NCAA Championships

March 12-13, 2010


Full Results




Amherst Results - Men followed by Women

Mile Run
2 Yochum, Will 4:11.31
5000m Run
4 Murner, Dan 14:51.01
5 Corsello 3:06.1
Moore 50.4
Scheetz 1:53.8
Swanson 4:14.4
Mile Run
4 Sullivan, Melissa 4:58.23


Performers of the Meet: Will Yochum '11 and Melissa Sullivan '12

In the final weekend of the 2009-2010 indoor season, seven Lord Jeff athletes traveled over hill and dale to Greencastle, IN to compete in the NCAA Indoor Championships at De Pauw University.  All seven returned home with All-America honors.  The men’s DMR team comprising juniors Steve Corsello and Tommy Moore, sophomore Ben Scheetz, and senior Jimmy Swanson kicked off the action on Friday night, earning a hard-fought 5th place finish in a very tight race.  Also that night, junior Will Yochum and sophomore Melissa Sullivan cruised through the preliminary heats of the men’s and women’s mile to earn berths in Saturday’s finals.

Early Saturday afternoon, Will Yochum took the line for men’s mile.  Throughout the strategic race, the junior exhibited patience that ultimately rewarded him.  As the field opened up after the half mile, Yochum found himself capable of holding onto the leaders and sling-shotting himself into second place in the final lap.  He crossed the line in 4:11.31.  The women’s mile proceeded similarly for Amherst’s only female competitor at the meet.  From the gun, Melissa Sullivan maintained pace stride-for-stride with the lead pack.  As the race spread out, Sully placed herself in excellent position for a top-three finish.  She struck and looked as if she would cross the line in 3rd but was barely edged at the tape for a nevertheless outstanding 4th place effort in 4:58.23.  Senior captain Dan Murner wrapped up the weekend’s events for the Lord Jeffs in the men’s 5,000m run, even as he was battling the effects of slight illness.  For 21 laps, the Danimal held position in the top three, but when the race started to spread out in the final half-mile, the diminutive Kentuckian slid nearly out of the top eight.  As the finish drew nearer, the captain summoned his courage, girded his loins, and unleashed a mighty kick to propel himself into fourth place, making the turn in a solid 14:51.01. An excellent weekend for everyone involved!