Amherst Women Second, Men Third at Little Three Outdoor Track & Field Championships

April 18, 2004 

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA - First-place finishes from junior All-America Carter Hamill (Richmond, VA) in the 1,500-meter run, sophomore Margaret Davis (Richmond, VA) in the 5,000-meter run and junior Alison Rodriguez (Albany, NY) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase propelled the Amherst women to a second-place showing at the Little Three Outdoor Track & Field Championships, held at Williams College on Saturday, while the men, led by first-place finishes from junior All-America David Molina (Cleveland, OH) in the 800-meter run, sophomore David Schreiner (Manhattan Beach, CA) in the 5,000-meter run, and sophomore L.J. Spinnato (Madison, CT) in the hammer throw, placed third. 

Hamill's victory in the 1,500-meter run qualified her provisionally for the NCAA Division III Championship meet and set a Little Three Championship meet record, while first-year All-America Shauneen Garrahan's (Fairfax Station, VA) second-place finish in the same event earned provisional qualification as well. Garrahan also took home a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter dash. Sophomore All-America Lyndsey Scott (West Orange, NJ) captured second place in the 100-meter dash, third place in the 200-meter dash, fourth place in the high jump and fifth place in the triple jump, while classmates Ariel Haney (Faiport, NY), Julia Rucker (Minneapolis, MN) and Ginger Polich (Ironwood, MI) grabbed third-place finishes in the 100-meter dash, 400-meter dash and 800-meter run, respectively. Haney also placed fifth in the 400-meter hurdles. Junior Lee-Jay Henry (Springfield, MA) finished fourth in the 200-meter dash and fifth in the long jump, while seniors Aly Venti (Newton, MA) and Erinn White (Watertown, NY) nabbed fifth-place finishes in the 800-meter run and the 5,000-meter run, respectively. Sophomore Kristine Morin (Litchfield, NH) placed third in the 100-meter hurdles and fifth in the javelin. 

Scott, Haney, Polich, and Rucker teamed to finish first in the 4x400-meter relay, while the 4x100 team of Davis, Marcie Griffith (Natick, MA), Rodriguez and White placed third. 

For the men, senior All-America Janak Chandrasoma (Pasadena, CA) captured second-place in the 400-meter dash and third place in the 200-meter dash, while junior and fellow All-America Jack Morgan (Las Vegas, NV) placed third in the 400. Junior Jay Wagstaff (Tewksbury, MA) nabbed third place in the 100-meter dash and fifth place in both the 200-meter dash and the long jump, while sophomore Nick Canevari (Warwick, NY) finished third in the javelin and fifth in the discus. First-year Jon Ettinger (Chevy Chase, MD) took home two fourth-place finishes in the long jump and the triple jump, respectively; he also placed fifth in the 100-meter dash. Senior John Stanton-Geddes (Glendale, MO) placed fourth in the 1500-meter run, while first-year Robert Boley (Mount Pleasant, MI) finished fifth in the high jump. The men's 4x100-meter relay, 4x400-meter relay and 4x800-meter relay teams all placed second. 

Williams College captured the team championship in both the men's and women's competitions. 

Both squads travel to Trinity College this Saturday for the NESCAC Championship Meet.