<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2008 UMass Invite

UMass Invite at UMass Amherst


April 12th

Full Results Women & Men

Amherst Results

Men followed by Women

 

Men  
Steeple Kevin Hanley 10:26.19
3
800 Peter Harrison 1:53.18
3
NCAA Prov
800 Jimmy Swanson 1:53.36
4
5000 Florian Reichert 15:22.70
6
5000 Peter Foote 15:48.42
9
1500 Michael Harbus 4:02.34
9
5000 Eric Holaday 15:59.24
11
Javelin Steve Shashy 127-00
11
Shot Put Ryan Bone 38-00.00
12
400H Ryan Drost 59.30
12
100 Anthony Fuller 11.68
12
Shot Put Chris Eaton 37-01.25
14
5000 Will Fairhurst 16:11.91
14
100 Sean Legister 11.87
14
Hammer Chris Eaton 109-07
15
100 Larry Thompson 12.08
16
100 Michael Dolmatch 12.13 
17
1500 Daniel Murner 4:05.76
18
200 Anthony Fuller 23.88
19
1500 William Yochum 4:07.25
19
200 Sean Legister 24.11
21
Discus Steve Shashy 98-05
21
400 Basile Beaty 52.45
22
Discus Chris Eaton 97-08
22
800 Ben Read 2:03.83
24
1500 Ben Klein 4:12.10
25
400 Keith Pendergrass 53.22
25
200 Larry Thompson 24.45
25
200 Michael Dolmatch 24.47
26
400 Steve Shashy 53.80
26
1500 Kit Callahan 4:18.06
31
1500 Jack Seaver 4:30.97
39
4x400 Amherst 3:38.13
11
Keith Pendergrass 53.2
Ryan Drost 53.8
Stephen Shashy 55.1 
Larry Thompson 55.1
Women  
800 Kristen Ballinger 2:14.17 
1
NCAA Prov and First Year record
Steeple Elise Tropiano 10:58.60
2
NCAA Prov  
400H Susan Wasserman 1:05.47
4
First Year Record
Shot Put Sarah Leyman 34-03.50
5
Hammer Sarah Leyman 102-07
5
5000 Katie Moravec 18:26.54
5
Steeple Zandra Walton 11:33.00
5
5000 Hallie Schwab 18:53.52
8
Hammer Lauren Benson 72-11
9
Discus Sarah Leyman 76-02
11
400 Kathryn Loomis 1:02.80
11
Javelin Lauren Benson 78-00
12
5000 Liz Dalton 19:23.64
12
400 Emily Dick 1:03.08
12
400H Kate  Silverman 1:08.68
12
200 Mattie Baker 27.46
13
100 Mattie Baker 13.50
14
400 Hoiwan Cheung 1:04.02
14
800 Carly Levenson 2:19.91
14
1500 Heather Wilson 4:57.17
14
1500 Sophia Galleher 4:57.67
15
400H Jenny Mancino 1:11.52
15
Javelin Jennifer Rybak 69-10
15
1500 Nicole Anderson 4:59.20
16
5000 Nicole Green 19:58.62
18
800 Caitlin McDermott-Murphy 2:23.16
18
800 Zoe Pagonis 2:25.42
22
200 Emily Dick 28.45
23
1500 Laura Mortimer 5:03.35
23
200 Kathryn Loomis 28.83
25
1500 Kim Partee 5:04.64
25
800 Mariana Palacios 2:25.75
25
1500 Melissa Pritchard 5:08.15
28
1500 Christina Wong 5:11.83
29
1500 Cara Giaimo 5:14.46
32
800 Molly Priedeman 2:29.67
32
1500 Lauren Benson 5:36.21
40
800 Mercedes Taylor 2:34.41
45
800 Jennifer Rybak 2:37.85
48
4x400 Amherst 4:02.84
5
Carly Levenson 60.3
Kate Silverman 62.8
Mary Doris Reggie 60.8
Susan Wasserman 59.3

 


