NCAA Division III Championships

May 27-29, 2010


Full Results




Amherst Results - Men followed by Women

16 Scheetz Ben 49.23
3 Yochum Will 3:50.78
4 Corsello Steve 3:51.39
3 Murner Dan 30:25.22
Long Jump
8 Tsatsimpe Thebe 7.06m
11 Reggie Mary Doris 2:12.23
12 Sullivan Melissa 4:37.64
3000m Steeplechase
13 Galleher Sophie 10:58.85


Finally, the Big Dance: NCAA Championships at Baldwin-Wallace College.  Eight Lord Jeff athletes traveled to Berea, Ohio with the hope of returning as all-Americans following the three-day event.  Junior Thebe Tsatsimpe set the tone for the rest of the meet with his performance in the long jump on Thursday afternoon.  Although he was the final jumper admitted to the field, he unleashed a 7.06m effort that placed him in finals and ultimately earned him the final all-American spot.  Later that afternoon, Amherst juniors Will Yochum and Steve Corsello earned bids to the finals of the men’s 1500 in what proved to be a quick race in the trials.  On the women’s side, sophomore Melissa Sullivan finished fourth in her heat of the 1500 to earn a spot in the finals as well.  Finally, as the sun set on the Ohio horizon and cast a orange dusk over Tressel Field, senior captain Dan Murner took the track beneath the stadium lights for the evening’s final event – the men’s 10,000m run.  The pack remained relatively tight through roughly three miles before a group of four runners, our Kentuckian included, broke off in a lead pack.  Murner remained in excellent position between second and third through five miles.  With just under a mile left, the race broke again, the leaders pulling away, leaving Dan in third.  With one lap remaining, Murner found himself in fourth place, but found in him a 62-second kick that propelled him to a solid third-place finish in the event.  Friday afternoon saw further success for Amherst, as senior captain Mary Doris Reggie closed her Amherst career with a personal record in the women’s 800, but narrowly missed qualifying for finals.  In the women’s steeplechase, senior captain Sophie Galleher placed thirteenth.  Sophomore Ben Scheetz put forth a valiant effort in the men’s 400, but hit the wall on the long homestretch and missed making finals.  The meet’s concluding day saw three Lord Jeffs, two men and one woman compete in the finals of the 1500m run.  On the women’s side, sophomore Melissa Sullivan ran superbly through 800m; however, as the race began to open her legs simply couldn’t seem to find the pop necessary to keep her at pace with the race’s leaders.  She ultimately finished twelfth.  On the men’s side, Steve Corsello shot off the line at the gun in order to establish himself in position as one of the leaders in the field while classmate Will Yochum remained more towards the middle of the pack.  As the race broke with roughly 600m left, Corsello was able to maintain pace but Yochum, having become boxed in at the rail, encountered difficulty trying to respond to the pickup.  Ultimately, he was able to break outside and enter a dead sprint, climbing on the field through the end of the race.  He finished third, just ahead of teammate Corsello, who notched fourth.  Overall, the men finished tenth at the meet, tying the team’s best finish since 1999.