Baker Equals School 800m Record, Wechsler and Jackson also Excel on Track

Go Leopards! Meghan Baker tied Lafayette's school record with a time of 2:15.36 in the 800m.
Meghan Baker tied Lafayette's school record with a time of 2:15.36 in the 800m.

Feb. 14, 2005

NEW YORK, N.Y. (www.lafayette.edu) - Sophomore Meghan Baker tied the Lafayette record in the 800, and two more men's middle distance runners qualified for the IC4A Championships at the Lafayette-Rider Invitational, held Saturday at The Armory.

Baker finished the 800m in 2:15.36 for a fifth-place finish in the meet, and tied the school record set by Anna Sherman in 2001.

Alex Wechsler ran the 1000m in 2:29.70 to become an IC4A qualifier, and Richard Jackson posted a time of 1:04.99 to qualify at the 500m distance. Wechsler and Jackson join Brian Vail, who has already posted qualifying times in both events. Vail finished third in the 500 with a time of 1:04.72, and Jackson was fourth.

Tyler Jones won the shot put with a toss of 51-8 ½, while Andrew Brown was fifth. Stephen Ekema-Agbaw claimed second in the triple jump with a distance of 45-6 ½, and Jeffrey Silvan was third in the high jump at 5-8 ¾.

Vanessa Youngs placed fifth in the 55m and sixth in the 200m for the Leopard sprinters. Taryn Landers was third in the 3000m with a time of 10:17.45. Emily Cholak (triple jump, 35-8) and Daria Szkwarko (pole vault, 10-10) were both third in their respective events.

Four Lafayette throwers spent Friday at the Thomson Invitational in Newark, Del. Larissa Bellamy and Ashley Harbin were third and fourth in the women's weight, and Jonathan Rowe and Michael DeGregorio finished fourth and fifth on the men's side.

 

 

Thomson Invitational at the University of Delaware

Women's Weight Throw 3. Larissa Bellamy (46-3 ¼) 4. Ashley Harbin (43-3)

Men's Weight Throw 4. Jonathan Rowe (50-5 ¼) 5. Michael DeGregorio (49-7 ¼)

Lafayette-Rider Invitational at The Armory

Women's Results

55m Hurdles 6. Alison Crowley - 8.83 8. Leigh Kalinowski - 8.84 13. Monika Sajduk - 9.36

55m 4. Vanessa Youngs - 7.65 5. Ashley Sanders - 7.74

Mile 7. Kathleen Schultes

500m 9. Deborah Fink - 1:19.58 14. Mary Rollyson - 1:25.32

800m 5. Meghan Baker - 2:15.36 7. Brittany Waldron - 2:18.47

1000m 6. Hannah Tuson - 3:08.50 9. Autumn Karwiel - 3:29.40

200m 6. Vanessa Youngs - 26.51 11. Ashley Sanders - 27.76

3000m 3. Taryn Landers - 10:17.45 6. Amanda Lalley - 10:33.95

4x400m Relay 6. Lafayette - 4:03.98

Shot Put 5. Pamela Glennon (40-9 ½) 7. Andrea Cerbie (38-7 ¾)

Long Jump 4. Emily Cholak (17-5 ¼) 7. Monika Sajduk (16-5)

Triple Jump 3. Emily Cholak (35-8)

Pole Vault 3. Daria Szkwarko (10-10)

High Jump 9. Danielle Silva (4-10 ¼) 10. Emily Battersby (4-10 ¼) 11. Leigh Kalinowski (4-8 ¼)

Men's Results

55m Hurdles 5. Thomas Blenk - 7.90 9. Daniel Sheehan - 8.10 10. Ever Ruiz - 8.18

55m 5. James Strada - 6.55 8. Andre Alleyne - 6.71

Mile 10. Gregory Swiatocha - 4:34.27

500m 3. Brian Vail - 1:04.72 4. Richard Jackson - 1:04.99

800m 6. Matthew Taverna - 1:56.65 9. Aaron Buchman - 1:57.58 12. Peter Reynolds - 1:59.57

1000m 8. Alex Wechsler - 2:29.70 16. Matthew Puglisi - 2:41.14

200m 10. Andre Alleyne - 23.24 14. Thomas Blenk - 23.56 17. Daniel Sheehan - 24.79

3000m 15. Nickolas Baldwin - 9:15.25 17. Kevin Cunningham - 9:22.88 18. John Paul Botti - 9:22.92

4x400m Relay 4. Lafayette - 3:22.02

Shot Put 1. Tyler Jones (51-8 ½) 5. Andrew Brown (45-7 ¾)

Long Jump 9. Ever Ruiz (19-11 ¼) ND. Jeffrey Silvan

Triple Jump 2. Stephen Ekema-Agbaw (45-6 ½)

Pole Vault 5. Kyle Doran (11-11 ¾)

High Jump 3. Jeffrey Silvan (5-8 ¾)

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