NCAA - May 24 - 26th
Athlete of the Meet - Shauneen Garrahan'07
The four women who made the trip to the National Championship meet truly left their mark, as they all came back as All Americans and by virtue of their success, they left the meet with the4th Place trophy. In what may one of the most impressive Championship performances in recent memory, if not in all time, Shauneen Garrahan won all three races in which she entered - the 3 longest events of the meet, the 10k, steeplechase and then the 5k. Following behind race leader, and pre-race favorite from Plattsburg for the first 23.5 laps at a very fast pace, Shauneen made a big move that earned her the first victory as she lowered her PR by nearly a minute for the win. Coming in behind her, and having executed their strategy to perfection, sharing laps and working through the pack, Heather and Elise grabbed their first outdoor All-American honors as they finished 6th and 7th. Maria, earlier in the evening finished 2nd in her section with a new PR to advance to the finals of the 400 Hurdles. On Friday, Shauneen captured her 2nd title, this time in the steeplechase as she followed the very fast opening 800 by the leader before settling into a battle with the Dickinson and Luther girls and she was content to follow their lead until around the 1000 to go mark before she took the lead and would finally run away from the rest of the field and now only win, but establish a new Championship record in the process as well as lowering her own PR and qualifying for the Olympic Trials. Elise, showing that she was just as tough, came through with her 2nd All American performance in as many nights as she finished 7th on tired legs. Maria keeping with the theme of "Amherst runners are as tough as anyone" ran in the qualifying rounds of the 800 but missed making the finals by .05. On Saturday, after having led the competition after the first 2 days of competition, the ladies stepped onto the track for the final time. Maria got the day started with a strong, gutsy last 100m in the 400 hurdles to grab a 5th place finish and lower her PR again - after having raced all three days of the meet. The final event for the team would see all three ladies racing once again, this time in the 5k. After seeing the pace doddle through the first 5-6 laps, leaving a whole pack of runners running 2-3 lanes wide, the race got started as the pre-race favorite from Willamette jumped to the lead with a 2:31 800 that opened up a gap on everyone except for Shauneen. She ran hot on her heels, and as they came off the final turn and entered the final homestretch, Shauneen put her head down and even after having run 2 victorious and hard races already, was able to summon some last little bit of energy that got her to the finish line first, capping an unbelievable weekend. heather and Elsie would finish 14th and 16th, as the slow pace, and lost of jostling - and not to mention the tired legs - were not favorable for them. After watching the 4 x 400 relay, and hoping for anything less then a Lincoln University victory, the team realized that they had in fact secured the 4th place position and came home with a very hard earned plaque. Not surprisingly, Shauneen would earn the Outstanding Performer of the Meet Award by virtue of her incredible thriple crown.
MIT Last Chance - May 18th
Athletes of the Meet - Caryle Eubank'10 and Maria Millard'07
A small group - those who had met the ECAC standards - headed to the Last Chance meet at MIT for one final chance to run fast and possibly post NCAA Qualifying marks. The stress and fatigue of final exam week combined with a cold, steady downpour did not make for optimal conditions but it proved to be a good meet nonetheless. Maria Millard dropped nearly 2 seconds from her 400 Hurdle record to smash her PR and qualify automatically for NCAA, dipping under the 62 second barrier. Sophie Galleher won the steeple, running all alone for the 2nd week in a row, and lowered her best mark by the smallest of margins - .01. Caitlin Murphy won the 1500 handily, running all along after the 400 mark and then came back shortly after to run one more rainy race, the 800. The 4 x 400 relay nearly broke 4:00 as the team of Carly Levenson, Molly Priedeman, Hannah Campbell and Maria ran to a convincing win and their best time of the year. Carly placed 5th in the 400, winning her section and finishing very close to her best time despite the weather.
