WESTFIELD, Mass. - Day one of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships concluded on Tuesday, May 17 at the Jerry Gravel Track on the campus of Westfield State University.
After the first day of competition, Farmingdale State College and Misericordia University hold the team leads for the men and women respectively. FSC currently holds the lead by one point with 33, over Brandeis with 22, while Stevenson stands in third place with 26 points.
Junior Jyaire Ewa (Stamford, Conn.) won the Hammer with a throw of 57.95, which is the school record by a considerable margin, which ranks him #5 in the Nation.
Freshman Wendell Brand Jr. (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) placed second in the Triple Jump with a personal best of 45' 10" (13.97m).
Freshman James O'Brien (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) placed 5th in the 3,000m Steeplechase in 10:00.73.
Sophomore Chad George (Levittown, N.Y.) ran a 10.77 in the 100m Prelims to qualify for the final on Thursday.
More highlights from the meet...
Mary Kate Duncan of Moravian University took home the gold medal in the women's javelin event with a throw of 45.82 meters. Teammate Nicole Capuano placed second (40.45m) with Zoe Harris of Frostburg State University taking home the bronze (38.08m).
On the men's side, Whitton DeVaux of Springfield College threw for 63.45 meters to claim the gold while Robert Condo of Moravian (60.54m) took silver and Tanner Erisman from Franklin & Marshall University (56.67) received the bronze.
Brandeis University freshman Jessie Moore leads the heptathlon through four events thanks to first-place showings in the 200m dash and high jump events. Brandeis freshman Jack Allan leads the decathlon through five events with first-place finishes in all.
Springfield's Carly Markos reset her own program record with a 56.62-meter throw in the women's hammer event, placing her in first. Jackie Finnegan from Moravian threw 47.86 meters landing her in second place while Lauren Dioses of Stevenson University took third with a mark of 47.40m.
Jyaire Ewa of Farmingdale State placed first in the men's hammer throw with a 57.95m mark. John Lowery of Frostburg came in second with a 51.80m throw followed by teammate John Kerns (47.12m).
In women's pole vault event, Ashley Craig from Westfield St. University cleared 3.35 meters in two attempts to place first. Melanie Packard of Grove City and Haley Yenchik from Penn State Behrend tied for second throwing 3.35 meters in three attempts.
Luke Patten from PSB took the top spot in the men's pole vault clearing 5.01 meters. Zach Curran of Alfred State University claimed second (4.75m) and Sherman King rounded out the podium with a 4.45-meter clearance.
The gold medal for the women's triple jump went to Tristan Bevans from Hunter College who jumped for 11.43m. Evelyn Nkanga from NYU took silver with an 11.17m jump. Angeles Anunagba from City College of New York rounded out the podium with an 11.15m jump.
The men's side saw the top three triple jumpers come within hundredths of meters of one another. Stevenson's Kenneth Scott-Kelow recorded 13.98m for first place; Wendell Brand of Farmingdale took second at 13.97m and Olutobi Olugbenga of Misericordia cleared 13.96m.
In the women's 3,000 steeplechase, Westfield's Jessie Cardin crossed the line first with a time of 11:42.67. Bethany Killmon of Misericordia finished second with a time of 11:49.46 and Megan Davis from NYU clocked in at 11:56.87.
On the men's side, Drew Thibault from Grove City took first with a 9:46.91 finish. He is joined on the podium by Greg Jaindl from Moravian (9:55.84) and Michael Whalen from Franklin & Marshall (10:00.09).
Farmingdale took home the gold in the men's 4x40m relay with a finish of 3:14.64. Brandeis University came in second with a time of 3:19.34, just .44 seconds ahead of Misericordia who took the bronze (3:19.78).
In the women's 4x400m relay, PSU-Behrend came in first with a time of 4:07.67 while Gwynedd-Mercy took silver with a 4:10.51 finish.
The men's 5,000-meter run, Langston Gash from Stevenson crossed the line first with a time of 15:17.51. Ryan Stender from Brandeis came in second with a 15:26.47 finish and Harley Moyer from Washington & Jefferson University came in third at 15:21.31.
On the women's side, Sabrina Herrmann from NYU finished in 18:38.95 to claim the gold while
Maddie Dolins from Brandeis took silver with a 19:06.46 finish.
The final event of the day was the 10,000-meter run. Liam Garvey from Brandeis took first, finishing with a time of 32:48.85, just a notch ahead of Alfred University's Kevin Dixon (32:50.12). Ryan Siegel from Stevenson rounded out the podium with a time of 33:23.65 for third.
Misericordia took the top two spots on the women's side. Meredith Hartz came in first (37:55.52) followed by teammate Clare Schoen (38:30.97). Alex Demo from Salve Regina took bronze clocking in at 40:38.44.
The 2017 ECAC Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships will continue at Westfield State University on Thursday with the day's competition slated to begin with the men's decathlon and women's heptathlon at 10 a.m.
Live results can be found here.
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