<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2006 Districts

2006 New England Districts


Nov 11th at Springfield College

Full Results

Team Scores

Women - 2nd with 78 points (NCAA Automatic)

Men - 9th with 236 points

 

Amherst Results (Top 35 earn All-Region)

5
Heather
Wilson
22:00
8
Shauneen 
Garrahan
22:17
14
Kim
Partee
22:29
21
Sophia
Galleher
22:42
30
Katie
Moravec
23:06
31
Margaret
Ray
23:10
39
Laura
Mortimer
23:24

 

19
Daniel
Murner
26:22
36
Harrison
Lakehomer
26:35
44
Tomas
Morrissey
26:50
59
Nathaniel
Freese
27:06
78
Carlyle
Eubank
27:34
89
Mike
Harbus
27:44
102
Cooper
Knowlton
27:58

Meet Recap

Runner of the Meet - Daniel Murner '10 & Heather Wilson '07

The teams headed to Veterans park Golf Course in Springfield to try and earn a spot for the NCAA Championships at the New England Regional Championships. With the top 2 teams earning an automatic bid, and then the next 3 placing teams eligible for an at-large selection, the hope was at least for a top 5 finish for the men and one of the Top spots for the women. The women saw the return of senior captain, Shauneen Garrahan who had been out of action for a few weeks due to injury, but also did not have the service of another top scorer, Elise Tropiano who was nursing a nagging injury. With NESCAC's decided by less then 10 points, the women knew they were in for a battle,and when the dust had settled, they were on the short end of the stick by 5 points to a Middlebury team who had their best race of the year. Heather Wilson had her strongest race of the year as she led the team with her 5th place finish, and Shauneen had a strong return in finishing 8th. Kim Partee had a bit of an off day for her, but still would finish 14th. Sophie Galleher continued her first year dominance as she placed 21st, and for another week, was the top first year in the race. Katie Moravec had a very strong 2nd half of the race, as she moved up very well in the last Mile to finish 30th and close out the scoring for the team, while Meg Ray was a little off her race btu still finished 31st - helping the team to grab 6 All-Region finishers (Top 35). Laura mortimer, stepping in for Elise, had a great race and while she just missed earning All New England honors, she displaced scoring runners from all but 2 teams. With the 2nd place finish - the best in team history - the women advance automatically to the NCAA's in Wilmington Ohio this weekend, and will be gunning for a top finish against the best teams in the country.

The men actually got the day started, and while they had been racing very strong as a team this season, we did not look nearly as sharp as we had. Carlyle Eubank ran a very gutsy race, as he got out well and moved up into the Top 10 and was there through 4.5 miles before the effort got to him and he faded considerably. Despite the last 1/2 mile misery, he ran a tremendous race and will be a force to be reckoned with in the future. Daniel Murner ran a strong race, and established himself in good position and moved up well over the last 2 miles to finish 19th - the only Amherst runner to finish in the Top 35 to earn All Region honors, as well as finishing as the Top freshman runner. Harrison Lakehomer just missed All-Region honors as he finished 36th, while 2005 All-American Tomas Morrissey just cracked the top 50, with Senior Nate Freese coming in a few steps after in 59th. Mike Harbus and Cooper Knowlton rounded out the seven runners competing. Trinity and Wesleyan, finishing 3rd and 4th both advanced to the NCAA's while the 5th place team, Tufts, did not advance. Having beaten all of these teams in the last few weeks, Amherst certainly would have made the NCAA championships - even if having placed as the 5th team - but that is why you race the race, rather then put it on paper. A bittersweet ending to an outstanding season.