Baker and Vail set School 800m Records at IC4A/ECAC Championships
March 6, 2005
BOSTON, Mass. (www.lafayette.edu) - Meghan Baker and Brian Vail both set school records at the 800m distance, and Vail gathered All-East mention for his appearance in the finals at the IC4A/ECAC Indoor Track and Field Championships, held Saturday and Sunday in Boston.
Baker, a sophomore, shattered the women's 800m record by nearly two seconds with a time of 2:13.37. She had equaled Anna Sherman's previous record of 2:15.36, set in 2001, this season on Feb. 12 at the Armory. Baker placed 16th in the prelims.
Vail completed an outstanding freshman indoor track season with All-East honors in the 800m on Sunday, a day after breaking the school record that had stood since Warren Sayre ran a 1:52.80 in 1993. Vail ran a 1:52.77 to place ninth and qualify for the last spot in the finals. On Sunday, Vail posted a 1:53.98 which was good for seventh. All-East accolades are given to competitors who finish in the top eight of their event.
Another school record nearly fell in the 500m, as senior Richard Jackson was one one-hundredth of a second off of the 1:04.31 pace set by Brian Meyers in 2000. The record holder in the outdoor 400m hurdles, Jackson finished 12th in the prelims.