May 3, 2004
SPRINGFIELD, MA & WILLIAMSTOWN, MA - With four first-place finishes and two second-place finishes, including a new school record, the Amherst women amassed 80 points and took home a best-ever third-place finish at the Women's Division III New England Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Springfield College on Friday and Saturday. The men, again led by junior All-America Jack Morgan (Las Vegas, NV), who finished second in the 800-meter dash, placed 12th at the Men's Division III New England Championships, hosted by Williams College. For the second straight week, Williams captured both team championships.
Junior All-America and two-time 5k indoor national champion Carter Hamill (Richmond, VA), sophomore All-America Ariel Haney (Fairport, NY), first-year All-America Shauneen Garrahan (Fairfax Station, VA), and sophomore Margaret Davis (Richmond, VA) grabbed first-place finishes in the 5,000-meter run, 400-meter dash, 3,000-meter steeplechase, and 10,000-meter run, respectively. Hamill also earned second in the 1,500-meter run, while Garrahan placed third in the 800-meter run; her time of 2:16.38 set a new school record. Sophomore Kristine Morin (Litchfield, NH) and junior Lee-Jay Henry (Springfield, MA) placed second and fourth, respectively, in the heptathlon, while senior Aly Venti (Newton, MA) nabbed a third-place finish in the 5k and a ninth-place finish in the 1,500. Senior Erinn White (Watertown, NY) placed seventh in the 5k, sophomore All-America Ginger Polich (Ironwood, MI) took ninth place in the 800-meter run, junior Alison Rodriguez (Albany, NY) finished 12th in the 3k steeplechase and sophomore Julia Rucker (Minneapolis, MN) placed 14th in the 400-meter dash. Haney, Polich, Rucker, and sophomore All-America Lyndsey Scott (West Orange, NJ) teamed to place fourth in the 4x400-meter relay.
For the men, senior All-America Janak Chandrasoma (Pasadena, CA) captured third in the 200-meter dash, while junior All-America David Molina (Cleveland, OH) finished third in the 1,500-meter run and sophomore David Schreiner (Manhattan Beach, CA) placed seventh in the 5,000-meter run. Chandrasoma, junior Jay Wagstaff (Tewskbury, MA), and first-years Jon Ettinger (Chevy Chase, MD) and Geoff Stricsek (Harrison City, PA) teamed to place fifth in the 4x100-meter relay, while the 4x400-meter relay squad of Chandrasoma, Molina, Morgan, and Wagstaff finished eighth.
Amherst returns to action this weekend at the New England Open Championships, held at Northeastern University.
Amherst Women Third, Men 12th at Division III New England Championships
May 3, 2004