Sophomore Tomas Morrissey finished seventh in the men's race and qualified for Nationals next weekend.

Amherst Women's Cross Country Takes Third at NCAA Regionals, Qualifies for NCAA National Championships; Men Place 11th, Morrissey Advances to Nationals

November 14, 2005

SPRINGFIELD, MA The Amherst College women's cross country team finished third, while the men's team came in 11th, at the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championships, hosted by Springfield College, on Saturday. Junior All-America Shauneen Garrahan (Fairfax Station, VA) paced the women in the 6k race, finishing eighth overall with a time of 21:58.8, while sophomore Tomas Morrissey (Astoria, OR) completed the five-mile course in 25:30.5, good for seventh place on the men's side. With the finishes, the women's team and Morrissey individually, qualify for the NCAA Division III National Championships, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio on Saturday, November 19th.

Sophomore Kim Partee (Brentwood, TN) finished only six seconds behind Garrahan to take ninth place for the Jeffs who also saw strong showings from first-year Nicole Anderson (Kailua, HI) and sophomore Heather Wilson (Danvers, MA), finishing 13 th and 19th, respectively. Rookie Caitlin McDermott-Murphy (Newton, MA), sophomore Meg Ray (Menands, NY), and first-year Zandra Walton (Skaneateles, NY) rounded out the Jeffs' finishers at 39th, 54th and 60th.

In the men's race, Morrissey's showing was supported by junior Rich Wilson (Columbus, OH) and senior co-captain Dave Schreiner (Manhattan Beach, CA) who crossed the tape 48th and 51st, respectively. First-year Harrison Lakehomer (Eugene, OR) and junior Rob Boley (Mount Pleasant, MI) took 71st and 95th, while sophomore Mike Harbus (New York, NY) and junior Cooper Knowlton (Montclair, NJ) finished close behind at 104th and 135th.


8. Shauneen Garrahan 21:58.8
9. Kim Partee 22:04.0
13. Nicole Anderson 22:23.5
19. Heather Wilson 22:37.6
39. Caitlin McDermott-Murphy 23:13.2
54. Meg Ray 23:36.3
60. Zandra Walton 23:43.3


7. Tomas Morrissey 25:30.5
48. Rich Wilson 26:44.8
51. Dave Schreiner 26:46.7
71. Harrison Lakehomer 27:03.9
95. Rob Boley 27:25.3
104. Mike Harbus 27:40.6
135. Cooper Knowlton 28:34.2