Amherst Women Second, Men 15th at Division III New England Outdoor Track and Field Championships

May 9, 2005 

LEWISTON, ME & SPRINGFIELD, MA - The Amherst College women's outdoor track and field team nabbed second-place at the Division III New England Championships, hosted by Bates College over the weekend, while the men, competing at Springfield College, posted a 15th-place finish. Senior All-Americas Carter Hamill (Richmond, VA) and Mike Page (Fargo, ND) led the way as Hamill won the women's 5,000-meter run and Page topped the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase. 

Hamill took home the 5K with a time of 17:17.7, just three seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, and junior Krissy Morin (Litchfield, NH) posted the only other Amherst victory, winning the heptathlon with 3,749 points. Sophomore All-America Shauneen Garrahan (Fairfax Station, VA) placed second in the 1,500-meter run, followed by Hamill in fifth, while junior All-America Ginger Polich (Ironwood, MI) claimed third in the 800-meter run. Rookie Heather Wilson (Danvers, MA) and senior Alison Rodriguez (Albany, NY) nabbed third and fourth, respectively, in the 10,000-meter run, and first-year Katie Moravec (Chico, CA) earned sixth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Senior Lee-Jay Henry (Springfield, MA) had a great weekend, grabbing third in the 100-meter hurdles and triple jump and finishing fourth in the long jump. 

Page was the men's only individual winner, claiming the steeplechase in 9:12.87, while classmate Matt Katz (Tallahassee, FL) took home third in the 5,000-meter run. First-year Tomas Morrissey (Astoria, OR) followed Katz in the 5K, finishing 11th, and sophomore All-Americas Sam Hayman (Evanston, IL) and John Babbott (Ojai, CA) placed 18th and 21st in the 800-meter run and 1,500-meter run, respectively. 

Williams College captured both the men's and women's crowns, piling up 167.5 points at the men's meet and earning 198 points at the women's competition. 

Amherst returns to action this weekend at the Open New England Championships, hosted by the University of New Hampshire.