Carlyle Eubank finished 3rd in the 1500, running 4:01, and then with only a couple of weeks off to follow, came back in the 5k and despite the crappy weather and having run a hard 1500 shortly before, was able to lower his best time by nearly 10 seconds and break the freshman record as he ran 15:03 and finish 2nd. In the 5k as well, Nate Freese and Mike Harbus finished 5th and 6th. Jack Kiley grabbed 4th in a loaded 800 field and then led off the 4 x 400 relay of Eric Glustrom, Steve Stewart and Rich Wilson as they finished 3rd. Rich and Robert Boley grabbed 7th and 8th in the steeplechase to close out their Amherst career, while fellow senior John Babbott wrapped up his Amherst running with an 8th place finish in the 1500.
Open New England's - May 11th - 12th
Athletes of the Meet - John Babbott'07 and Carly Levenson'09
The teams headed to Dartmouth and competed against all schools in New England at the NEICAAA Championships, and came away with several PR's and school records to go along with their Top 25 team finishes. The women got another championship victory from Shauneen Garrahan as she used a big last 100 meters to pull away from a pack of three runners to grab the win and break her own school record by over 2 seconds. Maria Millard, despite competing in the unseeded section of the 800, was able to finish 5th overall and dropped 2 seconds from her time this season, smashing her own school record and helping to secure her berth at the Nationals. Carly Levenson lowered her PR in the qualifying rounds of the 400, and then ran a sub 60 anchor leg on the 4 x 400 relay consisting of Hannah Campbell, Kate Silverman and Mary Doris Reggie - both kate and MD ran their best splits ever, to help the team finish 12th. Sophie Galleher led her section of the Steeplechase from the gun and won convincingly with a new PR and just missed finishing in the scoring as she placed 10th. The 4x800 relay team of Maria, Molly Priedeman, Zandra Walton and Caitlin Murphy won the unseeded section and ended up placing 7th overall - just a few seconds off the school record. Murph ran a strong 1500 before finishing the day with the relay. On Friday night, the heat and humidity took its toll on the runners - Amherst and others alike, but Elise and Heather were able to finish in the scoring, going 7-8.
The men were led by Nate Freese, who continued his incredible championship meet success, as he finished 2nd in the 10k, just a little off the school record and not far from qualifying provisionally for Nationals. In the same race, Mike Harbus ran great and was only a few steps back from grabbing a scoring spot as he placed 10th. Jack Kiley stayed on his feet this weekend, and had a great race in the 800 where he placed 10th overall and lowered his time significantly - nearly breaking 1:54. Rom cabeza, in an earlier section of the 800, ran to his fastest outdoor time. In the 1500, a clerking miscue caused John babbott and carlyle Eubank to miss out on their warm-up but despite that, they were both able to step onto the track and roll to PR's as John raced to a 3:56 while Carlyle broke 4:00 for the first time. Daniel Murner and Harrison Lakehomer were in the same section of the 5k, and battled the heat and the other competitors well as they finished 12th and 20th overall. It was a personal best race in the steeplechase, as Robert Boley, Rich Wilson and Will Bell all ran to their best times ever. The 4x800 relay got a strong lead off leg from Jon Babbott before Jimmy Swanson threw down a 1:55 leg that put us back into 5th place but Basile Beaty and Jack Kiley were not able to duplicate that effort and we finished 10th but did break 8 for the first time this year. The 4x400 was the last event of the day, and the team of Steve Stewart, Kit Callahan, Eric Glustrom and Rom Cabeza all battled through their entire leg, and wound up winning their section and placing 17th overall.
DIII New England's - May 4th -5th
Athletes of the Meet - Nate Freese'07 and Molly Priedeman'09
The teams tested their mettle against the rest of the Division III teams in New England at the 2 Day, DIII New England Championships held at Springfield College. On Friday night, in windy conditions, the 10k was an Amherst affair as Daniel Murner kept to pace and at four miles, overtook the leader and continued to push the pace en route to a 20 second victory. Shauneen Garrahan and Elise Tropiano traded laps every 3 circuits on the track to help keep the pace fast, and despite a huge field that was being lapped before the first mile, both hit automatic qualifiers for the NCAA Championships while destroying the former meet record. Laura Mortimer, battling the effects of strep throat ran great to finish 7th while Liz Dalton posted her best time of the year.
