Dick Shea Invitational - 2008

Dick Shea Invitational
West Point, NY
Saturday, March 29, 2008

Event 37  Women 5000 Meter Run
    Name                    Year School                  Seed     Finals 
  1 Schoeneman, Stephanie        ARMY                18:00.00   18:43.41  
  2 Kennedy, Elizabeth           Colgate             18:50.00   18:46.24  
  3 Newman, Alexandra            Unattached          18:30.00   18:46.70  
  4 Giacometti, Lisa             Syracuse            18:40.00   18:46.98  
  5 Bredice, Melissa             St. Rose            19:50.00   19:11.27  
  6 Amitrani, Sara               Stevens             18:40.00   19:29.51  
  7 Goncalves, Emily             Syracuse            18:40.00   19:36.28  
  8 Danczyk, Anne                ARMY                19:10.00   19:47.79  
  9 Morel, Lindsey               Syracuse            19:00.00   20:09.23  
 10 Ostrowsky, Sharon            Syracuse            19:10.00   20:16.61  
 11 Smith, Joanne                St. Rose            21:00.00   20:17.11  
 12 Nagy, Annie                  ARMY                19:15.00   20:26.98  
 13 Lucie, Meaghan               St. Rose            19:50.00   20:30.06  
 14 Hastedt, Monica              St. Rose            20:45.00   21:06.07  

Comments on the Meet:

he Army women's track and field team claimed 10 first-place finishes at the Dick Shea Invite on Saturday at Shea Stadium in West Point. Nicole Brechue and Annie Taft each won two events while Meghan Curran and Ashley Morgan posted two of the top-ten times in Army history in the 10,000-meter run to lead the Black Knights.

On a cold and gusty day, Curran opened the meet by claiming the top honor in the 10,000-meter run. The junior posted a time of 37:06.90 en route to winning the race. Her time qualifies her for the ECAC Championships and is the seventh-fastest time in Army history.

Curran was joined by sophomore Ashley Morgan in the 10,000m. Morgan placed third in a time of 37:40.40, narrowly missing the ECAC standard of 37:40.00. Her time was the eighth-fastest time in Academy history.

Brechue claimed the top honors in the shot put and the discus events. The senior landed a throw of 12.18 meters to win the shot put and 42.16 meters to win the discus.

Army swept the top three places in the shot put with Geryah White placing second (12.16m) and Kelcee Moody placing third (12.04m).

Taft picked up wins in the 100-meter hurdles and long jump for the Black Knights. The sophomore claimed the top spot in the short hurdles with a time of 15.42 seconds and won the long jump with a leap of 5.25 meters. She was joined in the long jump by sophomore Angela Jenkins, who placed second with a leap of 5.25 meters. In the 100-meter hurdles, freshman Tonya Stallard claimed third-place with a time of 15.60 seconds.

Senior captain Kim Maxwell, who led the heptathlon after day one, closed out the final day of competition to secure the win in the event. She won the seven event competition with a final score of 3,951 points. Stallard placed second with 3,520 points with Lenora Earley in third at 2,643 points.

Brittany Greene and Tiffany Hulse claimed the top-two places in the women's javelin. Greene won the event with a throw of 38.65 meters with Hulse placing second with a toss of 31.35 meters.

Freshman Carissa Hauck won her second-straight 400-meter hurdle race as she posted a time of 1:08.05 to beat the field by over two seconds. Army swept the top-three places with Lauryn Wierda placing second in 1:10.42 and Latoya Hall placing third in 1:10.79.

Sophomore Stephanie Schoeneman claimed the top honor in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:43.41.

Army also got second-place finishes from LaShaunda Dupree, who leaped 10.32 meters in the triple jump, and the 4x400-meter relay team.

Freshman Kasandra Clark and junior Ellen Sutey each finished third in the vertical jumps. Clark claimed third-place in the pole vault with a clearance of 3.05 meters while Sutey was third in the high jump with a leap of 1.60 meters.

The Black Knights also got third-place showings from Cynthea Tossie (hammer throw, 44.54m), Margaret Kim (3,000m steeplechase, 12:31.42), Toni Oestmann (1,500m, 5:01.62) and Hallie Huggins (100m, 12.99).

Army will split the team next weekend, sending some athletes to Auburn University and others to the University of Pennsylvania. The Black Knights next home meet, the annual Army-Navy meet, is scheduled for Friday, April 11.