May 20, 2003
DURHAM, NH & CAMBRIDGE, MA - Both sides of the Amherst outdoor track team posted several notable performances during the Open New Englands Track and Field Championships, held at the University of New Hampshire from Thursday, May 8 to Saturday, May 10, and the ECAC Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship Meet, hosted by MIT on Thursday and Friday.
The men notched a 26th place finish overall at New Englands, bolstered by a school-record second-place finish in the 4x800-meter relay from sophomore Jack Morgan (Las Vegas, NV), juniors John Stanton-Geddes (Glendale, MO) and Andrew Schneider (Saratoga Springs, NY) and sophomore Dave Molina (Cleveland, OH). Sophomore Mike Page (Fargo, ND) earned a provisional qualifying time for the NCAA Championship meet in the 5,000-meter run. Meanwhile, the Amherst women couldn't get points up despite a strong 5,000-meter effort from junior Erinn White (Watertown, MA), who also grabbed an NCAA provisional qualifying time.
Both squads fared well at the ECAC Championships - the men grabbed a 15th-place finish, and the women snagged 26th place overall. First-years Kristine Morin (Litchfield, NH) and Margaret Davis (Richmond, VA) started things off; Morin placed fifth in the heptathlon, and Davis added a fourth-place finish in the 10,000-meter run. White put in an eighth-place day in the 5,000-meter run. Page and Stanton-Geddes were the highlight for Amherst on the men's side; they cruised to respective first- and second-place times in the 5,000-meter run.