SPRINGFIELD, MA - The Amherst College men's and women's track and field teams each competed in the 2010 ECAC Championships over the last two days, with numerous Lord Jeffs seeing significant success at the event at Springfield College.
Amherst junior Will Yochum (Goleta, CA) posted a personal record time in the 1,500-meter, and with final results still not posted was awarded the win in a photo finish. Yochum edged the indoor mile champion from Fredonia State by the slimest of margins, setting an ECAC record. Teammate Steve Corsello (Skaneateles, NY) also set a personal record and qualified automatically for the NCAAs with in the event.
In the triple jump, Amherst junior Thebe Tsatsimpe (Johannesburg, S. Africa) recorded a personal best with a 14.24. His performance at Springfield is also a provisional mark for NCAA qualifying.
The Amherst men's 4x400-meter team posted a time of 3:16.34 for an NCAA provisional time, narrowly edging Springfield at the line to place. The time is also the fastest since the school record was last set.
On the women's side, Sophie Galleher (Denver, CO) had a personal record in the steeplechase, and lowered her NCAA provisional time even further. Melissa Sullivan (Dallas, TX) had already posted a provisional time in the 1,500-meter event, but recorded a personal record and lowered her entry bid time even further.
Sarah Daly (Wheaton, IL) had a personal record in the 10,000-meter run, but was unable to break the mark needed to qualify for the NCAAs. Keri Lambert (Amherst, MA) took nearly 15 seconds off her personal best in the steeplechase as well, but with a time of 11:44 did not break the mark needed to qualify for NCAAs either.