February 21, 2005
NORTHAMPTON, MA & MEDFORD, MA - Amherst College sophomore and senior All-Americas Shauneen Garrahan (Fairfax Station, VA) and Carter Hamill (Richmond, VA) combined for four first-place performances at the Women's Division III New England Championships, hosted by Smith College over the weekend, leading the women's indoor track and field team to a third-place overall finish. The men's team, paced by senior All-America Jack Morgan's (Las Vegas, NV) fourth-place showing in the 800-meter dash, took 21st at the Men's Division III New England Championships, held at Tufts University.
Garrahan edged her nearest competitors in both the 1,000-meter run and the 1,500-meter run, grabbing first in both events with respective times of 2:59.40 and 4:38.38. Hamill cruised to a 14-second victory in the 5,000-meter run (17:38.02) and sped to a first-place finish in the 3,000-meter run (9:42.02). Junior All-America Ginger Polich (Ironwood, MI) captured second place in the 800-meter run (2:17.10), while first-years Heather Wilson (Danvers, MA) and Laura Mortimer (Jackson, MS) and senior Alison Rodriguez (Albany, NY) placed sixth, 10th, and 12th, respectively, in the 3,000-meter run. First-year Vanessa Sochat (Amherst, NH) teamed with Garrahan, Hamill and Polich to take second in the 4x800-meter relay, while senior Lee-Jay Henry (Springfield, MA), senior Julia Rucker (Minneapolis, MN), junior Lyndsey Scott (West Orange, NJ) and sophomore Hannah Campbell (Garnerville, NY) captured fifth in the 4x200-meter relay and second in the 4x400-meter relay.
For the men, Morgan finished in 1:55.94, crossing the line just under a second back from first place. Senior Matt Katz (Tallahassee, FL) and first-year Tomas Morrissey (Astoria, OR) each grabbed respective ninth-place finishes in the 1,500-meter run (4:04.45) and 3,000-meter run (8:48.22), while sophomore John Babbott (Ojai, CA) took 11th in the 800-meter run and senior All-America Mike Page (Fargo, ND) finished 12th in the 1,500-meter run. Morgan and Katz joined sophomore Sam Hayman (Evanston, IL) and first-year Rom Cabeza (Enfield, CT) to nab third place in the distance medley relay (10:28.71).
Amherst returns to action this weekend at the Open New England Championships, held at Boston University on Friday and Saturday.
Amherst Women's Indoor Track and Field Third at Division III New England Championships, Men 21st
February 21, 2005