Springfield, Mass. - May 16, 2013 - After the first day of competition at the ECAC Division III Track & Field Championships at Springfield College's Blake Track, a pair of schools from the Boston area find themselves in the lead. Tufts tops the men's side with 34.33 points, while MIT is in first with 30 points on the women's side.
A total of 1,400 student-athletes from 97 institutions will commence proceedings tomorrow at 10 am in Day 2.
Live results of the competition will be available, and can be accessed by clicking here. See winners from Day One listed further below.
In addition, the schedule of events can be found here.
Thursday, May 16
On the men's side, a total of 37 teams put points on the board after Day One. Tufts leads with 34.33 points, followed by Moravian with 26, Bates 25, Cortland State 24.33, and Williams and Oneonta State with 16. The remainder of the top 10 includes RIT and Brockport State (13), Stevens with 12, and Rutgers-Camden, TCNJ, and Penn State-Behrend with 10 points apiece.
For the women, MIT leads with 30 points, followed by St. Lawrence with 23, Tufts with 21, Ramapo with 19, and Rowan and Ithaca tied for fifth with 18. The rest of the top 10 includes Brockport State (15), Moravian (14), with Williams, UMass Dartmouth, and Worcester State all tied with 10 points in ninth place.
The first five events of the men's decathlon were completed. That included the 100 meters, the long jump, the shot put, the high jump, and the 400 meters. At the halfway mark of this event, the leader is senior Henry Morales of UMass-Boston with 3464 points. Right behind him is freshman Devin Cornelius of St. John Fisher with 3405 points, and junior Theodore Paquin of Colby-Sawyer with 3367 The second five events will be completed tomorrow.
Likewise, the first four events of the seven-event heptathlon were completed on the women's side. The leader is sophomore Taylor Hudson of Cortland State with 2967 points. She is followed by junior Jaclyn Konopka of MIT with 2876, then Alexis Maylor of Delaware Valley with 2788 points.
From the host team perspective, on the men's side, Springfield scored nine points. That included a second place finish by senior Anthony Salvucci in the 3000 meter steeplechase in a time of 9:19.28. It also included an eighth place finish by junior John Dayton in the hammer with a toss of 180-feet, 2 inches.
On the women's side, the Pride's 4x400 meter relay team finished seventh with a time of 3:55.40, giving SC two points. That foursome included senior Crystal Davis, freshman Jessica Miller, senior Laurie Jenkins, and junior Gabriella Gaudreault. Senior Rhian Duggan placed in a tie for 14th in the pole vault, but more importantly established a school record in the event with a leap of 11-1 1/2 in her last home meet.
Men's Results -- Winners
Dylan Bilka, PSU Behrend -- 16-5 1/4
David Pless, Bates -- 197-0
Mike Kurvath, RIT -- 9:09.62
Steve D'Aiutolo, TCNJ -- 48-8 1/4
4x400 Meter Relay
Williams -- 3:14.45
Tim VanLiew, Rutgers-Camden -- 214-7
Donald Noble, Moravian -- 14:37.43
Tyler Andrews, Tufts -- 31:06.47
After 8 Events -- Tufts 34.33, Moravian 26, Bates 25, Cortland 24.33
Women's Results -- Winners
Alyssa Jasper, Worcester State -- 146-5
Tanasia Hoffler, Williams -- 41-6
Krista Chauvin, UMass Dartmouth -- 176-8
Caroline Raue, St. Lawrence -- 10:58.99
4x400 Meter Relay
Rowan -- 3:48.86
Brooke Johnson, MIT -- 17:09.69
Rachel Malone, Brockport -- 37:22.01
Lauren Kuntz, MIT -- 12-7 1/4
After 8 Events -- MIT 30, St. Lawrence 23, Tufts 21, Ramapo 19
In 2012, the ECAC Division III championships were held at RPI in Troy, N.Y.
Of 63 scoring teams, Bates College won the men's title with 61 points. The top 10 men's teams were Bates (61), Rowan (49), Ramapo (40), MIT (33), Amherst and Oneonta (29), Tufts (28.5), Williams (28), Moravian (25), and RPI (23).
Bates is the two-time defending men's champion.
Of 55 scoring teams, Ithaca proved to be the team champion on the women's side with 68 points. The top 10 women's scoring teams were Ithaca (68), Wheaton (Mass.) 60, Williams (43), Amherst (40), Cortland (39), Tufts (36), Rowan (35), MIT (34), Ramapo (28.5), and Colby (28).
Ithaca is the three-time defending women's champion.
Including this season, Springfield College has hosted the ECAC Division III Track & Field Championships in eight of the last 13 years. The Pride has hosted this championship in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013.