Meet Recap

Performer of the Meet - Steve Shashy'08 and Kristen Ballinger'11

This weekend the team headed across town for the UMass Invitational, which featured mostly Division I competition. The biggest surprise of the day was the weather, which had been forecast as 40 degrees and rainy earlier in the week, but turned out to be in the 70s and sunny. The team took full advantage of the good competition, nice track, and beautiful day, and came home with more personal bests than we can count. Three athletes on the team earned provisional qualifying marks for the NCAA Championships. First-year Kristen Ballinger shaved more than seven seconds off her collegiate best in the 800, winning the race in 2:14.17. All-American Elise Tropiano finished second in her first steeplechase of the season, running a solid time of 10:58.60. Another first-year, Peter Harrison, took about five seconds off of his collegiate best in the 800, running 1:53.18 and finishing third in a very competitive race. Harrison dipped under the NCAA provisional time of 1:53.20, and sophomore Jimmy Swanson, who finished right behind in 1:53.36, just outside the qualifying time. It was an impressive accomplishment that Swanson was on the starting line at all; he caught a flight to Hartford at 4:00 the morning of the race after having to make an unexpected trip home earlier in the week.

Another athlete who had a big breakthrough was Susan Wasserman, who finished fourth in the 400 hurdles in 65.47. In just her second college track meet, Sarah Leyman took fifth in the shot put with a mark of 34’ 3.5”. Perhaps the biggest breakthrough of the day came from senior captain Steve Shashy, who has been the most consistent 55-second 400m runner Amherst has ever had. Not only did he break through the 55 second “barrier” this weekend, but he skipped 54 entirely, running 53.80. He also led the male throwers this week, with his 11th-place finish in the javelin. A handful of the distance runners dropped down to the 1500, following their races with a workout on the athletic fields across the street from the track. Mike Harbus led the way for the team with a 4:02.34 PR finish. Daniel Murner (4:05.76) also ran a PR. He was followed by Will Yochum, who was running his second race since cross country season. Yochum’s performance was a tremendous improvement over the previous weekend’s race, and he finished in a solid 4:07.25. Ben Klein (4:12.10) ran a PR, as did Jack Seaver (4:30.97). Kit Callahan continued to round back into shape with a 4:18.06. The sprinters took advantage of the weather and produced many season bests. Anthony Fuller (11.68), Sean Legister (11.87), Larry Thompson (12.08), and Michael Dolmatch (12.13) all ran well in the 100, as did Mattie Baker (13.50). Baker also ran a PR of 27.46 in the 200. In the women’s 400, Kat Loomis ran a collegiate best of 62.80, as did Emily Dick (63.08). On the men’s side, Basile Beaty returned to the track and, despite limited training, ran 52.45 to lead the team. In the women’s 1,500, Amherst had a group of five between 4:57 and 5:04. The runners who made the most improvement, however, were Melissa Pritchard (5:08.15), Cara Giaimo (5:14.46), and Lauren Benson (5:36.21). After running the 10k last weekend, Christina Wong dropped down and ran a solid 5:11.83. The team had additional breakthroughs in the 100. In addition to the provisional nation-qualifying performances, Ben Read had a great race, finishing in 2:03.83. On the women’s side, Carly Levenson (2:19.91), Zoe Pagonis (2:25.42), and Mariana Palacios (2:25.75) all ran PR's. Caitlin McDermott-Murphy continued her comeback (2:23.16) as Molly Priedeman (2:29.67) began hers, after a non-track-related injury 3+ months ago. Jennifer Rybak completed her qualifying for the end of season meets in the heptathlon with a 2:37.85 in the 800. Zandra Walton (fifth in 11:33.00) and Kevin Hanley (third in 10:25.19) looked good in running the steeplechase for the first time ever. Katie Moravec (18:26.54) and Florian Reichert (15:22.70) led the way for the team in the 5000. Will Fairhurst ran in the unseeded heat of the 5000 at the beginning of the meet, when the conditions were a little cooler. He had a breakthrough performance, finishing in 16:11.91. In the 4x400 relay, the quartet of Carly Levenson, Kate Silverman, Mary Doris Reggie, Susan Wasserman ran their best time of the season, finishing fifth in 4:02.84.