May 15 & 16th at RPI

Team Scoring - 38th with 7 points

Full results

5000 Dan Crowley 15:11.74 5
10000 Raymond Meijer 32:28.93 6
10000 KC Fussell 33:13.62 10
1500 Romey Sklar 4:04.43 14
1500 Kevin Connors 4:06.03 16
LJ Mark Cort 6.67 16
200 Matt Melton 22.56 24


Meet Recap:

Performer of the Meet: Raymond Meijer

Performer of the Meet;When it comes to competing and final exams - and doing both successfully simultaneously, it usually does not happen. While the guys gave great efforts, the results were under what they had done prior to this meet and the fatigue from studying and writing papers all week certainly took their toll on the guys results. With a few guys who had attained the qualifying marks needed to compete but unable to go due to their exams schedules, the guys who were able to work things around scheduling headed out to RPI for a Thursday / Friday meet. On the first night of competition, Dan Crowley was in the 5000 and through the first 2 Miles in 9:33, it was he and another runner that had opened up a large gap on the rest of the field but soon thereafter, when it came time to push the pace when it started to hurt and the mental part of the race really kicked in, you could see the fatigue set in, and he would settle for a 5th place finish. The next race was the 10k, where KC Fussell and Raymond Meijer toed the line. Fuss started out with the front pack of 4-5 guys and was looking solid running just under 5 minute pace while Raymond was heading up a chase pack, and likewise was hitting his target marks of around 5:08 pace. Heading towards the 3 mile mark, Fuss had started to fall of both the front pack and his goal splits while Raymond was still knocking off splits that would be close to his 32:05 effort earlier in the year. Raymond's group split up and he was now in a battle for one of the scoring spots - Top 8 - and using a big last 200m kick, he was able to get 6th, running 32:28 while Fuss held on to 10th. Friday, the expected rain held off but it was ridiculously windy and the 1500 would be our first event in the day and as though the studying and sleep deprivation were not enough, a hellacious headwind added another element of challenge. Both Romey Sklar and Kevin Connors would be in the same unseeded section, and getting through the first 800 in a hard effort 2:10 they would come home in a 4:40 for Romey and a 4:06 for Kevin. Mark Cort would be the beneficiary of the winds in the long jump, as they did their jumping with the winds at their backs - and he got out to a 6.67 last attempt jump, placing 16th overall. The last competitor on the day would be Matt Melton who ran the 200 as a tune-up for next weekend's 400 at the NCAA, and despite a solid wind behind his back, struggled a little bit in the last part of the race, coming through in 22.56. For all but -att, the season came to a close while Matt will head out to Ohio Wesleyan to compete in the 400 with his qualifying race on Friday at 7:00 with the hopes of making the finals, held on Saturday at 3:00.