Track and Field, Outdoor 2015:

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun May 24, 2015 6:11 am

MCDONOUGH EARNS ALL-AMERICAN HONOR IN TAKING 6TH IN STEEPLECHASE

CANTON, N.Y. -- Colby College junior Alanna McDonough (Andover, Mass.) is an All-American and had her best time ever in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in taking sixth place at the NCAA Division III Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at St. Lawrence University.

McDonough had a successful day with her time of 10:42.03. A two-time New England Small College Athletic Conference champion in the steeplechase, McDonough's previous best time was 10:44.48.

“Alanna is amazing, such a competitor. She raced exactly like she wanted to, around the front and fighting for position the whole way,” said Colby men’s track and field head coach Jared Beers, who coaches the steeplechase runners for both programs. “To have your best race of the year when it matters the most is extraordinarily difficult and enough good things can’t be said about it.”

In last year's NCAA meet, McDonough finished in 10th place in 10:54.58. She had a clocking of 10:49.64 in Thursday's preliminary race when the field went from 22 to Saturday's 14 for the final.

Washington (Mo.) University senior Lucy Cheadle defended her national title in a dominating way. She had a winning time of 10:25.32 after capturing last year's national title in 10:20.06.

Hannah Cole of Williams College placed second, nearly seven seconds back in 10:32.03. Cornell College's Sanjuanita Martinez placed third with a 10:39.82. Cole is just a sophomore and was edged out by McDonough for the NESCAC title.

Places four to seven were a scramble at the end of the race. Willamette's Michaela Freeby was fourth in 10:41.63, Geneseo's Jacquelin Huber edged out McDonough in 10:41.89, and Oberlin's Carey Lyons was just behind in seventh with a 10:42.77.

McDonough went to the start line way outside in the 13th position, but got off to a great start and quickly got into a good position in the field. After about two laps, McDonough spent nearly the entire race in the fifth spot.
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Re: Track and Field, Outdoor 2015:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun May 24, 2015 6:13 am

NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships

Ruginski Finishes Second in Triple Jump

CANTON, N.Y. -- University of Southern Maine senior Jamie Ruginski (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) earned the eighth All-American citation of his career Saturday when he finished second in the triple jump at the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships held this weekend at St. Lawrence University.

Ruginski posted a mark of 15.43 meters (50-7 ½) to take the runner-up spot in the event behind senior Chris Perry of Bridgewater State University. Perry jumped a career-best 15.52 meters (50-11) to win the event.

Ruginski and Perry were tied for the lead after the first of six rounds as each jumped 15.08 (49-5 ¾) meters. Ruginski took the lead in the second round with a mark of 15.37 meters (50-5 ¼) while Perry fouled on his attempt. Perry took the lead for good in the third round with his winning jump. Ruginski also had his best jump in the third round.

Neither jumper could improve on their mark in the final round of three jumps. Perry backed up his career-best jump with a jump 15.51 meters (50-10 ¾) on his fourth attempt while Ruginski posted a jump of 15.40 (50-6 ¼) in the fifth round.

For his three-year career at USM, Ruginski won four national titles (three triple jump, one long jump), had three runner-up finishes and one third-place finish to collect his eight All-American citations.

During the first day of competition on Thursday, Ruginski won the long jump title when he landed a school record leap of 7.47 meters (24-6 ¼).



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Re: Track and Field, Outdoor 2015:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun May 24, 2015 6:14 am

Women’s College Track & Field
NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships

Dostie Runner-Up in 400-Meter Hurdles

CANTON, N.Y. -- University of Southern Maine senior Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) smashed the school record for the 400-meter hurdles en route to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships held this weekend at St. Lawrence University.

Running in lane three, Dostie covered the distance in a time of 1 minute, 0.13 seconds to finish second among the nine competitors in the final. Senior Marissa Mahr of the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse held off a surging Dostie to win the title with her time of 59.95 seconds.

Dostie eclipsed the previous school record time of 1:00.80 set by Hannah Wiley in May 2012, and took 0.83 seconds off her previous career best time of 1:00.96 set eight days ago at the ECAC Division III Outdoor Championships. Dostie qualified for Saturday’s final running the fourth quickest time (1:01.45) in the preliminary round on Thursday.

With her runner-up finish, Dostie earned her second All-American citation of the year. She received her first All-American honor during the indoor season when she finished seventh in the pentathlon. Dostie is the sixth USM female track and field athlete to earn outdoor All-America honors, and the first since Bethany Dumas (javelin) and Molly Carl (3,000-meter steeplechase) in 2012.



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