Women's Track Team Notches 14th Place at New England Championships

February 24, 2002 

BOSTON, MA and MEDFORD, MA - The Amherst College women's indoor track team came up with a 14th place finish at this weekend's All-New England Championships at Tufts University. Amherst archrivals Wheaton College and Williams College finished the meet in third and ninth places, respectively. Meanwhile, the men's indoor track team traveled to Boston University for their end of the championships, and met with strong resistance in a meet that saw the University of Connecticut take the top spot with 180 points. 

First-year phenom Carter Hamill (Richmond, VA) breezed through the 3,000 meter run for the women, picking up first place in 9:53.35. The 4x800-meter relay team notched fifth place, and the distance medley team followed suit with a 12:16.96 finish, good for another fifth place mark. Meanwhile, senior Amie Shei (Lexington, MA), had a busy day for the Jeffs. She began the meet with an eighth-place finish in the 500-meter dash, before earning a 14th-place performance as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team. Senior Diana Rancourt (Lunenberg, MA) finished with an eighth-place finish in the 1,000-meter run while classmate Rebecca Woo (Manchester, NH) ran in the 4x800-meter relay and in the distance medley, before marking a 5:11.97 eight place finish in the 1-mile run. 

For the men, junior Pat Hayes (E. Bridgewater, MA) covered the 55-meter hurdles course in 8.03, before first-year Jack Morgan (Las Vegas, NV) picked up a 1:59.68 finish in the 800-meter run. Sophomore Andrew Schneider (Saratoga Springs, NY) finished the 1000-meter run in 2:34.15 and classmate John Stanton-Geddes (Glendale, MO) ran a 4:16.95 mile. The 4x400-meter relay team finished in 3:26.27 before the 4x800-meter relay team rounded out the day for Amherst on a 7:56.10 note. 

This weekend, the men's and women's teams will head back to Tufts for the ECAC Championship. 

Amherst Women's Top Finishers: 
500-meter dash 
8) Amie Shei - 1:23.54 

1000-meter run 
8) Diana Rancourt - 3:06.76 

3000-meter run 
1)Carter Hamill - 9:53.35 

4x400-meter relay 
14) Amherst (Kate Ferris, Amie Shei, Alyson Venti, Diana Rancourt) - 4:14.01 

4x800-meter relay 
5) Amherst (Annie Perez, Rebecca Woo, Kate Hamill, Laurel Kilgour) - 9:34.23 

Distance Medley 
5) Amherst (Alyson Venti, Laurel Kilgour, Kate Hamill, Rebecca Woo) - 12:16.96 

Long Jump 
19) Lee-Jay Henry - 4.67m 

1-Mile Run 
8) Rebecca Woo - 5:11.97 
13) Alyson Venti - 5:20.23 

5,000-meter run 
13) Erinn White - 18:27.75 
14) Emily Lobsenz - 18:32.74 

Amherst Men's Top Finishers: 
55-meter Hurdles 
Pat Hayes - 8.03 

800-meter run 
Jack Morgan - 1:59.68 

1000-meter run 
Andrew Schneider - 2:34.15 

1-mile run 
John Stanton-Geddes - 4:16.95 

4x400-meter relay 
Brian Hart, Nathaniel Mahlberg, Doug Norton, Janak Chandrasoma - 3:26.27 

4x800-meter relay 
Jack Morgan, Andrew Schneider, Jamaal Aaron, John Stanton-Geddes - 7:56.10