Eastern College Athletic Conference outdoor track & field preview
The Hamilton College track and field teams take part in the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Outdoor Championships at Springfield College on Thursday and Friday, May 16 and 17.
Five Hamilton student-athletes will make the trek to the ECAC championships. Jimmy Alexis '13 and Hannah Jaiven '14 will be first to compete in the pole vault on Thursday at 1 p.m. Alexis took home NESCAC all-conference honors as the men's pole vault champion at the 2013 conference meet with a height of 4.45 meters (14 feet, 7.25 inches).
Jaiven, who won the women’s pole vault at the 2013 New York State Collegiate Track Conference (NYSCTC) outdoor championships at 3.45 meters, also garnered NESCAC all-conference honors by placing third at the 2013 meet. She topped the team's outdoor record of 3.29 meters back on April 14 with a height of 3.51 meters (11 feet, 6.25 inches).
Sam Reider '14 is closing in on the school record in the 400-meter dash and aims to set the mark this week. Reider sprinted to second place at the 2013 NYSCTC outdoor championships in 49.53 seconds, which was just 0.15 seconds off the program record. The 400-meter dash is set to take place at 1:15 p.m. on Friday.
Agne Jakubauskaite '13 competes in the women’s high jump at 11 a.m. on Friday. Jakubauskaite tied her season-best height of 1.58 meters at the NYSCTC outdoor championships on May 4. She set the program’s indoor record in the high jump at the 2013 ECAC championships as she cleared the bar at 1.59 meters.
Rachel Cackett '13 rounds out the field for Hamilton. Cackett competes in the 10,000-meter run at 8:25 p.m. on Thursday -- the last event of the opening day. She posted a season-best time of 39:10.86 in the Hamilton Invitational on March 30.
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Full event schedule
Schedule of events for Hamilton athletes
|Men's pole vault||1 p.m.*||Alexis|
|Women's pole vault||1 p.m.*||Jaiven|
|Women's 10,000-meter run||8:25 p.m.||Cackett|
|Women's high jump||11 a.m.||Jakubauskaite|
|Men's 400-meter dash||1:15 p.m.||Reider|
|*If wind is a factor then men will go at 1 p.m. and women 45 minutes after the conclusion of the men's pole vault.|