Springfield, Mass. -- May 15, 2009 -- The second day of competition at the ECAC Division III Women's Outdoor Track & Field competition is completed at Springfield College's Blake Track. The top 10 team finishers are as follows: Moravian (67 points), followed by Cabrini (60), MIT (58), Springfield (46), Wheaton (Mass.) (44), Williams (38), Waynesburg (32), Ithaca (31), Frostburg State (28.50), and St. Lawrence (28). Individual first place finishers appear below.
It was the second straight year that the Moravian women (and, for that matter, the Moravian men) captured the title.
The ECAC's Most Outstanding Female Performer of the meet was senior Sumer Rohrs of Frostburg State, who won both the 100 Hurdles in a time of 14.04, and the 400 IH in a time of 1:00.97.
For complete results, including all team results, please check out the link above. Results can also be viewed at www.nesportstiming.com.
From a Springfield College point of view, a pair of juniors shared the spotlight. Amanda DiPaolo had an outstanding meet. She finished first in the Thursday twilight in the 10,000-meter run with her best of 37:01.28. Then less than 24 hours later, she finished second in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:02.81.
The usual star, Nikki Hay, curtailed her activities somewhat, competing only in the long jump, triple jump, and a relay. Hay placed first in her specialty, the triple jump, with an outstanding leap of 40-1 1/4. She also placed eighth in the long jump at 17-1 1/2. Freshman Cherelle Allen, a rising star, placed second in the long jump with a leap of 18-3.
Another who did well was reliable senior Kelsey Bishop in the hammer. She had a toss of 160-9 in that event, finishing third.
In the 4x100, Springfield placed sixth with a time of 48.79. The foursome included Erika Marks, Kelly Murphy, Nicole Reynolds, and Hay.
2009 ECAC Champions - Moravian College
Individual 2009 ECAC Division III Champions
|Event||Men's Champion||Time/Distance||Women's Champion||Time/Distance|
|Decathlon||Matt Joseph, RIT||6,602 pts.|
|Heptathlon||Hazel Briner, MIT||4,247 pts.|
|Pole Vault||Craig Van Leeuwen, Ramapo||4.97m||Anna Heim, Moravian||13-2 1/4|
|Javelin||Cory Peterman, Ithaca||202-7||Marybeth Rocco, Waynesburg||134-3|
|Hammer||Bryan Kolacz, Keene St.||189-5*, ECAC Record||Julia Hopson, Fredonia St.||178-1|
|100 HH||Sumer Rohrs, Frostburg St.||14:04|
|110 HH||Nate Tussey, Moravian||14.49|
|100||Steve Headley, Springfield||10.51* ECAC Record||Shakey Singleton-Ladson, Cabrini||12.34|
|3,000 Steeplechase||Kyle O'Brien, Cortland St.||9:09.27*, ECAC Record||Christa Johnson, Ursinus||10:45.92|
|10,000||Zachary Miller, RIT||31:37.03||Amanda DiPaolo, Springfield||37:01.28|
|4x100 Relay||Buffalo State||41.45||Wheaton (Mass.)||47.61|
|High Jump||Mike McManus, Geneso State||6-8 3/4||Kristen Serikstad, Cortland St.||5-7 3/4|
|Shot Put||Jun Ho Ham, Union||52-5 1/4||Alyssa Pirinelli, St. Lawrence||47-4 1/4|
|1,500||Brian Cole, Williams||3:53.82||Jacqui Wentz, MIT||4:30.94|
|400||Carlton Wildman, Cobleskill||48.11||Marcia McCord, Ithaca||55.95|
|Long Jump||Pete Charles, Lehman||22-10 1/2||Christiana Taylor, Cabrini||18-5 3/4|
|Discus||Jun Ho Ham, Union||157-1||Ruby Western, Smith||135-4|
|400 IH||Nate Tussey, Moravian||52.96||Sumer Rohrs, Frostburg St.||1:00.97|
|800||Brian Leiter, Frostburg St.||1:50.50* ECAC Record||Elizabeth Danhakl, Williams||2:13.73|
|200||Eric Woodruff, Moravian||21.22* ECAC Record||Shakey Singleton-Ladson, Cabrini||25.34|
|Triple Jump||Qasim Ellis, Farmingdale St.||46-4 3/4||Nikki Hay, Springfield||40-1 1/4|
|5,000||Seth Yernye, Plattsburgh St.||15:04.38||Jenn Cronin, Lebanon Valley||17:38.50|
|4x400 Relay||Wheaton (Mass.)||3:15.22||Cabrini||3:52.20|