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NESCAC Championships

Oct 28th at Conn College

Full Results

Meet Recap at Bottom of Page

Team Scores

Women - 1st with 64 Points (First Championship)

Men - 3rd with 144 points (Tie for best ever finish)

 

Amherst Results

6
Kim
Partee
23:18
11
Heather
Wilson
23:30
14
Margaret
Ray
23:59
15
Sophia
Galleher
24:10
18
Elise
Tropiano
24:16
31
Caitlin
McDermott-Murphy
24:42
40
Katie
Moravec
24:54
55
Zandra 
Walton
25:19
60
Laura
Mortimer
25:23
80
Nicole
Anderson
26:05
85
Catherine
Knuff
26:16
90
Rachel
Cameron
26:26
Shaylon
Stolk
27:56

 

15
Harrison
Lakehomer
26:49
23
Daniel
Murner
26:56
25
Tomas
Morrissey
26:59
40
Nathaniel
Freese
27:19
49
Robert
Boley
27:35
51
Cooper
Knowlton
27:37
57
Peter
Foote
27:41
61
Eric
Holaday
27:51
66
John
Babbott
28:05
70
William
Bell
28:07
84
Thomas
Anderson
28:41
91
Mike
Harbus
28:50
OPEN RACE
Richard
Wilson
28:35
Carlyle
Eubank
28:42
Jimmy
Swanson
29:17
Chris
Callahan
29:33
Stephen 
Grigelevich
30:06
Eric
Glustrom
30:45
Romulo
Cabeza
30:46
Will 
Fairhurst
31:20
Sam
Hayman
31:22
Ben
Klein
32:15

 

Meet recap

Runner of the Meet - Robert Boley'07 & Cate Knuff'10

Some people say that true XC weather is when there is some rain and mud but I am not quite sure what you could say this weekend was. The teams went to Conn College, and the beautiful course along the ocean, for the NESCAC Championships but with standing water above knees in places, mud above ankles, the ocean surf coming down on the runners and winds gusting as much as 60 MPH this was for the hard core XC fans. Despite the weather, both teams came away with great results as the women won - though narrowly - their first ever NESCAC Title, while the men came away with third place - tying their best ever finish. The women, despite the absence of Shauneen, hardly seemed to let the weather faze them as they went right to the front and established themselves early. Kim Partee and Heather Wilson ran in the top five the entirety of the race until Heather fell in the lower marsh section (under water) and dropped a few spots, and Kim did not negotiate a turn and dropped back from 4th to 6th - despite this, both earned All-NESCAC honors, and were joined by Meg Ray who grabbed the final All-NESCAC spot as she finished in 14th. Sophie Galleher finished 15th, and for the 4th straight year for Amherst, earned NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors as the top freshmen. Elise Tropiano finished 18th, to round out the scoring, while Caitlin Murphy and Katie Moravec finished 31st and 39th to round out the 7. Zandra Walton had a strong race to finish 8th for the team, with Laura Mortimer coming in shortly after her. Cate Knuff, added to the Championship race early that morning due to illness of another runner, came through with her best race of the season - though, unfortunately, the time is not indicative of the effort. The final results could not have been much closer as we were able to win with 64 points, a mere 5 points ahead of Tufts in 69, then Williams in 70 and Middlebury in 71. The team will look forward to trying to defend their ECAC title this weekend as they try and showcase their depth as they will have several of the"set varsity" runners sitting out and resting up for Districts in 2 weeks - which should be another tough test.

The men, despite not having perhaps their best stuff, were able to duplicate their best ever finish at the championships with their 3rd place showing. While Williams dominated the meet - 6 in the Top 12 - it was a very close battle for the third spot, as we were able to finish just ahead of Trinity, Wesleyan and Middlebury. Harrison Lakehomer was the first runner for the team, finishing 15th - just outside of All-NESCAC recognition - while Daniel Murner and Tomas Morrissey finished in 23rd and 25th. Nate Freese ran a great race as the team's 4th man, while Robert Boley stepped into the scoring for the first time this season, as he closed out the day as the 5th man. Cooper Knowlton and Peter Foote came in just a few seconds after to round out the varsity seven. Eric Holaday, John Babbott and William Bell finished within a few seconds of one another - just outside of our top 7. In the open race, held after the 2 championship races, the lead runner inadvertently took a wrong turn and the rest of the field followed, and they did not run the same course as the others had earlier. In that race, despite the snafu, Rich Wilson and Carlyle Eubank ran strong while several of the team finished their seasons up with strong showings. Certainly, the hope of everyone was to get the chance to post some really fast times on this lightning quick course, but mother nature's intervention made that impossible! While some runners will be resting for Districts in 2 weeks, the next 7 will head to Williamstown on Saturday and look to finish in the Top 3 at ECAC's.