Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Richmond Spiders on 2011 U.S. Track & Field Performance List

U.S. Track & Field News recently released their 2011 year end national track & field performance rankings and the University of Richmond had several athletes on the list….Women’s 4X1500M, Andrew Benford (3KSC), Nicol Traynor (3KSC) and Matt Llano (10K)…See lists below: 

University of Richmond Head Coach Lori Taylor encourages one of 10 Richmond Spider athletes competing in 12 different events at the first round of the 2011 NCAA DI Track & Field Championships in Indiana. The Spiders ended the year with 5 NCAA All-American honorees (Andrew Benford-3KSC-2011, Matt Llano-10K-2010, Heather Roush-Javelin-2011, Nicol Traynor-3KSC-2011, Amy Van Alstine-5K-2011).  (Dan Petty Photo)
Spider Head Coach, Steve Taylor
before the 2011 USATF Sr and Jr National Championships
in Eugene, Oregon. 
(Dan Petty Photo)
The Spiders 4x1500M Relay placed 5th (17:58.28) in the 2011 Penn Relays Championship of America Race and achieved the 7th fastest time in the U.S. for the year (R-L- The team members and their splits:  Nicol Traynor-JR-4:23.2-2nd leg, Amy Van Alstine-SR-4:19.7-1st leg, Alli Mannon-FR-4:34.9-4th leg  and Jenn Ennis-SR-4:40.5-3rd leg).  

4 x 1500-2011 U.S. Performance List
17:25.19......Boston College...........................4/29........ Penn R Univ
17:25.65......Georgetown................................4/29........ Penn R Univ
17:28.12......Villanova.....................................4/29........ Penn R Univ
17:47.83+....Minnesota...................................4/28....... Drake R Univ
17:50.45......Princeton....................................4/29........ Penn R Univ
**5 performances by 5 teams**
17:58.07+....Iowa............................................4/28....... Drake R Univ
17:58.28......Richmond...................................4/29........ Penn R Univ
18:07.70......Duke...........................................4/29........ Penn R Univ
18:11.51.......Arkansas....................................4/08................Texas R
18:12.17......Texas..........................................4/29........ Penn R Univ
(10)
18:15.11+.....Iowa State..................................4/28....... Drake R Univ
18:15.65......Indiana.......................................4/29........ Penn R Univ
18:22.60+.... Illinois.........................................4/28....... Drake R Univ
18:27.31......Mississippi State........................4/29........ Penn R Univ
18:28.52......Dartmouth..................................3/25.............Raleigh R
18:29.19+....Georgia......................................4/28....... Drake R Univ
18:29.42......La Salle......................................4/29........ Penn R Univ
18:34.38......LSU............................................4/08................Texas R
18:35.80+....Nebraska....................................4/28....... Drake R Univ
18:57.17+....Wichita State..............................4/22.....Kansas R Univ

Andrew Benford ran 8:39.71 in the 3K steeplechase, also earned All-America honors and qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.  His time places him #19 on the 2011 U.S. national performance list and 9th U.S. collegian.  In addition to his effort in the steeple he also ran 13:55.88 in the 5,000M at the Mt. SAC Relays.    

