Feb. 19, 2006
2006 Patriot League Indoor Track & Field Championship Final Results
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Bucknell women were crowned the 2006 Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Champion for the fifth-straight year and 10th time overall, while the Army men earned the Patriot League title for the 10th time ever and first time since 2003 at Halsey Fieldhouse on the campus of the U.S. Naval Academy.
On the women's side behind Bucknell were Army (122), Navy (117), Lafayette (83), American (40), Lehigh (32), Colgate (22) and Holy Cross (14). Behind Army in the men's competition were Navy (141), American (73), Lehigh (67), Lafayette (58), Bucknell (57), Colgate (26) and Holy Cross (10).
Sunday's winners for Bucknell included Lauren Bricker (Greensburg, Pa.), won the 800m race for the second year in a row with a time of 2:14.72, and Christa Sawko (Montoursville, Pa.), who earned back-to-back 1000m wins with a time of 2:53.90. Winning her third straight triple jump title was Ann Doty (Punxsutawney, Pa.) with a leap of 11.67m. The Bison swept that event with Bricker earning silver and Nicole Ayala (Reading, Pa.) picking up bronze. Bucknell added another win by capturing the women's 4x400m relay race in a time of 3:57.06.
Army's Meghan Venable-Thomas (Allentown, Pa.) earned gold in both the 55m dash (7.24) and 200m dash (25.59) for the Black Knights Teammate Katelin Grant (Lodi, Calif) won the 400m race in a time of 58.37, while Kelcee Mody (Newman Lakes, Wash.) came up with a first place finish in the shot put event with a 12.84m throw.
Navy women went 1-2 in the 55m hurdles with Kirsten Andrews (New Holland, Pa.) posting a Patriot League Championship record time of 8.05. Fellow Mid Danielle Still's (Lawnside, N.J.) second-place finish time of 8.08 also broke the former championship meet record. The Navy women picked up a win in the distance medley relay (DMR), clocking in at 12:06.28 and dethroning American who has won the DMR the last three years.
American's Keira Carlstrom (Oakton, Va.) won the mile race for the second-consecutive year in a time of 4:59.26 and captured her third-straight 3000m run in a time of 9:58.10.
Lafayette picked up a win in the women's 500m race with Deborah Fink (North Wales, Pa.) coming in first with a time of 1:16.65.
For the men Army's Ryan Collins (Palmer, Alaska) won the 55m dash in a time of 6.46 and the 200m dash in a time of 22.30. Other wins for the Black Knights came from Caleb Wells (Spearfish, S.D.), who won the shot put with a 16.33m heave and John Mickowski (Mukwonago, Wis.), who earned gold in a time of 4:22.86 in the mile run. The Black Knights swept the pole vault event with Gavin McMahon (Brooklyn, N.Y.) coming in first with a 4.95m mark. Chris Haag (Lenox Twp., Mich.) won the 1000m run in a time of 2:26.95. The Black Knights took the men's distance medley relay in a time of 10:10.22.
For the second year in a row Navy's Dante Marshall (Hermitage, Pa.) was crowned the triple jump championship with a 14.01m leap. Also for Navy, Marcus Scarborough (Columbia, S.C.) won the 55m hurdles in a time of 7.72m, while William Ricks (Sussex, Va.) earned first place in the 400m race with a time of 49.08. Paul Harris (Woodbury, Minn) of Navy broke the Patriot League Championship record in the 500m race with a time of 1:04.15 for first place. The Mids earned first in the 4x400m relay, winning the event for the third year in a row.
American's Dustin Emrani (Great Neck, N.Y.) won the 800m race (1:54.47) for the second straight year, while Steve Hallinan (Drexel Hill, Pa.) set a new Patriot League Championship recorded with a time of 8:31.24 in the 3000m race on the way to gold.
1. Army, 188
2. Navy, 141
3. American, 73
4. Lehigh, 67
5. Lafayette, 58
6. Bucknell, 57
7. Colgate, 26
8. Holy Cross, 10
1. Bucknell, 190
2. Army, 122
3. Navy, 117
4. Lafayette, 83
5. American, 40
6. Lehigh, 32
7. Colgate, 22
8. Holy Cross, 14
MAJOR AWARD WINNERS:
Outstanding Track Athlete of the Meet: Paul Harris, Navy
Outstanding Field Athlete of the Meet: Brandon Lewis, Army
Rookie of the Meet: Kenny Saffold, Army
Coach of the Year: Jerry Quiller, Army
Outstanding Track Athlete of the Meet: Christa Sawko, Bucknell
Outstanding Field Athlete of the Meet: Majorie Grap, Bucknell
Rookie of the Meet: Kati Dempsey, Bucknell
Coach of the Year: Kevin Donner, Bucknell