On Saturday, Nate Freese - despite being a senior, had never run at a Championship meet outdoors before last week, improved upon his 2nd place finish from last weekend by pulling away from the field in the 5k with 3 laps to go and not only winning the race, but also breaking 15 minutes. In the same race, Carlyle Eubank, who led for the first 4-5 laps of the race, had a strong race to finish 6th while Mike Harbus had a strong last mile to nearly grab the final scoring spot. Robert Boley just missed placing in the steeplechase but knocked 10 seconds off his best time of the year while rich Wilson used a big last 100m to dip under the ECAC qualifier to help extend his final season. The men's 4 x 400 relay of Steve Stewart, Kit Callahan, Basile Beaty and Jack Kiley ran to their best time of the year to finish 7th, aided by big legs from both Kit and Jack. Steve had a big PR in the 800, as he threw down a huge last 200 to win his section and break 1:58 for the first time, finishing just behind John Babbott who had a strong race in the championship section. Will Bell and John placed 15th and 14th in the 1500.
Maria Millard finished 3rd in the 400 Hurdles, with Kate Silverman running her best time of the year to finish 11th. After a long break happening seconds before the race was to start due to a timing malfunction, Caitlin Murphy finished 4th in the 800. She then anchored the 4 x 800 relay team of Molly Priedeman - who had a great lead off leg that was 4 seconds faster then any 800 that she has run before - Mary Doris Reggie and Zandra Walton to a 3rd place finish. Heather Wilson led Sophie Galleher and Nicole Anderson to a 4, 6 and 8th place finish in the 5000. Elise Tropiano, despite having run the night before, tested her speed on tired legs by placing 6th in the 1500 and a new PR. Katie Moravec won her section of the steeplechase handily in a 30 second improvement from earlier in the year, and would finish 8th overall. Hannah Campbell and Carly Levenson placed 10th and 13th respectively in the 400, and then joined with Maria and Kate to finish 5th in the 4x400.
NESCAC's - April 28th
Athletes of the Meet - Daniel Murner'10 and Elise Tropiano'09
The teams capped off a busy week of competition with a trip to Middlebury to compete at the annual conference championship. Even with having had the Little Three's last Saturday, a mid-week meet on Tuesday, and then 3 runners heading to the Penn Relays on Thursday the athletes put up some great marks against their NESCAC counterparts. The women finished 5th, and as they have been all year, were paced by victories by senior captains Shauneen Garrahan and Maria Millard. After having finished 2nd on Thursday night in the Collegiate Championships in the Steeplechase, she came back to win the 5000 - breaking the conference record and also winning a NESCAC race for the 4th year in a row. Maria, after having qualified for the NCAA meet on Tuesday in the 800, returned to her bread and butter - the 400 Hurdles - and completely ran away from the field while improving upon her school record. The 5k proved huge for the team, as in addition to Shauneen's victory, Heather Wilson - fresh off (if you could say that) of her NCAA Automatic time in the 10k on Thursday night and Katie Moravec provided a 1-2-3 sweep, with Katie throwing in a big last lap to move past several runners en route to her best outdoor time ever. In the same race, Nicole Green ran 40 seconds faster then her prior best. Elise Tropiano, after having had a PR race in the 5k at Penn Relays, took the lead from the gun in the steeplechase and did all the work with only a Colby runner sitting on her. Despite losing the lead in the last 300 meters, she ran to an NCAA Automatic mark and a big PR, while Sophie Galleher ran strong behind her to grab 5th , shaving nearly 20 seconds off of her time from the week before. Before running the 5k, Shauneen ran the 1500 and despite fatigue from Penn Relays and still having the 5k later in the day, took the lead from the gun and kept the pace honest before being passed in the last 50 meters and finished 2nd. Caitlin Murphy grabbed 5th in the race, while Meg Ray, running in the section before, ran to her best time of the spring. Nicole Anderson finished 3rd in the 10k, improving upon her time from earlier in the year, while Liz Dalton grabbed 10th. Zandra Walton finished 7th in a very strong 800 race, while in the early section, Molly Priedeman and Mary Doris Reggie each had strong races to finish 15th and 16th. Carly Levenson grabbed the last scoring spot in the 400 with a strong finishing kick that got her past 2 other runners, while Hannah Campbell just missed out on the scoring with her 10th place finish. The 4x400 team of Hannah, Carly, Mary Doris and Maria finished 4th and ran their best time of the outdoor season by nearly 8 seconds. in the day's last event, the 4x800 relay of Molly, Meg, Zandra and Caitlin finished 5th. The4x100 relay of Mattie baker, Hannah, Maria and Jenny Mancino won their section, and placed 6th overall.
