<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2009 ECAC Indoors

ECAC Championships

Mar 6th and 7th at Tufts

Full Results

Team Scores

Men 2nd with 41 points and Women 19th with 15 points

 

Amherst Results

5000 Daniel Murner 1 14:47.86 NCAA Prov
3000 Daniel Murner 1 8:36.73
Mile Jimmy Swanson 1 4:14.61 NCAA Prov
1000 William Bell 3 2:31.47
400 Thomas Moore 12 51.58
3000 John McGrail 17 9:00.80
5000 Will  Yochum DNF
4x800 Bell 1:59.2 Callahan 1:59 4 8:00.15
Anderson 2:02.4 Swanson 1:59
4x400 Moore 51.5 Drost 52.4 9 3:26.80
Swanson 51.8 Stewart 51.1
500 Susan Wasserman 4 1:19.02
500 Carly Levenson 6 1:19.20
1000 Molly Priedeman 6 3:06.39
500 Mary Doris Reggie 9 1:20.55
5000 Hallie Schwab 11 18:16.36
5000 Sophia Galleher 12 18:24.62
800 Melissa Sullivan 13 2:19.92
5000 Liz Dalton 16 18:51.43
4x400 Wasserman 61.1 Silverman 62.2 12 4:05.05
Reggie 61.4 Levenson 60.3
3000 Zandra  Walton DNF
SP Jordan Roehl Foul
4x800 DNF

Meet Recap

Performer of the Meet - Daniel Murner and Susie Wasserman

The teams headed to Tufts to compete in the ECAC Championships which would be, for the majority of the team, the last meet of the indoor season as only the National Championships held at Rose Hulman in Indiana next weekend remains on the schedule. The meet was a two day contest, with the Shot put and 5k's on Friday for us, and then the the majority of the events in which we were competing were held on Saturday and when the dust had settled, the men ran away with the runner-up trophy - the first time either team has finished in the money at the ECAC Championships in Track. On Friday, Daniel Murner started what would be an extremely impressive meet as he stayed with the leaders for the entire race in the 5k before launching into a big kick with 600m to go - looked like he might have gone to early and then still ran a 29 second last 200 to not only grab the win in convincing fashion but also improve his school record time to a 14:47.86 and jump up in the NCAA standings. In the women's 5k, Liz Dalton battled through a sub 19 minute 5k - still showing the effects of the plague, while Hallie Schwab and Sophie Galleher placed 11th and 12th in their section - unfortunately not quite able to hold off the plague for another day or two, but still racing strong. Saturday brought some more good racing, and Murner again stole the show as he came back to run away with the 3k, using another huge finishing kick over the last 600 to capture the meet's longest two races, lowering his best times in both events. Jimmy Swanson put things together in the mile as he and 3 others broke away from the field by the 1/2 mile point, even though the pace was rather slow, and then used a strong last lap to run away with the victory, posting an indoor PR and qualifying provisionally for NCAA's with his 4:14. Will Bell, having been battling the plague the last couple of weeks, got back on track with a strong showing in the 1000 as he placed 3rd in a new PR, and then joined with Jimmy, Kit Callahan and Tommy Anderson to finish 4thin the 4x800 relay. Tommy Moore grabbed 12th in the 400 before leading off the 9th place 4x400 relay. The women were led by a strong showing in the 500 as Susie Wasserman outdistanced the field in her section, running a new PR, and then the time held up to earn her a 4th place finish, while Carly Levenson finished 5th in the fastest section, placing 6th overall and Mary Doris Reggie would grab 9th - just out of the scoring. Hoiwan Cheung ran a great race in the 1000, going with the leaders in the early stages and pushing hard in the middle and lowered her best ever time to a 3:05 and grabbing 5th place, with Molly priedeman coming in a few steps later to capture 6th. Melissa Sullivan, continued her tremendous first ever indoor campaign by running under 2:20 in the 800 and finishing just out of the scoring. The 4x400 team of Susie, Kate Silverman, Mary Doris and carly placed 12th, while the 4x800 team ran into some bad luck as the lead off leg got tangled with another run and got a very close look at the track and they were not able to finish.

As exciting as the day was for the men, the news got even better on the way home as they found out that their time in the DMR would in fact hold up for NCAA's so they will be heading out to Indiana along with Elise Tropiano in the 5k to compete at the National Championships and look for one last big race to cap the season!