Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 2- 2011 Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships

Andrew Benford battled the flu all week but didn't let that slow him down at the 2011 Atlantic 10 Conference Indoor Championships...After winning the 5000M on Friday in a time of 14:32.21 he returned on Saturday to win the 3000M race in a new A-10 Meet Record (8:18.27). Benford covered the final 800M of the 3K in 2:05 and his final 400M in under 60 seconds...In the 5K on Friday he covered the final 800M in 2:07. (Dan Petty photo)

X'auntasia Johnson placed 6th in the long jump (5.56M-18'03") on Friday and returned to place third in the women's triple jump with a mark of 12.05m (39'-06.50") on Saturday. A great weekend by X'auntasia. (Dan Petty Photo)

Tremayne Graham placed fourth in the 55M dash with a time of 6.51. He also placed seventh in the 200m dash finals with a time of 22.53. Graham is coming off a stellar football season for the Spiders. (Dan Petty Photo)

Matt Mello ran a personal best of 1:56.45 to place 8th in the 800M final. (Dan Petty photo)

Graham in the 55M dash final... (Dan Petty Photo)


Benford Nabs Two Golds Over A-10 Championship Weekend

by KC Rismiller

Feb. 19, 2011

Complete Results

Kingston, R.I. - The Richmond women's track & field team took 11th and the men's team finished ninth as the 2011 Atlantic 10 Indoor Track & Field Championship came to a close on Saturday in Kingston, R.I.

Redshirt-senior Andrew Benford was the highlight of the weekend with two first-place finishes in both the 3,000m and 5,000m runs. On Friday, Benford completed the 5,000m run in 14:32.21. Today, Benford finished the 3,000m run in 8:18.27, followed by sophomores Levi Grandt in 11th (8:38.11) and Chris York in 15th (8:51.10).

In the men's 55m dash finals, senior Tremayne Graham placed fourth with a time of 6.51. He also placed seventh in the 200m dash finals with a time of 22.53.

Senior Matt Mello came in eighth-place in the 800m run finals (1:56.45)...

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Andrew Benford wins gold in the men's 5,000m race.

Men Sixth, Women Eighth After Day One Of A-10 Championships

by KC Rismiller

Feb. 18, 2011

- As day one of the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track & Field Conference Championships comes to a close, the Spider men are in sixth and the women are in eighth-place heading into Saturday's competition.

"Our men did well today," said men's head coach Steve Taylor. "Andrew Benford's win in the 5K was great... Tremayne Graham made the finals in the 55M and 200M dashes and Matt Mello ran a big personal best in the 800M to make finals. Tomorrow we need everyone to compete like they did today. It's going to be a great meet tomorrow."

Redshirt-senior Andrew Benford clinched the Spiders only first-place victory for day one of the A-10 Championships. He claimed gold in the men's 5,000m run with a time of 14:32.21. Senior Tim Quinn followed in fifth-place (14:48.74) and redshirt-senior Jon Wilson finished seventh (15:05.52).

Senior Tremayne Graham had a successful day, qualifying for two event finals. He placed second in the 55m dash preliminaries with a time of 6.47. Graham also qualified for the men's 200m dash with a time of 22.50 and an eighth-place finish. Both the 55m and 200m dash finals are set for Saturday.

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At the train station in Kingston, RI following the meet on Saturday evening. That's a lot Jet Blue for cancelling our flight!
Tremayne Graham and Grace Gibson ready for our train ride.

Levi Grandt and Ellis Mays talk with Kyle Ragan.

Chelsea Babcock, Emma Berry, Lydia Morton, Jenn Ennis and Chris York at the Kingston, RI train station.

Coach Lawson settling the tickets.

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