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Springfield College Hosts Opening Day of 2010 ECAC Div. III Women's Track & Field Championships; MIT is in First Place After Day One

Nikki Hay Complete Results

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
Decathlon        
Heptathlon        
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        
110 HH        
100        
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
4x100 Relay        
High Jump        
Shot Put        
1,500        
400        
Long Jump        
Discus        
400 IH        
800        
200        
Triple Jump Alex Samma, Conn. Coll. 14.75m, 48-4 3/4 Nikki Hay, Springfield 11.81m, 38-9
5,000        
4x400 Relay        
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