Friday, April 29, 2011

2011 Princeton Larry Ellis Inv and JMU Inv. (Friday & Saturday, April 22-23)

Tim Quinn, shown here running the 3K at the
Fred Hardy Invitational on the University of Richmond campus, 
ran 14:08.96 in the 5K
at Princeton's Larry Ellis Invitational.
 We split our team and went to 2 meets this weekend...Princeton's Larry Ellis Invitational and JMU's Invitational...

At Princeton's Larry Ellis Invite:

Tim Quinn placed 8th in the Men's Championships 5K with a time of 14:08.96 which is a 16 second personal best (PR)…For the official results go HERE  
Tim's splits:
66.5/68.0/68.8/67.7=4:30 at 1600M
67.7/69.4/69.6/67.9=9:05 at 3200m
67.8/69.6/67.9/65.0=13:35.9 at 3 miles
32.4=14:08.96 for 5K..
Meaghan McGovern threw a season best (53.96M)
and didn't even get the chance to warm-up.
Meaghan McGovern was 3rd in the hammer throw with a throw of 53.96M (see note below)…results link: HERE... This mark is a 2011 Season best for her.

Erin Lunny ran a personal best (17:27.47)
and had knee surgery lass than 6 weeks ago.
Erin Lunny finished 8th in Heat #2 of the Women's 5K with a personal best time of 17:27.47...Results HERE  ...This is a 18 second personal best. 

Erin's splits:
84/85/84.4/86=5:39 at 1600M
84/83.5/83.2/82.6=11:12 at 3200m (10:32.4 3K split)
83.5/82.7/84.7/82.9=16:46 at 3 mile
40=17:27.47 for 5K
Jenn Ennis raced well to win heat #5 of the 1500M (4:35.49).
Jenn Ennis won heat #5 of the women’s 1500M with a time 4:35.49…This was also a personal best for her… Link to women’s 1500M...Results HERE    

Jenn’s splits:
2:26.7 (72.3)
3:40.0 (73.9)
55.2=4:35.49 for 1500M

Coach Steve Tayor on Princeton's Larry Ellis Invitational:
“It was a good night for us including a season best for Meaghan McGovern and personal bests for Tim Quinn, Jenn Ennis and Erin Lunny. Tim’s effort in the 5K will be close to getting him into the NCAA Regional Championships…Erin ran extremely well, especially considering she had surgery on her knee roughly 6 weeks ago...Jenn raced really well and was aggressive throughout the race...Meaghan's effort is a season best in the hammer throw and was a great performance especially given the adversity of arriving at the competition after warm-ups had ended.  We thought we had more time but we got a call on the way to the competition that the men finished in 25 minutes and the women's elite group was warming up.  Then...we hit every red light...She overcame the lack of warm-up and handled herself really well under much less than ideal preparation and absolutely no warm-up at all.  We are proud of their efforts,” 

Spiders Conclude Larry Ellis Invitational

Senior Tim Quinn came in eighth in the men's 5,000m race.
by KC Rismiller

April 23, 2011
Princeton Results
 PRINCETON, N.J. - Four members of the Spiders' track & field team head back to Richmond, Va. after competing in the Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday. The meet was hosted by Princeton University and held on campus at William Weaver Stadium.
"It was a good night for us, including a season best for Meaghan and personal bests for Tim, Jenn and Erin," said men's head coach Steve Taylor. "Tim's effort in the 5,000m will be close to getting him into the NCAA Regional Championships. Erin also ran extremely well, especially considering she had surgery on her knee roughly 6 weeks ago. We are proud of their efforts."
Redshirt-senior Jenn Ennis took first-place in the fifth heat of the women's 1,500m. Her time of 4:35.49 set a personal best.
In the 5,000m, senior Erin Lunny finished eighth in her heat and set a personal best with a time of 17:27.47.
Junior Meaghan McGovern came in third in the hammer throw competition. She set a 2011 season best with her mark of 53.96m.
Senior Tim Quinn came in eighth and set a personal best in the men's 5,000m race with a time of 14:08.96.

We split the team this weekend...while a few athletes traveled to Princeton the remainder of the team went to the JMU Invitational...Here are a few photos (thanks Jason Skipper) and a recap:

(L-R) Stephanie Paradis, Kelsey McKenna, Devin Cassels, Meghan Hart
and Amanda Caporelli before things got started at the JMU Invitational.
Richmond Wins Five Events At JMU Invitational

The Spiders head to the Penn Relays next weekend.

by KC Rismiller

April 24, 2011

HARRISONBURG, Va. - The University of Richmond track & field team walked away with five wins on Saturday afternoon after competing in Harrisonburg, Va. at the JMU Invitational.

"We had another good day, but still need to improve in several areas," said women's head coach Lori Taylor.

Sophomore Andi DeFonce took first-place in the 800m run (2:17.98), followed by freshman Alyson McGonigle in second-place (2:19.44) and sophomore Stephanie Paradis in sixth (2:25.14).

Andi DeFonce won the 800M.

Darryl Hamilton placed 2nd in the triple jump.

Darryl Hamilton in his first college track & field  meet.

Devin Sullivan in the 3K.
Devin Cassels in the pole vault.
Coach Lawson

Amanda Lineberry in the 4x400M Relay.

Sean Livesey in the Javelin.

Alyson McGonigle, 2nd in the 800M,
shown here in the 4x400M Relay

Matt Mello in the 800M.

Lydia Morton in the 4x400M Relay after the 1500M.

Sarah Nuttycombe in the triple jump.
Molly Parson's after getting 5 stitches in the 3K steeple.
Conor Phelan in the 3K.

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