The men were led by Daniel Murner's freshmen record in the 5k of 15:07 as he and John Babbott did all of the hard work in keeping the pace fast while the rest of the field was content to let them do the work - seemed to be a typical scene for the day. Daniel would finish 2nd, while John would finish 4th in a new PR, while Robert Boley would run his best time of the year to finish 12th. Nate Freese, competing in his first NESCAC Championship, took over the pacing just after 2 Miles and would do a lot of the work for the remainder of the race before 2 Wesleyan runners pulled away in the last 2 laps, but a strong kick, brought him back to a runner-up finish, while Harrison Lakehomer would grab the final scoring spot in 8th. basile Beaty won his section of the 800, and when the fast heat turned into a tactical race, his time of 1:57.52 would earn him a 4th place finish, with Jack Kiley finishing 7th. In the 1st section, Kit Callahan and Eric Glustrom both dipped under 2 minutes. Carlyle Eubank finished 7th in a stacked 1500 race, while Jimmy Swanson used a strong last 300 to move up to 13th overall. Richard Wilson ran to his best time of the season in the steeplechase, despite a fall into the water pit on the last lap while Will Bell would run to his best time and just missed breaking 10 minutes. 7 was the magic number when it came to the relays, as all three relays - the 4x100, 4x400 and Distance Medley - placed 7th. Steve Stewart led Tommy Moore and keith Pendergrass to a 12, 14, 15 finish in the 400.
Penn Relays - April 26th
Three women made the trip to the historic Penn Relays to compete in the distance event portion of the Relay meet on Thursday. Shauneen Garrahan, already with an NCAA Auto qualifying mark in the Steeplechase was looking to improve upon her time, and post a time that would qualify for the USATF Nationals. Running in a combined Olympic Development and Collegiate Championship section, she more then held her own as she finished 3rd overall, and as the collegiate runner-up, and knocked over 7 seconds off of her best time, running 10:17 - well under the B Standard for the USATF National Championships to be held in Indianapolis in June. Elise Tropiano was running in the Olympic Development section of the 5000, which had some runners who were in college but the majority were those who were running for clubs. While starting out a little tentatively, she used a strong last mile to finish with a new PR, and hit a very solid provisional qualifier for nationals - just missing the automatic standard. heather Wilson finished the night off, running in the 10000, which like it was for Shauneen - a combination of the Collegiate Championships and the Olympic Development races. She hit the halfway mark in 17:58 and then started to move up from there and had a big negative split, as she closed in 17:43 for the last 5k to hit an automatic qualifier of 35:41 and a PR by over a minute.
