Men's track & field athletes earn NESCAC honors

Four Hamilton College men's track and field athletes earned 2009 New England Small College Athletic Conference all-conference team honors for their performance in the NESCAC championships at Connecticut College on April 25.

Peter Kosgei '10 (Kapsabet, Kenya/Kapsabet Boys' HS) was selected the Sebasteanski Award winner for the meet's Most Outstanding Male Performer for the second straight year after he shared the award in 2008. He finished in first place in the 800- and 1,500-meter run.

Kosgei's time of 1:50.44 in the 800 set meet and Silfen Track and Field Complex records, and automatically qualified him for the NCAA Division III championships in May in the event. His winning time of 3:53.74 in the 1,500 met a provisional qualifying standard for the NCAA meet.

James Russell '09 (Queensbury, N.Y./Berkshire School [Mass.]) captured first place in the pole vault for the fourth consecutive year. Russell broke meet and school records as he cleared 4.74 meters (15-feet-6½). Russell's height met a provisional qualifying standard for the NCAA meet.

Greg Fullman '09 (Duanesburg, N.Y./Duanesburg Central HS) took second place in the 400-meter hurdles as he crossed the finish line in 55.67 seconds. Fullman made the all-conference team for the same event in 2008.

Josh Orndorff '11 (Rio, W.V./East Hardy HS) placed third in the shot put with a mark of 13.88 meters (45-feet-6½). The top three finishers in each event receive all-conference recognition.

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