March 28, 2009
RICHMOND, Va. - Nicol Traynor won the women's 1,500-meter run, Sean Welsh won the men's 1,500 on the final day of competition at the 5th Annual Fred Hardy Invitational.
Traynor ran a 4:33.64 to finish almost seven seconds ahead of Virginia Tech's Lauren Lemieux.
Welsh won the men's 1,500 in a time of 3:55.25, three seconds ahead of Virginia Tech's Nick McLaughlin.
Beth Kelly (5,000) and Meaghan McGovern (hammer) also won events for the Spiders on Friday.
Amy Van Alstine ran a school record 9:50.10 in the 3,000 meters, taking second. Heather Roush broke Monica Howard's school discus record from last spring, throwing 45.23 meters, but Howard came back to reclaim her school record with a heave of 45.60 to finish second. Roush placed third in the discus and was fifth in the javelin with a throw of 34.63 meters.
Megan Ney finished fourth in the 200 dash in 26.08 and took fifth in the triple jump at 10.94 meters. Geneen Dore took eighth in the triple jump at 10.82 and also took eighth in the 100 dash in 12.84.
Alex Oszustowicz finished ninth in the javelin with a throw of 30.15 meters, while Andi Defonce was 10th in the 800 in 2:21.75 and Diana Filtz was 10th in the 1,500 in 5:07.00.
Following Van Alstine in the 3,000 were Jenn Ennis in fifth (10:21.84), Erin Lunny in sixth (10:24.80), Alyssa Mankin in ninth (10:39.48) and Karen Guthrie in 10th (10:47.74).
On the men's side, Andrew Benford, who had finished second in the 3,000 steeplechase on Friday, finished fourth in the 3,000 on Saturday in a time of 8:20.61. Tim Quinn placed seventh in the 3,000 in 8:28.04
Jeff Stojny finished third in the 800 in 1:54.88 and Greg Hoffman was eighth in 1:59.56. Chris Eccleston took fourth in the javelin with a throw of 52.38 meters and Garrett Graham took sixth in the 1,500 in 4:00.56. Steve Rachman finished 10th in the 200 in 22.95 seconds.
The Spiders return to action next Friday and Saturday at the Duke Invitational.