Hamill Fourth in the 5,000, Fifth in the 10,000 at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

May 24, 2003 

CANTON, NY - Amherst College sophomore sensation Carter Hamill (Richmond, VA) finished fifth in the 10,000 meters on Thursday and fourth in the 5,000 meters on Saturday, earning All-America honors in both events at the 2003 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by St. Lawrence University. 

Hamill's 10,000-meter time of 34:42.03 broke the previous Amherst record by nearly 45 seconds. Mary Proulx of Keene State took three seconds off the track record in the event, as she successfully defended her 2002 championship with a time of 34:08.59. 

Hamill's time of 16:45.06 was just over a minute off the pace in the 5,000, which Wartburg College's Missy Buttry claimed with a 15:51.23 finish. Buttry erased a 20-year-old meet record and the all-time Division III record in the 5000 meters, knocking 15 seconds off the previous mark set in 1983. 

Wheaton College of Massachusetts won its third straight women's team championship, sprinting to the title after entering Saturday's competition in 29th place with four points. Amherst finished 24th overall with nine points, all of which were earned by Hamill, who was the Jeffs' lone participant.