Springfield, Mass. -- May 13, 2010 -- The MIT women have taken a six-point lead over both Richard Stockton College and Moravian College after the first day of competition at the ECAC Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships under sunny skies today at Springfield College's Blake Track. Tufts University and Waynesburg College are in fourth and fifth place entering Day Two, which will begin Friday at 10:00 am.
MIT is in first place with 22 points, while Richard Stockton and Moravian are in second with 16 points apiece. Tufts is in fourth with 14 points, while Waynesburg is in fifth with 13 points.
In sixth place is Williams with 12 points, followed by 7) Amherst (11), T8) Springfield and Vassar (10), T10) Ithaca and Widener (8), 12) Brandeis (7), T13) Stevens and Rowan (6), T15) Southern Maine and Colby (5), T17) Keene State, Smith, Ramapo, Kean, and RPI (4), T22) Wheaton and WPI (2), and T24) Fredonia State and RIC (1).
A total of 72 schools are represented at this event. Moravian is the two-time defending champion.
Please see six ECAC individual champions listed below.
Springfield's 10 points were provided by senior Nikki Hay, who won her specialty, the triple jump, with a leap of 38-feet, 9-inches (or 11.81 meters). Hay won the NCAA Division III national title indoors this past March in that same event.
The meet will resume Friday at 10:00 am with the second day of the decathlon and heptathlon events.
|Event||Men's Champion||Time/Distance||Women's Champion||Time/Distance|
|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|
|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|
|Triple Jump||Alex Samma, Conn. Coll.||14.75m, 48-4 3/4||Nikki Hay, Springfield||11.81m, 38-9|