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Krystina Choinski '15 and Yuwen Michelson '17 lead the Hamilton College women's indoor track & field program into 2014-15. Choinski is a two-time member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) all-conference team and made the 2013 New York State Collegiate Track Conference (NYSCTC) all-conference team for her performances in the 1,000-meter run. Michelson finished third in the long jump at the 2014 ECAC Division III Indoor Championships and earned all-conference honors.

A recap of last season's highlights wouldn't be complete without mentioning Sarah Ohanesian '14, who graduated last May. Ohanesian set the program record in the mile with a time of 5:06.48. She finished second in the event at the NYSCTC indoor championships and was sixth at the ECAC indoor meet. She made the all-conference team for both organizations.

Hamilton hosts meets on campus at Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. The facility received major renovations in the summer of 2010, including a state-of-the-art Mondo FX surface that rivals any program in Division III. The Continentals host an invitational on January 31 this year. Student-athletes may qualify for the NYSCTC championships, the ECAC Division III championships and the NCAA Division III championships. The 2015 national meet is at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Hamilton also travels to invitationals at Colgate University, SUNY Brockport, Rochester Institute of Technology and Ithaca College.

Muriel Schwinn '13 enjoyed a remarkable rookie season in 2010 when she set team records in the 55- and 60-meter dash and the long jump. She earned NYSCTC all-conference honors for taking third place in the 55 meters and long jump at the championship meet. She went on to make the NYSCTC all-conference team as a sophomore and a junior for the 55 meters, the 200-meter dash and the long jump.

Long and triple jump standout Akilah Bond '09 earned All-America honors for finishing seventh in the triple jump at the 2007 and 2009 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships. Bond just missed a third All-America award in 2008 when she ended up ninth in the triple jump at the NCAA meet. She holds program records in the triple jump and as part of an 800-meter relay with Alexandra Americanos '10, Liz Wahl '10 and Danica Wuelfing '10.

Bond is the second All-American in team history. Maggie Hanson '02 was a two-time All-American in the 1,500- and 5,000-meter run. Hanson became the first female national champion in Hamilton College athletics history in 2001 when she won the 5,000 meters at the NCAA indoor championships. She earned All-America honors in 2000 in the 1,500 meters and racked up a total of nine All-America awards between cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field. She is simply the best distance runner in Hamilton women's track & field history. Amanda Chase '03 qualified for the 2003 NCAA Indoor Championships in the 800 meters. Hamilton has scored team points at the NCAA championships four times. Adrian Walsh was the most recent NCAA qualifier in 2014 for the 5,000 meters.

The program is about more than just athletic performance as academic excellence is also important to head coach Ellen Hull. A total of 13 student-athletes made the 2014 NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team, and the Continentals received Division III All-Academic Track and Field Team honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the third straight year. In 2014, Sarah Ohanesian, Maggie Doolin '14 and Kristine Oren '14 were elected to the Epsilon chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, which is the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society.

Ohanesian was voted on to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District first team for women's track & field/cross country by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Agne Jakubauskaite '13 was selected to the 2012-13 CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America Team for women's track & field/cross country.