while Harrison Lakehomer grabbed 6th and Nate Freese returned to racing with a a win in the unseeded section that also saw Joe Addison have a great race. Sam easily destroyed the field in the 600, winning by 3 seconds. Jack, after sitting out the first few meets with an injury returned in quick fashion as he unleashed a huge kick in the last lap of the 1000 to run away with the win, while Dave Schreiner - after having dropped down from his usual distance events ran a 4:29 mile (4th place) before winning his section of the 1000. Basile broke the 2 minute barrier in the 800 for the first time as he placed 5th, with Rom and Ben coming in at 9th and 14th. Pat Benson, Tim Porter, Steve Shashy and Flea finished 3rd in the 4x400, while the first three teamed with David Pechman to finish 6th in the 4x200.

Like the men, the women's 4x800 team of Caitlin Murphy, Heather Wilson, Zandra Walton and Ginger Polich finished the long day with a dominating victory as they posted a very fast time for a near solo effort. Heather raced to a win and a big PR in the mile, as she ran 5:07 and pulled Elise Tropiano to a big PR and a 5th place, with Nicole Anderson in 6th. Zandra and Ginger went 1-2 in the 600, and it was a sea of purple in that event as Maria Millard (who also placed 4th in the high jump), Carly Levenson and Kate Silverman finished 4th, 6th and 8th despite a drawn out warm-up due to meet delays. The 4x400 team of Maria, Jenny Mancino, Carly and Hannah Campbell raced to a win with a 4:14 time, and the 4x200 relay consisting of Kate, Julia Rucker, Jenny and Hannah raced to a second place in a seasonal best time of 1:52. Caitlin grabbed 2nd in the 1000, running a fast time of 3:02. Hannah, in addition to her solid legs in the relays also finished 5th in the 200. Kim Partee led a 2-3-4 finish in the 3k as she, Liz Dalton and Katie Moravec all raced to their best times with Liz breaking 11:00 for the first time. Kathryn Loomis placed 7th in the 55 Hurdles as she went under 10 for the 2nd weekend in a row, and will look to hit the DIII mark next weekend at Wesleyan.

Terrier Classic  - Jan 28th (Amherst Student)
With the majority of the team at Wesleyan, a few of the women traveled to BU to race at the highly competitive Terrier Classic in hopes of fast times. In the 5k, all three girls came away with big PR's and 2 NCAA Qualifying times. Heather Wilson ran 17:39 while in the next section Nicole Anderson ran 17:42 and Elise Tropiano ran an 18:28. Zandra Walton did double duty, as she ran the Mile in 5:12 and then came back 2 hours later to join Ginger Polich and Caitlin McDermott-Murphy in running the 800. Zandra ran a 2:18.67, Ginger ran to a 2:19 and Murph ran 2:21. Similar to the crew at Wesleyan, all looked a little flat due to the work and intensity of the last three weeks, but with the return of classes and the cutback in volume, the legs should start to freshen up and times should drop quickly
Wesleyan Invite #2 - Jan 28th
While a couple of the women traveled to BU for the Terrier Classic, the majority of the team was at the 2nd Invitational of the season at Wesleyan to compete against about 20 other teams in a non-scoring meet. Kim Partee, despite battling the lingering effects of the flu, was able to grab runner-up honors in the Mile and then come back later and place 4th in the 1000. Mariana Palacios finished 3rd in the 500 and classmate Carly Levenson grabbed a 5th place in the 800. Hannah Campbell grabbed 6th place in the 55 and then an 8th place finish in the 200 before anchoring the 4x400 team of Maria Millard (with a super lead off leg), Carly, and an under the weather Jenny Mancino to a 3rd place finish. Kathryn Loomis made the final in the 55 Hurdles, placing 8th. Katie Moravec and Liz Dalton doubled in the Mile and 1000, placing 10th/ 7th and 11th / 9th respectively. The meet capped off the intersession period, and double sessions and with the return of classes and normal practice schedule, we should see big improvements in times and performances over the next few weeks.

