LeDuc Wins 5000 at New England Division III Championship Pevear Finishes Seventh, Sets PR in Discus Throw for Camels

Mike LeDuc '14
Mike LeDuc '14
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Connecticut College sophomore Mike LeDuc of Canton, Conn. posted a time of 14:36.76 at MIT to win the 5000 meter run at the New England Division III Championship. The Camel men placed 17th with 17 points, while the women scored three points en route to their 26th place showing. Senior Doug Wright (Darien, Conn.) joined LeDuc in the scoring column with an eighth place finish in the 5000, logging a time of 14:52.05 for the Camels. The Camel men placed sixth with two record setting performances in relay events this weekend. In the 4x100 meter relay, the Camel quartet comprised of Rasheed Mitchell, Brian Gooch (Columbia, N.H.), Geoff Phaneuf (Woonsocket, R.I.) and Alex DeShields (Melrose, Mass.) broke their own record with a time of 43.45 seconds. Matt Boudreau (Bridgewater, Mass.), Tristan Cole (St. Helen, Calif.) Ian Rathkey (Old Lyme, Conn.), and Andrew Duarte (Rocky Hill, Conn.) shattered another Camel record in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 7:51.99. The previous record of 7:55 was set at last year's New England Division III Championship. Sophomore Samantha Pevear (Somersworth, N.H.) threw the discus 123 feet, 10 inches in a seventh place scoring for the Camels, setting a personal record at MIT. In the 4x800 meter relay, the Camel quartet of Merry Byrne (Brookside, N.J.), Aly Bonito (Guilford, Conn.), Michelle Wesley (Millwood, N.Y.), and Kerry Dermody (Erieville, N.Y.) posted a season best time of 9:49.04 en route to their eighth place scoring. The 15 aforementioned Camels all garnered All-New England Division III honors for scoring at this weekend's championship. In addition to the scorers, the Camels had some other standout performances. In the 10000 meters, Colin Gallant (Ashford, Conn.) finished in 13th place with a personal record setting time of 32:23.13. In the same event, Brenner Green (Lisbon, Conn.) posted a personal record setting time of 33:11.98 to finish in 21st place. Lianne Swanson (Franklin, Mass.) set a personal record in the 10,000 meters, posting a time of 39:20.32 in a 10th place finish for the Camels. Junior Sarah Matthews (Westwood, Mass.) set a personal record in the 400 meter dash with a time of 59.47 seconds. In the 4x100 meter relay, Vicki Weigold (Glen, N.H.), Sara Gildersleeve (Sharon, Mass.) Gina Deitz (Portland, Ore.) and Matthews logged a time of 51.44 seconds en route to their 15th place finish. Weigold, Amy Klopp (Monroe, Conn.) Matthews and Catherine Hallisey (Wethersfield, Conn.) posted a time of 4:22.78 en route to their ninth place finish in the 4x400 meter relay. In the men's 4x400 meter relay, Geoff Phaneuf, Chris May (Hudson, Ohio,), Billy Barnes (New York, N.Y.) and Dan Post (Pepper Pike, Ohio) posted a time of 3:33.50.in a 17th place finish. In the 100 meter trials, Brian Gooch was 10th with a time of 11.40 seconds and Rasheed Mitchell was 18th in 11.52 seconds. Sara Gildersleeve was 14th in the 100 meter trials with a time of 12.81 seconds.

May 5, 2012

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