3K STEEPLE-2011 U.S. Performance List
8:17.27........Bill Nelson (New Balance)..........7/22.......... Monaco DL
8:19.10........Ben Bruce (OTC).......................7/22............ Barcelona
8:22.44........———Nelson.............................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
8:23.27........ Kyle Alcorn (Nike).......................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
8:23.36........Brian Olinger (Reebok)..............8/05........... London DL
8:25.95........Dan Huling (Reebok)..................6/04...........Eugene DL
8:26.00........———Bruce...............................5/15........Shanghai DL
8:26.16........———Bruce...............................7/16.............. Heusden
8:26.38........Donnie Cowart (RMt).................7/24............. Lapinlahti
8:26.88........———Alcorn..............................6/04...........Eugene DL
**10 performances by 6 performers**
8:28.52........ Steve Slattery (unat)..................5/15........Shanghai DL
8:30.78........Josh McAdams (New Balance)..6/25.................USATF
8:31.52........Derek Scott (unat)......................4/14............... Mt. SAC
8:32.14........*Donn Cabral (Prin)....................6/10...................NCAA
(10)
8:36.10........*Travis Mahoney (Tem)..............5/27...........NCAA East
8:36.40........*Andrew Poore (In).....................6/10...................NCAA
8:36.69........John Ricardi (Brooks).................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
8:36.98........-Steve Finley (Or).......................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
8:37.54........ -Justin Tyner (AF).......................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
8:37.74........-John Sullivan (Stan)..................6/10...................NCAA
8:37.96........-Brett Hales (Web).....................6/10...................NCAA
8:38.48........Adu Dentamo (Brooks)...............5/01......... Cardinal Inv
8:39.12........*De’Sean Turner (In)..................6/10...................NCAA
8:39.71.......-Andrew Benford (Richmond).....5/27......NCAA East
(20)
8:40.31........-David Adams (Nb).....................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
8:40.32........*Benjamin Johnson (Stan).........6/08...................NCAA
8:40.42........*Cory Leslie (OhSt)....................6/23.................USATF
8:40.79........-Adrien Dannemiller (Corn)........5/27...........NCAA East
8:41.23........Corey Nowitzke (Mizuno)...........5/21......... Indianapolis
8:41.35........Jordan Fife (Brooks)...................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
8:41.59........*Craig Forys (Mi)........................6/08...................NCAA
8:44.00........Jordan Desilets (unat)................6/04.............. Nashville
8:44.98........***Ryan Haebe (WnCo)..............4/14.........Mt. SAC OD
8:45.01........*Matt Cleaver (Ga).....................5/27...........NCAA East
(30)
8:45.40........Adam Green (unat)....................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
8:45.42........-Ryan McDermott (Duke)...........4/22.....................ACC
8:46.62........*Andy Weatherford (In)..............5/27...........NCAA East
8:47.25........Cameron Bean (Zap).................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
8:47.29........*Jason Cusack (VaT).................4/22.....................ACC
8:47.56........Zach Ripley (Play)......................5/21......... Indianapolis
8:48.45........ *Kyle Engnell (Il).........................4/14.........Mt. SAC OD
8:48.54........Kyle Perry (New Balance)..........4/14............... Mt. SAC
8:48.63........*David Goodman (WnCo)..........5/27................NCAA II
8:48.64........**Jacob Cosby (BYU).................5/27..........NCAA West

Nicol Traynor ran 10:02.94 in the 3K steeplechase at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America honors and qualify for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.  The Spider juniors time places her #19 on the U.S. national performance list, 8th U.S. collegian and the 5th underclassman.  Additionally, Traynor ran performances of 16:10.37 in the 5,000M and 4:23.2 in the 1500M during the season.   

3K STEEPLE-2011 U.S. Performance List
9:37.16........*Emma Coburn (Co)...................8/06........... London DL
9:38.42........———Coburn.............................8/27..............World Ch
9:38.92........Bridget Franek (OTC).................6/11........New York DL
9:39.48........Sara Hall (Asics)........................5/26..............Rome DL
9:40.24........———Franek.............................8/06........... London DL
9:40.51........———Coburn.............................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
9:40.51........———Franek.............................9/18..........D├ęcaNation
9:40.63........Delilah DiCrescenzo (NYNJ)......7/10....Birmingham DL
9:41.12........-Stephanie Garcia (Va)...............7/30.....................Gent
9:41.14........———Coburn.............................6/11...................NCAA
**10 performances by 5 performers**
9:43.95........ Lisa Aguilera (Nike)....................5/21.......... Eagle Rock
9:47.03........Lindsey Allen (McME)................7/30.....................Gent
9:51.26........Shayla Houlihan (Brooks)..........7/30.....................Gent
9:53.12........*Rebeka Stowe (Ks)...................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
9:53.66........Mason Cathey (Saucony)...........6/24.................USATF
(10)
9:55.17........Nicole Bush (New Balance).......6/11........New York DL
9:56.37........**Shalaya Kipp (Co)...................6/11...................NCAA
9:56.82........Stephanie Pezzullo (SunE)........5/21.......... Eagle Rock
9:57.51........*Alyssa Kulik (Clem)...................6/11...................NCAA
9:59.16........Lesley Higgins (NYAC)...............7/30.....................Gent
10:00.78......-Ashley Higginson (Prin)............5/28...........NCAA East
10:02.18......Jamie Cheever (TMn)................4/14..........Mt SAC OD
10:02.55...... -Claire Michel (Or)......................5/28..........NCAA West
10:02.94...... *Nicol Traynor (Richmond)....6/09...............NCAA
......................Lindsay Sundell (unat)...............6/24.................USATF
(20)
10:03.32......Juliane Masciana (InI)................5/21......... Indianapolis
10:03.38......Erin Bedell (McME)....................6/24.................USATF
10:03.74......***Melanie Thompson (Or).........6/09...................NCAA
10:04.85......Kara June (TRogue)...................6/24.................USATF
10:05.89......-Sarah Pease (In).......................6/09...................NCAA
10:07.18......Lois Ricardi Keller (CNW)..........5/01......... Cardinal Inv
10:08.44......*Katie Hursey (Syr)....................5/28...........NCAA East
10:08.46......Kristen Hemphill (BouRC)..........4/14................ Mt SAC
10:08.83......Mary Dell (KeyE)........................4/28.................Penn R
10:09.50......-Keara Thomas (UNCC).............5/07............Atlantic 10
(30)
10:09.54......*Hannah Moen (Az)....................6/24.................USATF
10:09.88......Jane Rudkin (unat).....................5/21.......... Eagle Rock
10:11.44.......-Kara DeWalt (Mt)......................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
10:11.57.......*Meghan Cunningham (Ct)........5/28...........NCAA East
10:11.77.......-Margaret Callahan (Az).............5/28..........NCAA West
10:12.04......*Katy Andrews (BYU).................4/14................ Mt SAC
10:12.87......Sarah Madebach (TRogue)........6/04.............. Nashville
10:13.42......Andrea Parker (unat)..................6/11......... Indianapolis
10:14.94......-Rowena Tam (Cal)....................5/28..........NCAA West
10:15.43......Rena Chesser (unat)..................6/04.............. Nashville


