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Springfield College Hosts Second Day of 2009 ECAC Div. III Women's Track & Field Championships; Moravian Sweeps First; Cabrini Second; MIT Third; Springfield Fourth

Nikki Hay  Complete Results

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.

Moravian Wins  2009 ECAC Div. III Women's Track & Field Championships
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
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