Amherst Mid Week - April 24th
Athletes of the Meet - Jack Kiley'09 and Mary Doris Reggie'10
The meet was run a week later then expected, as the original date was rained out, but with warm temperatures and a little breeze, the athletes took full advantage of the opportunity to get some great marks. Solid competition, a quickly run meet, and the chance to run in front of friends and roommates on their home track all added to the day. While the fields were relatively small, they were not lacking for quality. In the 800, Maria Millard took a hiatus from the 400 Hurdles to add another school record to her collection as she ran a 2:14.37 to knock 2 seconds off of the old record while qualifying for the NCAA's provisionally. Behind her, in 2nd and 3rd, came Zandra Walton and carly Levenson - who ran a huge PR, and so did the rest of the AMherst runners as Meg Ray, Mary Doris Reggie and Hoiwan Cheung all ran to their best times ever. The 100 was an Amherst affair as Hannah Campbell took top honors and led a 1-6 sweep, and then she came back later to win the 200 in her best time of the year. Also in the 100, Mattie Baker ran her best time of the year and several others including Kate Silverman and jenny Mancino dropped down in events to run the shorter ones and hit marks for NESCAC's, as they also did in the 200, along with Kat Loomis who ran her best time of the season. Caitlin McDermott-Murphy win the 1500, and like the tone of the day, did so in PR fashion and just missed qualifying for NCAA. Behind her in the race, came Sophie Galleher, Katie Moravec and Nicole Anderson - stepping down from their normal distance events to test their speed. Amanda McGinn led the high hurdling contingent of jennifer Rybak and kat Loomis to a 1-2-3 sweep, qualifying for NESCAC's in the process.
The 800 provided the most excitement of the day, as Jack Kiley chased Matt Anderson of Trinity in the last lap en route to a 3 second PR as he broke 1:55 for the first time. In the race, John Babbott dropped to the 800 for the first time in years and ran his best non-relay tim, and coming in just behind him in his best time of the year was Steve Stewart who also got under the DIII qualifying mark. Basile Beaty led Tommy Moore (clearly the fastest guy on the soccer team who got started in track for the first time this outdoor season) and Keith Pendergrass to a 1-2-3 sweep of the 400, and then Basile came back to win the 200, as Tommy and Geoff Stricsek ran to their fastest times of the season - and also did the same in the 100. Carlyle Eubank kept the momentum rolling from his 5k win on Saturday, to win a loaded 1500 in fast time of 4:01. Just behind him, was Will Bell in 2nd, as he broke 4:05, with Nate Freese dropping his best time down to a 4:05. All the distance guys, dropped down to the 1500 as a little tune-up for this weekend's conference meet. Steve Shashy finished 3rd in both the discus and the javelin. In the 4x400 relay, everyone got to run as the guys all picked their teams and it was wave after wave of Purple as 7 teams of came through with Jack Kiley believing that he ran 46 seconds and Mike harbus disappointing the good name of the distance runners with his "pathetic excuse for a 400" quoted by Basile.
Little Three Championships - April 21st
Athletes of the Meet - Carlyle Eubank'10 and Jennifer Rybak'10
With a warm and beautiful day to compete, and many parents having made the trip to watch and put on a great feast afterwards, the teams had a lot of extra incentive - if the annual Little Three meet were not enough. The dup of Shauneen Garrahan and Maria Millard again led the team, as they posted the days individual victories in the 5000 - with a meet record and an NCAA Auto mark and in the 400 Hurdles - just missing the meet record. To finish the day in winning fashion, Maria led off the 4x400 relay of Caitlin Murphy, Hannah Campbell and Carly Levenson that posted a victory. Jennifer Rybak used her multi event talents to full effect as she was in numerous events throughout the day helping the team score points in the hurdles, the jumps and the throws. Elise Tropiano and heather Wilson dropped down to the 1500 for a tune-up and finished 2-3, with Zandra Walton and Meg Ray coming in shortly after them. Heather came back later in the 5k, using it as a 10k preparation, to finish 2nd as Nicole Anderson would get the 1-3 sweep, and Liz Dalton finished in the top 10. Sophie Galleher and Katie Moravec finished 2-3 in the steeplechase as they both tackled the event for the first time this season. Caitlin would finish 3rd in the 800 with her best mark of the season, before helping the relay team to victory. In the same event, Molly Priedeman ran 2:225 while Hoiwan Cheung posted another solid run. Carly and Hannah both grabbed 4th place finishes in the 400 and 200 respectively before winning the relay. Mattie baker finished 5th and 7th in the 100 and 200, and also ran a leg on the runner-up 4x100 of herself, Amanda McGinn, Kat Loomis and Jenny Mancino. In the hurdles, the team had a 3-4-5 finish as Jennifer, Amanda and Kat ran - into a headwind for the 3rd meet in a row - posted their best marks so far. Angela Coombs and Lauren Benson racked up point sin the throwing events, with a 304 finish in the hammer and a great throw in the javelin by LB that netted her 3rd place.
