Springfield, Mass. -- May 14, 2010 -- The Williams College men defeated second-place Bates and 70 other schools to capture the ECAC Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships today at Springfield College's Blake Track. Two-time defending champion Moravian and host Springfield tied for third in the team competition. Amherst and Ithaca finished fifth and sixth, also providing strong competition for Williams. Springfield's Steve Headley, a two-time individual winner, was named the meet's Most Outstanding Performer on the men's side.
There were a total of three ECAC records set on the men's side over the past two days. One record was set yesterday in the 3000-meter steeplechase by Brian Lang of the University of Rochester with a time of 9:05.24. That broke the old record of 9:09.27, set by Kyle O'Brien of Cortland State in 2009.
Today, there were two more ECAC records set. In the 1500 meters, Will Yochum of Amherst ran a time of 3:48.73. That broke the old mark of 3:51.10, set by Matt Winkler of Williams in 2004. Also, Headley set a new record in the 200 meter dash with a time of 21.16 seconds. That broke the old record of 21.54 previously held by Thomas Hunter of William Paterson in 2005.
Besides Headley, there were two others who were double winners. Headley won both the 100 and 200. Richard McNeil of Bates won the shot put and discus. And Demetrius Rooks of Ramapo won both the 400 and the 400 intermediate hurdles.
|Event||Men's Champion||Time/Distance||Women's Champion||Time/Distance|
|Decathlon||Benjamin Roy, WPI||6165 pts.|
|Heptathlon||Hazel Briner, MIT||4378 pts.|
|Pole Vault||Mike Dempsey, RIT||5.10m, 16-8 3/4||Anna Heim, Moravian||4.17m, 13-8 1/4|
|Javelin||Thomas Masterson, Delaware Valley||59.84m||Jill Shaner, Stockton||44.71m, 146-8|
|Hammer||Bryan Kolacz, Keene State||57.25m, 187-10||Alyssa Pirinelli, St. Lawrence||54.88m|
|100 HH||Portia Jones, MIT||14.44|
|110 HH||Jermaine Boyd, Ramapo||14.78|
|100||Steve Headley, Springfield||10.44||Nikki Hay, Springfield||12.12|
|3,000 Steeplechase||Brian Lang, Rochester||9:05.24*, ECAC record||Jacqueline Wentz, MIT||10:22.32|
|10,000||Colman Hatton, Bowdoin||31:35.44||Johanna Spangler, Vassar||36:21.89|
|High Jump||Valdir Mondesir, Ramapo||2.01m, 6-7||Shorna Brown, Cobleskill||1.68m, 5-6|
|Shot Put||Richard McNeil, Bates||15.30m, 50-2 1/2||Alyssa Pirinelli, St. Lawrence||14.43m, 47-4 1/4|
|1,500||Will Yochum, Amherst||3:48.73*, ECAC record||Randelle Boots, Wellesley||4:29.33|
|400||Demetrius Rooks, Stockton||48.01||Hillary Higgs, Williams||14.44|
|Long Jump||Kevin Coyle, Springfield||6.99m, 22-11 1/4||Nikki Hay, Springfield||5.68m, 18-7 3/4|
|Discus||Richard McNeil, Bates||50.74m, 166-6||Kelly Allen, Tufts||43.35m, 142-3|
|400 IH||Demetrius Rooks, Ramapo||53.30||Portia Jones, MIT||1:01.34|
|800||Peter Najem, Keene State||1:51.56||Elizabeth Danhakl, Williams||2:12.79|
|200||Steve Headley, Springfield||21.16*, ECAC record||Kadisha Wickham, York (NY)||24.67|
|Triple Jump||Alex Samma, Conn. Coll.||14.75m, 48-4 3/4||Nikki Hay, Springfield||11.81m, 38-9|
|5,000||Michael Schmidt, Middlebury||14:54.22||Kerry Arouca, Westfield State||17:12.49|