<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2014 DIII New England's

DIII New England's

At MIT, February 22nd, 2014

Team Score - 7th with 44 points

Full Results

Event
Mark
Place
400
Matt Melton
49.23
1
LJ
Mark Cort
6.66
4
Mile
Greg Turissini
4:15.53
4
800
Brent Harrison
1:56.91
5
Mile
Romey Sklar
4:16.56
5
800
Nick Codola
1:57.25
6
TJ
Steve Hetterich
13.11
8
1000
Lucas Lebovitz
2:39.01
10
TJ
Khalil Flemming
12.8
10
5000
Dan Crowley
15:26.23
11
600
Alex Durkee
1:25.60
12
3000
Ben  Fiedler
8:52.83
12
3000
Charlie Reighard
8:57.10
13
3000
Raymond Meijer
8:59.67
14
3000
Gus Greenstein
9:12.26
16
800
Judd Liebman
2:03.26
20
Mile
Jesse Fajnzylber
4:32.16
21
60
Josh Young
7.36
36
DMR
Seelaus 3:08.9
10:25.34
1
Durkee 52.6
Connors 2:01.0
Fussell 4:22.6
4x800
Sklar 2:00.8
8:01.36
7
Fajnzylber 2:03.4
Turissini 1:59.1
Harrison 1:58.1
4x400
Codola 52.5
3:30.79
11
Sandel 51.9
Liebman 55.1
Melton 51.1

 

 

Meet Recap:

Performers of the Meet -Nick Codola, Romey Sklar

With the regular season wrapped up, the first championship meet of the schedule kick started the post season as the guys headed back to Boston to compete at MIT in the DIII New England Championships. While focused on attaining good marks with championship-type efforts, the team racked up quite a few points throughout the day to finish 7th with 44 points - including 2 victories on the day. Matt Melton grabbed the first victory of the day as he blasted a strong field over the last 100m to run a very impressive 49.23 to easily outdistance the field by over a half second. The 2nd victory of the day came in the form of a relay, as the quartet of Jeff Seelaus, Alex Durkee, Kevin Connors and KC Fussell went wire to wire in the DMR to grab the win and 10 points as Jeff got the ball rolling with a fantastic lead off leg, running 3:08 for the 1200, while Durk took the baton next and broke things open with his 400 leg giving Kevin a big lead to work for his 800 as he ran 2:01 and Fuss took care of the rest running a 4:22 leg to grab the victory. In the first event of the day - the long jump - it would be the final jump that made the biggest difference as Mark Cort was the last guy into the final, but on his final attempt, hit the devil's number, jumping 6.66 meters to jump all the way to 4th. In the mile, Greg Turissini and Romey Sklar each got out well, up at the front and Greg would push the pace, leading the race through the 1000 while Romey was a bit of the pack but in great position. In the final lap, Greg gritted it out to get 4th in a 4:15 while Romey used a hard-charging kick to grab a 5th place finish in a PR of 4:16. Durk blasted through the first 400 in 53 seconds of the 600, and looked like the wheels came as a result but still managed to place 12th in a 1:25. The 800 was another big event for the team as Nick Codola - running in the 2nd section along with Judd Liebman - got out strong, running with the early leader, through an opening 400 of 56 with Judd in 57, and then used a huge finishing kick to run away with the section in a new PR of 1:57.25 that would ultimately help him place 6th overall, grabbing some unexpected points. in the final section of the 800, Brent Harrison didn't get the best position early, but was able to work through traffic and had a great finish to grab 5th overall in a 1:56.91. Steve Hetterich - qualifying for the meet on his final attempt the week before when he got over 13 meters for the first time, proved it was no fluke as he got out over 13 again, making the finals and then set another PR of 13.11 in the final to move from 9th to 8th, and grabbing a point for the team, while Khalil Flemming just barely missed making the finals as he battled some issues on the runway. The 1000m looked more like a NASCAR car wreck in the last lap, as a Bowdoin runner looked to try and simply run through a pack of guys rather than around them, and took out most of the race and Lucas Lebovitz - right at the back of the fracas - did not go down on the track as others did, but the hurdling of bodies was a momentum loss for him. The final event we scored points in was the 4x800, as Romey, Jesse Fajnzylber, Greg and Brent finished 3rd in the unseeded section running a season best time of 8:01 and ultimately finishing 7th overall. The 3k saw a group of 4 Amherst runners - Ben, Charlie returning from a little layoff, Raymond and Gus - with Ben running the best time of the group, coming in 12th with his 8:52 while in the final event on the oval before the relays, the 5000 saw Dan Crowley finish in 11th. Josh Young competed in the 60, finishing just off his PR which he set last week in qualifying for the championships while the 4x400 finished just outside of the scoring despite a great leg from Jamie Sandel.