Matt Llano ran 28:43.30 in the 10K to achieve the 31st fastest time in the U.S. for 2011.  His mark also ranks #8 among U.S. collegians.  Llano earned NCAA All-American honors in the event  in 2010.  After graduating with a triple major this past spring he now runs for Team USA Minnesota (read more HERE).  (Dan Petty Photo)

10,000 METERS-2011 U.S. Performance List
26:48.00......Galen Rupp (Nike).....................9/16......... Brussels DL
27:24.67......Bobby Curtis (Reebok)...............5/01......... Cardinal Inv
27:26.84......———Rupp................................8/28..............World Ch
27:28.19......Tim Nelson (Nike)......................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
27:28.22......Matt Tegenkamp (Nike)..............5/01......... Cardinal Inv
27:51.78......Scott Bauhs (adidas)..................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
27:57.42......Ryan Vail (Brooks).....................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
27:57.88......Aaron Braun (McME).................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
28:07.52......Brian Olinger (Reebok)..............5/01......... Cardinal Inv
28:11.00.......Bobby Mack (unat).....................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
**10 performances by 9 performers**
28:12.25......Jorge Torres (Reebok)...............5/01......... Cardinal Inv
(10)
28:16.65......Ben True (ITA)............................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
28:24.33......Charlie Serrano (ICR)................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
28:24.53......Stephen Haas (New Balance)....5/01......... Cardinal Inv
28:26.59......Jason Hartmann (Nike)..............5/01......... Cardinal Inv
28:26.65......*Chris Derrick (Stan)..................6/10...................NCAA
28:27.31......-Jake Riley (Stan).......................6/10...................NCAA
28:29.69......Robert Cheseret (USAr).............3/25......... Stanford Inv
28:29.71......Nick Arciniaga (McME)...............5/01......... Cardinal Inv
28:30.07......Christopher Landry (unat)..........5/01......... Cardinal Inv
28:31.15......James Strang (unat)...................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
(20)
28:33.47......*Luke Puskedra (Or)..................6/10...................NCAA
28:34.50......**Michael Fout (FlSt)..................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
28:37.20......Tim Ritchie (BAA).......................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
28:38.46......David Jankowski (Zap)...............10/29.......Bloomington
28:39.39......David Nightingale (unat).............5/01......... Cardinal Inv
28:41.56......**Joe Bosshard (Co)..................6/10...................NCAA
28:41.62......*Dustin Emerick (SnIn)...............4/14............... Mt. SAC
28:41.65......Chris Clark (Zap)........................10/29.......Bloomington
28:42.10......Ryan Sheehan (Hansons)..........5/01......... Cardinal Inv
28:42.71...... -Jeff Schirmer (SnIl)...................4/14............... Mt. SAC
(30)
28:43.30......-Matt Llano (Richmond).........5/01......... Cardinal Inv
28:43.34...... **Elliot Krause (Wi).....................4/14............... Mt. SAC
28:45.91......*Colby Lowe (OkSt)....................3/25......... Stanford Inv
28:46.73......Chris Rombough (TMn)..............5/01......... Cardinal Inv
28:47.34......Jimmy Grabow (ICR)..................5/01......... Cardinal Inv
28:47.59......Scott MacPherson (TRE)...........4/14............... Mt. SAC
28:47.69...... -Elliott Heath (Stan)....................3/25......... Stanford Inv
28:48.02......*Andrew Poore (In).....................3/25......... Stanford Inv
28:48.44......**Eric Fernandez (Ar).................3/25......... Stanford Inv
28:49.82......Sean Quigley (Pum)...................5/01......... Cardinal Inv





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