March 10, 2008

Mixed Weekend Results for Harriers

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This weekend the men’s and women’s track teams headed for Boston to compete in the IC4A/ECAC Indoor Championships. The men finished 12th while the women scored 27 points to earn its seventh-place finish out of 53 teams in the ECAC at the tournament.
UConn scored 60.5 points to win the meet while Seton Hall and Syracuse finished second and third respectively.
“I think our team did really well,” said sophomore Lindsay Broyhill. “A lot of girls set personal records.”
The 4×800-meter relay team of Broyhill, junior Megan Rae and sophomores Caroline Heidt and Kerri Lyons gave the Red its best finish of the weekend after running a 9:02.36, which placed them second in the event.
“I was satisfied with my own performance,” Broyhill said. “Although I think I could have done even better.”
Sophomore Katie Murdoch had another strong finish for the women as she ran a 2:12.20 in the 800-meter dash to set a personal record and finish in third place.
Sophomore Jessica Weyman rounded out the top-5 of the 400-meter dash after running a 55.65 while junior Amanda Wheat ran a 2:52.45 to finish sixth in the 1000-meter run.
Two members of the Red finished in the top-10 of the one-mile run. Sophomore Kerri Lyons placed eighth with a 4:59.27 and junior Aeriel Emig was right behind her with a 4:59.48. Lyons and Emig both set personal records for the event.
The women also had a strong finish in the 4×400-meter relay with the team of sophomores Megan Williams and Jessica Weyman and juniors Erin Payne and Tameka Royal running a 3:47.84 to put them in sixth place.
The men were unable to defend their title from last season but they still had a strong showing at the IC4A Championships.
The Red scored 22 points and finished in 12th place overall out of a total of 46 teams in the meet.
Georgetown finished third last year, but this time came back with a vengeance and won the championship with 86 points. Liberty and Delaware State finished second and third, respectively.
“There were some mixed feelings about the meet,” said junior T.J. Toro. “We had some good performances and some bad.”
“Overall we did OK,” said junior Garrett Huyler. “No one really did as well as they wanted but the final result wasn’t too bad.”[img_assist|nid=28682|title=Stretch it out|desc=Junior Aaron Gadson competes in the triple jump at Heps on March 2.|link=node|align=left|width=|height=0]
The highlight of the meet — and Cornell’s only event victory — came from junior Marcel VanEeden, freshman Cody Boyd and senior tri-captains Aaron Merrill and Adam Seabrook, who won the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3:10.49.
“The 4×400 relay really stood out,” said junior Garrett Huyler. “They won their event and they set a school record.”
Junior Jordan Lester ran a 6.37 in the finals of the 55-meter dash to place fourth.
Juniors Andrew Levy and Jay Harding and sophomores Eric Ryan and Charlie Hatch teamed up to run a 7:32.34 in the 4×800 meter relay, which propelled them to a seventh-place finish.
Junior Erik Roneker threw a 16.51 to finish seventh in the shot put.