Four McDaniel records fall at CC Championships
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - Lindsay Wilson (Catsonville, Md./Seton Keough) was part of a trio of record-setting performances to lead McDaniel at the 2009 Centennial Conference (CC) indoor track and field championships hosted by Ursinus on Saturday and Sunday.
Wilson broke her own program record in the mile on Saturday, posting a time of 5:14.30 to finish eighth. On Sunday, Wilson ran the leadoff leg of the 4x800-meter relay which set another program record, finishing sixth with a time of 9:57.89. She capped her weekend with a fifth-place showing in the 3,000 meters, smashing the previous mark by nearly 20 seconds with a time of 10:13.34.
Emma Nichols (Myersville, Md./Middletown), Sarah Costa (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) and Jennifer Garnett (Los Altos, Calif./Homestead) joined Wilson in the record relay to open Sunday's competition.
Kevin Bowman (Westminster, Md./Brunswick) paced the men, finishing fifth in the mile with a program-record time of 4:23.61 on Saturday.
Bowman was also part of Sunday's 4x800-meter relay which brought home the Green Terror's lone medal of the weekend with a third-place finish. The time of 8:07.43 was second on the all-time performance list, two-tenths of a second shy of the program record. C.J. Naper (New Windsor, Md./South Carroll), Cody Crutchley (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) and Russell Morin (Lusby, Md./Patuxent) joined Bowman on the relay.
Rob Kelvey (Westminster, Md./Westminster) just missed another record, placing sixth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:34.00 - 0.49 seconds shy of the program's best mark.
As a team, the McDaniel men finished eighth with 21 points. Haverford won the title with 150 points. The Green Terror women placed 10th with 16 points. The Fords won their fourth consecutive crown with 162 points.
Juris Eyler (Middletown, Md./Middletown) added an eighth-place finish in the 200 with a time of 23.74 seconds before running the leadoff leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished sixth in a combined time of 3:39.61.
Crutchley, Naper and Kyle Levers (Shamong, N.J./Shawnee) joined Eyler on the relay.
Heidi Davidhizer finished seventh in the 55 hurdles with a time of 9.28 - six one-thousandths of a second out of sixth.
Davidhizer anchored Garnett, Nichols and Costa in the 4x400 relay that finished seventh in a time of 4:22.14.
McDaniel opens the outdoor season at the Howard C.C. Invitational on Mar. 21.
Women's Team Scores: 1. Haverford 162, 2. Johns Hopkins 134.5, 3. Muhlenberg 74, 4. Gettysburg 56.5, 5. Dickinson 54, 6. Ursinus 53, 7.Swarthmore 50.5, 8. Bryn Mawr 44.5, 9. Franklin & Marshall 18, 10. McDaniel 16.
McDaniel Results: Mile: 8. Lindsay Wilson 5:14.30^, 16. Roxanne Fleischer 5:38.71; 55 Hurdles Prelims: 7q. Heidi Davidhizar 9.28, 16. Erin Balsamo 10.28; Distance Medley Relay: 5. Jennifer Garnett, Fleischer, Emma Nichols, Lindsay Wilson 13:02.85; 4x800 Relay: 6. Wilson, Nichols, Sarah Costa, Garnett 9:57.89^; 55 Hurdles Finals: 7. Davidhizar 9.28; 800: 12. Nichols 2:31.07, 13. Garnett 2;31.94; 3,000: 5. Wilson 10:13.34^, 25. Fleischer 11:25.25; 4x400 Relay: 7. Garnett, Nichols, Costa, Davidhizar 4:22.14.
Men's Team Scores: 1. Haverford 150, 2. Ursinus 101, 3. Dickinson 100, 4. Muhlenberg 99, 5. Gettysburg 75, 6.Johns Hopkins 73, 7. Franklin & Marshall 34, 8. McDaniel 21, 9. Swarthmore 7.
McDaniel Results: 55 Prelims: 17. Alex Rieser 7.05; Mile: 5. Kevin Bowman 4:23.61^; 55 Hurdles Prelims: 15. Jake Nichols 9.39; 5,000: 6. Rob Kelvey 15:34.00; Distance Medley Relay: 5. C.J. Naper, Juris Eyler, Cody Crutchley, Bowman 10:49.54; 4x800 Relay: 3. Naper, Bowman, Crutchley, Russell Morin 8:07.43; 400: 27. Rieser 56.40; 800: 13. Naper 2:02.49, 19. Crutchley 2:04.84; 200: 7. Eyler 23.74, 25. Rieser 25.24; 3,000: 13. Bowman 8:58.61, 16. Kelvey 9:01.76; 4x400 Relay: 6. Eyler, Crutchley, Naper, Kyle Levers 3:39.61.
^ program record