Sunday, April 18, 2010

Princeton's Larry Ellis Meet Produces PRs

Plenty of PRs were scored at Friday night's races at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton.
In the men's 1500, Carl Mackenzie (pictured above) came first in a new PR of 3:44.47 and Mathew Mildenhall was 4th in his new PR of 3:45.97. Both Mackenzie and Mildenhall are now qualified for the NCAA regional meet at 1500. Brian Tetreault also established a new 1500 PR, coming 29th of 73 competitors in 3:52.35.
At 800, Cody Harper went 1:50.76, Jason Apwah was close behind in 1:51.48. Also in that race, Joe Capecci set a PR in finishing in 1:53.20. Others included Matt Wickler (1:53.55), Chris Williams (1:55.94) and Mark Hogan (1:56.64).
Four new PRs were established by Villanova runners at 5000 meters. Brian Long ran an NCAA regional qualifier in 14:07.94, besting his previous PR by 8.5 seconds. Dan Lewis (14:16.81, -35 seconds), Bobby Papazian (14:21.05, -13 seconds), and Matt Kane (14:34.58, -15 seconds) all established big PRs as well.
Hugo Beamish ran close to his own 9:11 PR in the steeple, coming home in 9:12.68.

On the women's side, Ellen Dougherty qualified for the NCAA regional meet with her 4:25.64 third-place finish in the 1500. Ali Smith (4:33.39) and Kaitlyn Tallman (4:37.65) also competed at 1500.
Sarah Morrison ran 11:00.42 to finish 12th in the steeple, while Meghan Smith ran 11:38.54 and Kaitlin O'Sullivan went 11:51.53.

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