Jeffs Open Indoor Season at Northeastern

December 5, 2005 

BOSTON, MA - Amherst College sophomore sensations Kim Partee (Brentwood, TN), Heather Wilson (Danvers, MA) and Tomas Morrissey (Astoria, OR) each took home top-five finishes in the 5k, and three different runners placed in the top ten in the men's 800-meter run as the Amherst men's and women's indoor track teams opened their seasons at Northeastern University's Husky Winter Carnival on Saturday. Partee's scorching time of 17:48.42 earned her second place in the 5k, and Wilson grabbed fourth with her 17:56.71 showing. Morrissey crossed the line in 14:52.57, good for third place.

Rookie Jack Kiley (Garden City, NJ) finished fourth in the 800-meter with junior Sam Hayman (Evanston, IL) right on his heels only .06 seconds later, while sophomore Romulo Cabeza (Enfield, CT) took home 10th. The Amherst 4x400-meter relay team of Hayman, Cabeza, sophomore Basile Beaty (Belmont, MA) and first-year Stephen Stewart (Hartford, CT) captured fifth place (3:26.00) while the forces of Kiley, senior Tim Porter (Newton, MA) and sophomores Stephen Sashy (McLean, VA) and Ben Read (Barkhamsted, CT) placed 22nd in the relay in 3:38.11. Sashy also posted 47th and 70th place showings in the 400- and 200-meter dashes, respectively, while sophomore David Pechman (Scarsdale, NY) finished not far behind in both races, seizing 57th and 77th. In the 500-meter run, Stewart finished ninth and Porter took 19th, while Read placed 44th in the one mile run.

On the women's side, senior co-captain Julia Rucker (Minneapolis, MN), juniors Keyonte Sutherland (Brooklyn, NY) and Maria Millard (Orono, ME), and first-year Carly Levenson (Richmond, VA) grabbed 11th place in the 4x400-meter relay with a 4:15.57 outing, while the all-rookie team of Mariana Palacios (Gex, France), Kathryn Loomis (Glastonbury, CT), Lia Tsarnas (Brooklyn, NY) and Kate Silverman (Upper Montclair, NJ) crossed the tape 18th. Sutherland also captured 23rd in the 400-meter dash (1:04.46) and 37th in the 200-meter dash (28.65), while Palacios followed closed behind with respective 35th- and 67th-place showings in the races, and Loomis and Tsarnas took 39th and 55th places in the 200-meter. Millard turned out a 13th place showing in the 500-meter run, with Levenson close behind in 14th and Silverman rounding out the Amherst runners in 18th. First-year Jenny Mancino took 20th place in the high jump in her first collegiate outing.

Both squads return to action on Saturday, January 14, at the Wesleyan Invitational.