March 12, 2006
NORTHFIELD, MN – The Amherst College women's track and field team competed at the Division III National Championships on March 10th and 11th at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn The Jeffs got strong performances from senior co-captain Ginger Polich (Ironwood, MI), junior Shauneen Garrahan (Fairfax Station, VA), sophomore Heather Wilson (Danvers, MA) and rookies Zandra Walton (Skaneateles, NY) and Caitlin McDermott-Murphy (Newton, MA).
Wilson raced to a 12th place finish in the 5,000-meter race, completing the course in 17:56.14. Walton, Murphy, Polich and Garrahan posted a 12:21.31 ninth-place showing in the distance medley relay (DMR), after taking fifth in the race three weeks ago at the Open New England Championships.
Both the men's and women's track and field teams open their spring slate at Trinity College on April 1st.