Open New England's

February 29th and March 1st at Boston University

Full Results Women and Men

Team Results

Women 17th with 14 points and Men did not score

Amherst Results

Men followed by Women


800 Jimmy Swanson 1:55.09 11
Mile Peter Harrison 4:13.77 11 NCAA Prov
3000 Peter Foote 8:46.83 15
5000 Daniel Murner 15:22.45 16
Mile Jimmy Swanson 4:16.27 18
5000 Mike Harbus 15:35.01 20
3000 John McGrail 8:56.59 25
4x800 Amherst 8:01.06 16
Jimmy Swanson 1:58.3
Ryan Drost 2:03.4
Tom Anderson 1:59.5
Peter Harrison 1:59.9
Women 17th with 14 points
5000 Heather Wilson 17:11.88 1 NCAA Prov
5000 Elise Tropiano 17:38.28 5
500 Carly Levenson 1:18.28 13 School Record
3000 Hallie Schwab 10:37.60 15
3000 Katie Moravec 10:44.63 16
800 Zandra Walton 2:19.20 18
3000 Liz Dalton 10:47.44 19
Mile Zandra Walton 5:14.89 21
3000 Catherine Knuff 10:50.89 21
4x400 Amherst 3:56.86 12 NCAA Prov & SR
Susan Wasserman 59.2
Kristen Ballinger 58.6
Mary Doris Reggie 59.8
Carly Levenson 59.2
4x800 Amherst 9:45.22 15
Zandra Walton 2:19.9
Mariana Palacios 2:33.1
Hoiwan Cheung 2:25.7
Kate Silverman 2:26.4



Weekend Recap

Performers of the Meet - Jimmy Swanson'10 and Carly Levenson'09

This weekend’s Open New England Championships marked a good opportunity for the team to face some good competition on a fast track. Many of the Amherst runners came away with PRs, and in some cases, provisional qualifying times for the NCAA Indoor Championships. Heather Wilson provided a highlight for the team with a 17:11.88 victory (and PR) in the 5,000. She had some help with the pacesetting duties early on from Elise Tropiano (who would finish fifth in 17:38.28), but her competitors late in the race were content to sit on Wilson and let her do all of the pacesetting work. Wilson proved to be too strong for her competitors, gradually burning them off over the final few laps and kicking to a New England title against runners from all three divisions and improving her NCAA qualifying time. After last weekend’s baton mishap, the women’s 4x400 meter relay wanted another crack at a good time, and they were able to deliver. Susan Wasserman (59.2), Kristen Ballinger (58.6), Mary Doris Reggie (59.8), and Carly Levenson (59.2) ran a combined time of 3:56.86 which is a provisional qualifying time for the NCAA Championships as well as a new school record. Speaking of school records, Carly Levenson also had a good outing individually, running 1:18.28 in the 500 and breaking her own school record. Hallie Schwab also set a PR in the 3,000, finishing 15th in 10:37.60. Katie Moravec finished 16th (10:44.63), Liz Dalton 19th (10:47.44), and Cate Knuff 21st (10:50.89). Zandra Walton had a busy weekend, running the 800 prelims on Friday (18th, 2:19.20) and the mile (21st, 5:14.89) and a leg of the 4x800 (2:19.9) on Saturday. She was joined in the 4x800 by Mariana Palacios, Hoiwan Cheung, and Kate Silverman (who ran a PR 2:26.4), with the team placing 15th in 9:45.22.

On the men’s side, first-year Pete Harrison provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships by finishing second in his heat of the mile (11th overall) in 4:13.77. Jimmy Swanson also had a great weekend and came home with two new PRs. In Friday’s 800 meter trials, Swanson just missed advancing to the final, finishing 11th in 1:55.09. In Saturday’s mile, Swanson finished 18th overall in another PR—4:16.27. Swanson and Harrison teamed up with Ryan Drost and Tom Anderson at the end of the meet to run 8:01.06 in the 4x800 meter relay. In the distance events, Peter Foote broke his 3,000 meter best yet again, finishing 15th in 8:46.83. John McGrail came close to his with an 8:56.59 25th-place finish. In Friday’s 5,000 meter run, Daniel Murner finished 16th in 15:22.45 and Mike Harbus, battling sickness, finished 20th in 15:35.01.