<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2009 Valentine

Valentine Classic at Boston University

February 13th & 14th, 2009


Full Results Women & Men



Amherst Results - Men followed by Women

DMR Bell 3:05.8 Moore 49.8 4

9:59.60 - School Record NCAA

Scheetz 1:54.4 Swanson 4:09.4
Mile Steven Corsello 33 4:15.41
4x400 Moore 50.4 Gary 50.9 34 3:26.34
Drost 52.7 Corsello 51.9
5000 Daniel Murner 45 15:19.32
3000 Peter Foote 46 8:40.60
500 Ryan Drost 48 1:08.78
500 Chris Erickson 57 1:11.31
Mile William Bell 58 4:19.33
400 Thomas Moore 66 50.70
Mile Jimmy Swanson 67 4:20.45
800 Chris Callahan 73 1:59.37
5000 William  Yochum 78 15:57.62
Mile John McGrail 90 4:26.61
200 Anthony  Fuller 98 23.42
800 Thomas Anderson 113 2:02.67
3000 Eric Holaday 118 9:01.21
200 Sean Legister 126 24.00
400 Larry  Thompson 127 52.55
Mile Joseph Addison 135 4:42.03
3000 Will Fairhurst 144 9:14.07
400 Keith Pendergrass 146 53.73
3000 Kevin Hanley 156 9:27.29
Mile Jack Seaver 137 4:43.52
5000 Elise Tropiano 2 17:07.99 - NCAA
5000 Sophia Galleher 29 18:11.01
500 Mary Doris Reggie 30 1:20.33
SP Jordan Roehl 31 10.57
WT Jordan Roehl 40 11.01
3000 Hallie Schwab 45 10:38.18
5000 Christina Wong 51 18:55.80
400 Susan Wasserman 54 60.55
Mile Zandra  Walton 62 5:20.84
3000 Shannon McKenna 65 10:47.80
3000 Liz Dalton 71 10:51.29
800 Molly Priedeman 73 2:22.86
800 Carly Levenson 78 2:24.18
800 Hoiwan Cheung 79 2:24.18
800 Melissa Sullivan 83 2:24.68
Mile Eliza Schalch 83 5:31.32
400 Jenny Mancino 88 62.70
400 Kate  Silverman 92 62.96
3000 Catherine Knuff 96 11:07.84
200 Mattie Baker 100 27.59
400 Kathryn Loomis 105 63.95
800 Zoe Pagonis 110 2:27.54
400 Emily Dick 111 64.90
800 Mariana Palacios 115 2:28.60
200 Jennifer Rybak 128 28.60
4x400 Wasserman 60.2 Silverman 62.1 16 4:03.31
Levenson 60.5 Reggie 60.4


Meet Recap

Athletes of the Meet - DMR (Bell, Moore, Scheetz, Swanson) and Mattie Baker

Looking to take advantage of the fast track and great competition at Boston University, the teams headed into the city to compete at the valentine Classic with the women competing on Friday along with the men's DMR, and then the men taking their turn on Saturday. Elise Tropiano got her NCAA qualifier in the 5k taken care of as she won her section of the 5k in a 17:07.99 and would end up finishing 2nd overall, as only the winner of the Championship section in the evening would post a faster time. Sophie Galleher and Christina Wong each posted their indoor bests in the event, with Christina running under 19 minute for the first time. In the 3k, Shannon McKenna had her best race of the season - to date - as she ran well under the qualifying marks for New England's and ECAC's. Susie Wasserman, Jenny Mancino and Kate Silverman each raced to their PR's in the indoor 400 as Susie ran a 60.55 and both Jenny and Kate got under 63 seconds. Mattie Baker really took advantage of the day as she sped to a 1/2 second indoor PR in the 200 and earned a qualifying mark for DIII NE's this weekend with her mark. The 800 was led by Molly Priedeman's mark of 2:22, while Hoiwan Cheung and Melissa Sullivan each posted their best times of the season, running in the 2:24's. Mary Doris Reggie posted her best 500 time as she had a solid run in that event before joining with Susie, Carly Levenson and Kate to run a season best time in the 4x400 of 4:03.

The highlight of the weekend for the men - amongst many PR's by numerous runners - would have been the performance on Friday by the Distance Medley Relay as the quartet of Will Bell 1200, Tommy Moore 400, Ben Scheetz 800 and Jimmy Swanson 1600 not only qualified provisionally for NCAA's but also broke the school record by nearly a second as they finished 4th, and set the tone for the weekend. On Saturday - the day for the individual competition, things started out right where they left off as Tommy got the day started with a PR in the 400, and was followed by Larry Thompson - still running with a cast to protect his broken hand - who run to a new PR by nearly 2 seconds, and then Keith Pendergrass raced to his best time of the year. Ryan Drost and chris Erickson each PR's in the 500, with Ryan just missing the DIII NE mark by less then .2 seconds. Steve Corsello knocked nearly 5 seconds off from his Mile PR as he sped to a 4:15 mile to lead the milers on the day. Will raced to a new PR of 4:19, and Jimmy came through in 4:20 - both showing a little fatigue from the DMR effort of the day before where they ran 3:05.8 and 4:09.4 respectively in the 1200 and 1600. John McGrail qualified for DIII NE's with his 4:26 clocking. Anthony "A Train" Fuller sped to a new 200 PR and qualified for DIII NE's by .02 in the process, while Sean Legister raced to a new indoor best. Kit Callahan used his patented by kick in the last lap to not only win his section of the 800 but also raced under 2:00 for the first time, while Tommy Anderson looked strong in his section of the 800 as he quickly returns to shape after missing last season and studying abroad. Peter Foote and Will Fairhurst both came hungry for new PR's in the 3000 and neither would be denied as Pete nearly broke 8:40 to lower his best time by 5 seconds and will knocked off 10 seconds off his best to run a 9:14. Daniel Murner, despite being sick all week and unable to train turned in a valiant effort in the 5k to run 15:19, running on fumes the last mile. The 4 x 400 relay of Tommy - with his 3rd 50 or faster 400 in the meet - led off to Andre gary who looked ever like the 400 runner he will become, as he raced to a 50.9 effort before handing off to Ryan Drost who kept the team in the hunt, and Steve finished it off with a strong leg and catching a team at the line - something of a trademark for him with his races as of late.