Outdoor Track Teams Third at Little Three Championships

April 22, 2003 

MIDDLETOWN, CT -The Amherst men's and women's outdoor track teams came through with several key performances despite third-place finishes at Saturday's 2003 Little Three Track Championships, hosted by Wesleyan University. Williams College notched the top spots on both the men's and women's sides, followed by second-place Wesleyan. 

Jeff first-year Lyndsey Scott (West Orange, NJ) started the Amherst day with a fourth-place time in the 100-meter dash, before notching another fourth-place showing in the 200-meter dash. Sophomore Monica Westin (Lexington, KY) chipped in with third place in the 400-meter dash, and senior tri-captain Laurel Kilgour (Clifton Park, NY) posted a seventh-place time in the 800-meter run. Sophomore Carter Hamill (Richmond, VA) and junior Alyson Venti (Newton, MA) carved out respective second- and third-place finishes in the 1,500-meter run. Junior Erinn White (Watertown, MA) came through with a first-place time in the 3,000-meter run, pacing second-place rookie Jenny Horowitz (Waban, MA). First-year Margaret Davis (Richmond, VA) and senior Alison Dimon (Rye, NY) crossed the line in fifth and sixth place in the 5,000-meter run. First-year Kristine Morin (Litchfield, NH) showed up in the 100-meter high hurdles for fifth place, and classmate Ginger Polich (Ironwood, MI) took second in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles. The 4x100-meter relay team came in second, and the 4x400-meter relay team landed in third place. 

First-year Julia Rucker (Minneapolis, MN) and Morin took home respective fifth- and sixth-place finishes in the high jump, while Scott and senior tri-captain Alison Stahl (Amston, CT) nabbed fourth and fifth places in the long jump. Scott showed up again for fourth place in the triple jump, leading ninth-place Rucker. Stahl and Morin took seventh and eighth places in the shot put, and White and Horowitz tacked on seventh and eighth places in the discus throw. First-year Jessamyn Connell-Price (Palo Alto, CA) led Dimon to 10th and 11th places in the hammer throw, and Morin ended the day with fourth place in the javelin throw. 

The men's day started off with sophomore Jay Wagstaff (Tewksbury, MA) marking a second-place time in the 100-meter dash, followed by classmate Matt Birmingham (West Nyack, NY). Junior Janak Chandrasoma (Psadena, CA) took second place in the 200-meter dash, paving the way for ninth-place Wagstaff. Chandrasoma and senior tri-captain Brian Hart (Rutland, VT) teamed up for respective fifth and eighth places in the 400-meter dash. Junior Andrew Schneider (Saratoga Springs, NY) was pivotal for Amherst, via a first-place day in the 800-meter run. Classmate John Stanton-Geddes (Glendale, MO) came in seventh in the 800-meter run, and then struck again with fifth place in the 1,500-meter run. Sophomore Matthew Katz (Tallahassee, FL) put up another first-place finish in the 5,000-meter run, leading fifth-place first-year David Schreiner (Manhattan Beach, CA). First-year Tim Porter (Newton, MA) and sophomore Mike Page (Fargo, ND) paired up for seventh and eighth places in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles, and senior tri-captain Alex Lenkoski (Wethersfield, CT) took fifth place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. 

The men's 4x400-meter relay team took second, along with the 4x400-meter squad. Wagstaff and junior Julius Nanna (Cobham, England) locked up fourth and fifth places in the high jump. Wagstaff wasn't done yet, powering through for fourth place in the pole vault and sixth place in the long jump. Nanna chipped in for eighth place in the long jump, and then added on a fourth place performance in the triple jump. First-year Nick Canevari (Warwick, NY) and sophomore Brad Backus (Richmond, VA) took respective third and fourth places in the shot put, before Backus grabbed third place and Canevari took fifth in the discus throw. Junior William Roe (Winter Haven, FL) and Backus grabbed fifth and sixth places in the hammer throw, before Canevari's second place finish and Backus' fifth place day in the javelin put the finishing touches on Amherst's day. 

On Saturday, the Jeffs will travel to Williams for the NESCAC Championship Meet.