<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 2016 ECAC

2016 ECAC's

At Westfield, May 18-19th

Team score - 11th with 22 points

 

Full Results

Event Name Mark Place
5000 Mohamed Hussein 14:30.04 1st
Steeplechase Jeff  Seelaus 9:17.58 3rd
800 Chris Butko 1:51.56 4th
5000 Dan Crowley 14:48.75 6th
5000 Cosmo Brossy 15:02.18 12th
800 Steven Lucey 1:54.23 13th

 

 

Meet Recap:

Performers of the Meet: Chris Butko and Mohamed Hussein

Competing at the ECAC Championships for the final time, and unless gaining NCAA qualifying marks, competing for the final time on the 2016 outdoor season, a small group of guys headed to Westfield State on Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday night, senior Jeff Seelaus took to the steeple for the final time and as he has done so consistently this season, he set yet another PR and another medal worthy performance. After opening up in 454 for the mile, he moved through the field and got himself into second on the final water barrier before being passed in the closing meters of the race but still grabbing a 3rd place finish and running under 9:20 for the first time - 9:17.58. In every race this season, not counting our season opener which was done solely as a workout, he has PRd and finished in the Top 3 every time and talk about incredible consistency to closeout a great career. The final event for us on Wednesday evening was the 5k in which Mo, Dan and Cosmo would have a go of it under nearly ideal conditions. With Jeff taking the first mile out in 4:38, it got the ball rolling for a good shot at making the NCAA cut as Dan took over the next 2 laps, before Mo took over the lead that he would not relinquish for the rest of the race. Coming through the 2 mile mar, Mo was at 9:18.5 while Dan came through in 9:24 and Cosmo hit 9:35. Mo was alone in the front while Dan was trying to fight hard to remain in the chase pack, and Cosmo was battling a small group of guys as they all battled the final grueling mile. Mo pulled away for the win in an outdoor PR of 14:30.04 while Dan would get 6th in a 14:48.75 and Cosmo would come in 13th - and took another second off of his freshmen record, in 15:02. On 4hursday, Chris Butko and Steven Lucey would both have a go of it in a loaded 800 field - both being in the fast section. A fast opening 400 saw Butko come though around 53 seconds while the early speed took a toll on the miling legs of Lucey as he came through around 54 seconds and off the pack. The next 200 did not see much of a let up, as Butko moved strongly up to 4th in 1:21.9 while Lucey was still in contention at 1:22.8. The final straight was exciting as Butko maintained his hold on 4th and raced to a new PR of 1:51.56 and Lucey would hit 1:54.23 as both would finish up their seasons with strong efforts.