Carlyle Eubank, stepping up to the 5k had the race of the day for the team as he followed the early pacesetter through 2 mile before taking over the leading and when passed in the last 200 by a Wesleyan runner, did not give in and in an exciting last 100m stretch run where both runners were side by side, he prevailed to get the win. John Babbott, in another thrilling homestretch battle, grabbed Little Three Champion honors in the 1500, and Robert Boley - runner-up last year in the Steeplechase, led form the first step of the race to win the event in his senior year. The final victory for the team came in the days final event, as the 4x400 relay team of Steve Stewart, Kit Callahan, Jack Kiley and Basile Beaty used the excitement of the crowd and Jack's 49.9 leg to finish the day in winning fashion. In the 800, basile and Jimmy Swanson finished 3-4, with both breaking 1:58, while Eric Glustrom led his section of the race from wire to wire and broke 2:00 for the first time, with Ben Klein and Ben Read both running well in his heat. In the 1500, behind Babbott's win, a lot of guys posted their best marks ever as Mike Harbus finished 9th in a fast time, while Nate Freese, Rom Cabeza, Daniel Murner and Tommy Anderson all posted fast times. Will Bell made his steeple debut, nearly breaking 10 minutes while finishing 2nd, while Joe Addison raced to a fast time to finished 4th. Steve finished 4th in the 400, with Kit Callahan, Tommy Moore - with a huge race - and Keith Pendergrass all finishing within a second of each other. The men's 4x100 relay of Geoff Stricsek, Tommy Moore, Steve Shashy and Kit finished 2nd overall. Steve Shashy, in addition to running the relay also kept himself busy scoring points in the throwing events where he placed 5th in both the jav and the discus, while also placing 6th in the shot put
UMass Spring Meet#2 - April 14th
Athletes of the Meet - Basile Beaty'08 and Maria Millard'07
With Mother Nature continuing to have an affect on the season, a decision was made early in the week (due to potential snow fall) to travel down to the hill to compete at UMass Amherst, along with 7 other DI schools rather then head to Williams. While the wind did not subside, the decision proved to be the right call as the track and the competition led to a great day. The women were led by victories - and subsequent facility records and NCAA qualifying marks in the steeplechase, 400 Hurdles and 5000m. Shauneen Garrahan ran to a new school record in the steeplechase, attaining the 2nd fastest DIII time ever, despite it being her first crack at the event this spring. Maria Millard lowered her own record in the 400 Hurdles by over a second as she cruised to a convincing win, and qualified provisionally for NCAA's. Heather Wilson battled a UMass runner for the entire race before pulling away in the last stretch to open her season with an NCAA qualifying mark in the 5000. Elise Tropiano finished 3rd in the steeplechase, and also hit an NCAA provisional mark. Also in the 5000, Nicole Anderson, Laura Mortimer, Katie Moravec and Meg Ray all finished with in 11 seconds of each other as they ranged from 18:22 to 18:33. Jennifer Rybak launched the javelin over 90 feet to grab 4th overall, while Lauren benson finished 6th in the event. Shauneen and Zandra Walton placed 8th and 9th in the 800, both getting under the 2:20 mark. The 4 x 400 team of Carly Levenson, Kate Silverman, Zandra and Maria finished 3rd overall. In the 400, Carly was the top finisher for the team coming in 7th overall. Kate finished 9th in the 400 Hurdles, running under 70 seconds. Mattie Baker was the top finisher for the team in the 200, as she ran a strong race into a fierce headwind.