The men, like the women, looked a little flat due to the amount of work that we have been doing over the course of the last few weeks but despite some fatigue, competed very well. Tomas Morrissey grabbed the day's lone victory as he cruised to a win in the 3k, looking to hit 5k pace splits in preparation for an attempt at qualifying for NCAA's automatically in a couple of weeks. Before the 3k, he grabbed 3rd place in the mile. Sam Hayman grabbed 2nd in the 500, and then anchored the 4x400 team of Basile Beaty, Rom Cabeza and Steve Stewart to a second place finish. Mike Harbus, Harrison Lakehomer and Joe Addison dropped down in distance to run the mile, and posted solid results as they placed 8th, 10th and 17th. John Babbott had a strong race in the 800, and then anchored the DMR team of Harrison, Tim Porter, and Ben Read to a 5th place finish. Dave Schreiner raced to a 3rd place finish in the 5k with a great opening time. Basile placed 8th in the 400. Rich Wilson overcame his 3k woes to post a solid time and a 5th place finish in that event, while Peter Foote and Rob Boley placed 8th and 10th with their best marks of the season. Pat Benson continues to improve quickly as he ran a solid lead off leg of the B 4x400 relay.

Tufts Invite  - Jan 21st (Amherst Student)
A second week of double practices and hard work under their belts, the teams headed to Tufts for a scoring meet against 16 other teams. While not placing a great deal of emphasis on the scoring aspect of the meet, the women were able to grab 3rd overall while the men finished 9th. Focusing more on the individual aspects of the meet, both teams got some fantastic efforts from a lot of the runners. The women's DMR team of Caitlin Murphy, Carly Levenson, Ginger Polich and Zandra Walton finished off the day with a victory as they ran away from the competition. Zandra also had the day's lone individual win, as she cruised to a wire to wire win in the 1000 before anchoring the DMR. The 3k was a strong event as Heather Wilson, Nicole Anderson and Elise Tropiano finished 2,3,5 with each runner running to their best ever times. Katie Moravec and Liz Dalton went 4-5 in the 5k, with Liz running to her best 5k ever. Hannah Campbell finished 4th in the 200 and anchored the 4 x 200 relay consisting of Kathryn Loomis, Julia Rucker and Jenny Mancino to a runner-up finish. Carly, in addition to her 400 leg of the DMR, also finished 4th in the 500 in a very fast time, while Kate Silverman and mariana Palacios also ran great races in the 500. Caitlin and Maria Millard finished 2 - 6 in the 800, as each ran great races, while Ginger Polich finished 5th in the Mile. The 4 x 400 relays, both A & B teams, got solid legs from each runner and the A team of Campbell, Mancino, Rucker and Millard grabbed a 3rd place finish.

The men were paced by Mike Harbus's run in the 5000, as he lowered his PR by nearly 20 seconds en route to his second place finish. Sam Hayman continued to race well in new races as he tackled the 1000 for the first time ever and grabbed 3rd place in a fast time. Basile Beaty grabbed 4th place in the 500, as he won his section of the race. David "Flea" Schreiner returned to the track for the first time since sophomore year and picked up where he left off, as he narrowly missed his 3000 PR en route to finishing 5th. The 4x400 team of Tim Porter, Steve Shashy, Ben Read and Steve Stewart grabbed 5th place overall, while the DMR team of Sam, Rom Cabeza, Basile and Tomas Morrissey grabbed 6th. Tomas finished 9th earlier in the mile, with Rich Wilson and Peter Foote also having good races at that distance. Nick Canevari grabbed points in the shot put, as he threw over 40 feet, while Nick Lynch grabbed points in the long jump and then was over 40 feet in the triple jump.

