ECAC Championships

At Reggie Lewis Center Boston, March 7-8th 2014

Team Score 23rd with 13 points

Full Results

3000 Dan Crowley 8:30.29 2
Mile Jeff Seelaus 4:20.42 6
5000 Raymond Meijer 15:25.89 11
Mile Kevin Connors 4:22.55 12
LJ Mark Cort 6.10 15
500 Nick Codola 1:07.91 19
TJ Khalil Flemming 13.48 19
500 Jamie Sandel 1:08.09 22
3000 Ben  Fiedler 9:08.37 22
4x800 Durkee 1:58.8 8:02.10 7
Fajnzylber 1:59.2
Connors 2:02.3
Codola 2:01.6


Meet Recap: Dan Crowley

The guys headed to the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston for the 2-Day ECAC Championships, and left with some strong performances and a solid finish for the indoor season. The guys who ran the DMR on Thursday stayed back to rest up for NCAA's, and those that were able to compete did a great job of it as quite a few were either under the weather, or struggling with the affects of being sick - several guys were not able to compete due to illness which was a bummer, as the training that had been done definitely put them on track for a great race to finish things off but there are some things beyond our control. Those that were able to line up did a great job of getting the most from themselves. Khalil Flemming got the meet started on Friday with the triple jump, and while a little shorter of his best jump on the season, was still able to get a solid mark over 44 feet but just missed making the finals in a very deep field. Raymond Meijer finished off his first indoor track season with a solid mark in the 5k, running 15:25 and getting 3rd in his section of the race, running a very well planned race,a and ultimately finishing 11th overall - well ahead of his seed placing coming in and a great way to put an end to the year. On Saturday, Mark Cort got the day started back in the pits with the long jump, but never got into a rhythm and a nagging hamstring injury appeared which made the attempts even more difficult and was only able to get out to 6.10 meters. IN the day's first running event, the mile Kevin Connors and Lucas Lebovitz were in the first of the three sections, and Kevin went right to the front of the race and pushed the pace as he went through the 4 and 800 in 63 and 2:09 while Lucas had some struggles back in the pack due to a calf strain that would ultimately cause him to drop out shortly after the 800. Around the 1000m mark, another runner by Kevin and things settled down until he made another move to take the lead and press the pace again and would come home in a PR time of 4:22.55. The next section saw Jeff Seelaus in action, and he had a great race as he was never out of contention putting himself in 2nd or 3rd for the whole race, and came through the line in 4:20.41 that would ultimately net him a 6th place finish and 3 points for the team scoring. The 500 was next on the track, and Jamie Sandel was out like a shot as he blasted through the 200 in 24 flat and hit the 400 in a new PR of 50.9 and then, well then he hit the wall a little bit and the last stretch of racing was a fight against fatigue but he came through just a little off his time from earlier in the year, at 1:08.09. Nick Codola would be a couple of sections after, and came through the 400 in 53 flat and moved well in the last stretch to run 1:07.91. In the final individual event on the day, the 3000 was competed in 2 sections and Ben Fiedler was in the first while Dan Crowley was in the 2nd. Ben, as he tends to do shot into the lead and was out in front for the first couple of laps, then slid back to the middle of the pack as he went through the mile in 4:45 but would struggle bit in the last few laps due to battling the plague over the past week. Dan would be up next, and executed a great race as he was never out of contention as he was in a front pack of 5 guys that went through the opening mile in 4:32, and then as that pack started to string out, he came moving up and staying in contention for the win and with 2 laps to go made a strong move to go for the win but wasn't quite able to shake the Bates runner who would grab the win, but he ran a great race lowering is best time significantly running 8:30.29 to grab a runner-up finish. In the final event of the day - the 4 x 800 relay - Alex Durkee and Jesse Fajnzylber would be running fresh legs, while Kevin and Nick doubled back from their open events - and Durk got things started off real well as he ran a 1:58.8 leg to be right in the thick of things and then Jesse took the stick and brought it through with his first sub 2 800 of the year as he split 1:59.2 and then Kevin and Nick did the rest of the work to help the team finish 7th overall in an 8:02.10 and grabbing the day's final points.