The men were led by Basile Beaty's 6th place finish in the 400, as he ran under 51 seconds to win his section. Jack Kiley battled a UNH runner down the final homestretch in his section of the 800, and raced to his best outdoor time of 1:58 while Rom Cabeza and Kit Callahan finished a few steps behind. Tommy Anderson, in the same race but a different section also had a great last stretch battle to finish in 2:01. Nathaniel Freese was the top finisher in the 5000 as he grabbed 8th, and ran to a new outdoor best of 15:12. Daniel Murner finished 2nd in the unseeded section of the same race, lowering his best time be over 20 seconds. The 4 x 400 relay of Steve Stewart, Kit, Jack and Basile finished 5th overall and ran to their fast time of the year. Steve Shashy nearly cracked 130 feet in the javelin as he placed 10th in that event. Peter Foote matched the 10th place finish, but in the steeplechase as he dipped under 10 minutes while Robert Boley ran 10:01, and Rich Wilson was a place behind running 10:11. Steve Stewart finished 13th in the 400, while Keith Pendergrass returned to the track with a solid race in that same event. Geoff Stricsek turned in the teams best placing in the 200 , while John Babbott finished 17th in the 1500, as Carlyle Eubank, Will Bell and Jimmy Swanson all finished within a couple of seconds of each other.
Bantam Invite - March 31st
Athletes of the Meet - Kit Callahan'10 and Hannah Campbell'07
The outdoor season officially got started with a trip down I-91 to Trinity to compete in the Bantam Invitational. Despite a minimal amount of work actually spent on the track, and for some events, just getting the chance to start practicing them this past week, the teams took advantage of the nice weather to post some solid marks. The 10k got the day started, and while the runners were using this is a controlled tempo effort, the strategy was executed to perfection and for the men, only a few seconds separated the 5 runners - Mike Harbus and Nate Freese came in together, Harrison Lakehomer and Daniel Murner came in together a couple of seconds after, and Tomas Morrissey returned to action after a lay off and was also under 33 minutes. John Babbott had the days lone victory, as he was in a tight battle in the 5000 with runners from Wesleyan and Trinity before pulling away in the last 600 to grab the victory. Robert Boley was well under 16 minutes en route to finishing in the Top 10. Kit Callahan used a blistering kick in both the 1500 - where he finished first for the team and 14th overall - and in the 800. It was an over distance day for the mid-distance guys as they stepped up to the 1500 and then came back with short rest to run the 800. Basile Beaty had the fastest time of the day for the team in the 800, nearly breaking the 2 minute barrier. The 4x400 relay of Basile, Kit, Rom Cabeza and Steve Stewart grabbed 3rd overall. Steve finished 3rd in the Triple Jump, while Tommy Moore made his track debut, running well in both the 200 and 400.
Like the men, the women got the day started with a controlled effort 10k run, and Nicole Anderson, katie Moravec and Liz Dalton finished 2,3 and 5 in that event. Shauneen Garrahan and Elise Tropiano both did the 1500 / 5000 double, with the latter event a big negative split as they finished 1-2 in that, and in the first event, the 1500 - Shauneen hit an NCAA provisional mark. Sophie Galleher and Caitlin Murphy ran the 5k for the first time and posted solid marks to finish4th and 5th. Maria Millard, competing in the 400 Hurdles, did not take long to continue her attack on the record books as she lowered the school record to a 64.71 - just missing the NCAA provisional time. Hannah Campbell finished 2nd in the 400, 3rd in the 200 and then capped her day with a victory as she, along with maria, Carly Levenson and kate Silverman had an exciting come from behind victory in the 4x400. Carly finished 4th in the 400, while jenny Mancino - who missed indoors due to an ankle injury started her season with a 5th place run in the 400. The 800 was another bright spot, as the long sprinters opened up the season with a great run in that event with only a second separating Mary Doris Reggie (10th in a PR), Molly Priedeman 11th and Hoiwan cheung 14th. Zandra Walton and Meg ray each returned after the winter off, and were well under 5 minutes in the 1500 and doubled back in the 800. Another first time track competitor, Angela Coombs, finished in the Top 10 in both the shot put and the discus, while jennifer Rybak grabbed 6th in the Long Jump.
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