March 7, 2005
NEW HAVEN, CT - The Amherst College men's and women's track and field teams combined for four first-place finishes, four school records and four national qualifiers at the Trinity Last Chance Meet, held at Yale University on Friday.
The men's distance medley relay squad of senior All-Americas Mike Page (Fargo, ND) and Jack Morgan (Las Vegas, NV) and sophomores John Babbott (Ojai, CA) and Sam Hayman (Evanston, IL) sped to a school-record 10:00.54, placing second and punching their ticket to the NCAA Championships. In the open mile, senior Matt Katz (Tallahassee, FL) took ninth in 4:21.93.
On the women's side, senior All-America Carter Hamill (Richmond, VA), junior All-America Ginger Polich (Ironwood, MI), and first-year Heather Wilson (Danvers, MA) took home first-place finishes in the open mile, 600-meter run and the 5,000-meter run, respectively. Hamill cracked five minutes in the mile (4:59.39), qualifying provisionally for nationals, while Polich's time in the 600-meter run (1:36.19) set a school record. Sophomore All-America Shauneen Garrahan (Fairfax Station, VA) grabbed a school record and an NCAA automatic qualifier with a second-place showing in the 800-meter run, covering the track in 2:13.81, while senior Lee-Jay Henry (Springfield, MA) posted a school record (8.74) with a sixth-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles. Sophomore Hannah Campbell (Garnerville, NY) took eighth in the 200-meter run and joined Hamill, Polich and Garrahan to capture first place and an NCAA provisional qualifier (11:58.85) in the distance medley relay. Junior Lyndsey Scott (West Orange, NJ) placed 16th in the 200-meter run.
Both squads wrap up their seasons this weekend at the NCAA Division III Championships, held at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois.
Jeffs Smash Four School Records at Trinity Last Chance Meet
March 7, 2005