Wesleyan Invite - Jan 14th (Amherst Student)
With a week of double sessions under their belts, the large majority of the team competed for the first time of the season at the Wesleyan Invite. It was a small meet, with not a lot of time between events so it provided a good opportunity for doubling and running without the pressure of a "big-meet" feel. Despite the heavy workload from the week, both teams competed well and will continue to build upon this meet. Heather Wilson was a double winner, as she dropped down in events to take the mile and 800 - leading a 1-4 sweep in the mile as Zandra Walton, Caitlin Murphy and Nicole Anderson finished just behind her. Ginger Polich won the 1000, while Katie Moravec won the 3k to round out the winning performances. Jenny Mancino grabbed a runner-up spot in the High Jump, clearing 5-00 and then grabbed 3rd in the long jump, while Caitlin and Zandra went 2-3 in the 600 - a short rest effort after their mile. Liz Dalton grabbed 2nd in the 3k with a new PR, and then 4x400 relay of Murphy, Ackerman, Walton and Polich grabbed 2nd place, while the B team of Kate Silverman, Hannah Campbell, Julia Rucker and Carly Levenson finished 3rd.

Mike Harbus grabbed the day's lone individual win as he broke 9:00 in the 3k for the first time to win by nearly 20 seconds, while the 4x400 team of Basile Beaty, Rom Cabeza, Tim Porter and Sam Hayman finished the day off with a victory. Nick Lynch grabbed runner-up honors in the long jump breaking 20 feet, and then taking 3rd in the triple and making the finals of the 55 in between the events. Nick Canevari grabbed 2nd in the shot put. Sam Hayman won his section of the 600, and finished 4th overall, after having run his first mile earlier in the day. Basile Beaty finished 3rd in the 800. Peter Foote ran to a 3k PR to finish just behind teammate Rich Wilson in 7th, while Rom, John Babbott and Joe Addison finished 7,8 and 9th in the mile before coming back in other events later in the day. Steve Shashy finished in the Top 10 in the 400.

Husky Winter Carnival - Dec 3rd
With a limited squad, the teams got the 2005-06 Indoor Track season underway at the Reggie Lewis Track Center in Boston. While most of the XC runners not in attendance, and others who had done a fall sport getting back into the swing of things, those competing were those who have been training this fall and a few of the cross country runners looking for qualifying times off their XC strength. Kim Partee and Heather Wilson kept training after XC Nationals and ran the 5000. Working together for the near entirety of the race, they both posted 5k PR's as Kim finished 2nd in an NCAA Qualifying mark of 17:48 and Heather was a few steps behind in a 17:56 - both will now take a break before resuming training. Maria Millard led first years Carly Levenson and Kate Silverman to a 1-2-4 finish in their heat of the 500, as they clocked 1:23's for Maria and Carly with Kate coming in at 1:25. They were joined by Keyonte Sutherland in the 4x400 relay that posted a 4:15 finish. Keyonte was the top sprinter for the team as she had the best marks of the day in the 200 and 400. Several first years got their Amherst debuts out of the way as Jenny Mancino cleared 4-8 in the HJ, and posted a great relay leg in the 4x400. Kathryn Loomis and Lia Tsarnas both raced well in the 55 and 200, before joining with Jenny and fellow first year Mariana Palacios in the 4x400.

In the men's action, Tomas Morrissey held onto his XC form to finish just off of an NCAA mark in the 5000, but PR'd by over 30 seconds to finish 3rd in 14:52. Jack Kiley won his section of the 800, and posted the fastest 800 time of the day for the Amherst crew - 1:58.85. Sam Hayman ran 1:58.91 to finish 3rd in his section of the 800 - despite a tangle up that knocked Basile Beaty out of the race, while Rom Cabeza ran 2:01. Stephen Stewart won his section of the 500 with a very fast opening season time of 67 seconds, while Tim Porter finished in 71 seconds in the same heat. Steve Shashy PR'd in the 400 as he ran 55.48 and then came back an hour or so later to run another 55 in the relay, while David Pechman made his track debut running in the 200 and 400. The 4x400 team of Basile, Jack, Stephen and Sam ran a 3:26.00 to finish 5th overall while the B team of Tim, Rom, Ben Read and Steve ran a 3:38.

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