Friday, March 13, 2009

Centennial Sends 18 to NCAA Track

The Centennial Conference will have 18 representatives at the 2009 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships which begin Friday in Terre Haute, Ind. Haverford senior Jessie Belden is the top seed in the pentathlon with a season-best 3,478 points. Classmate Chaz Thomas is seeded third in the long jump (23-5 1/4) and fifth in the triple jump (48-2 3/4), while Franklin & Marshall's Kwaku Anno is seeded third as well in the long jump (23-5 1/4). Dickinson's Stephen Hendrix and Johns Hopkins' Laura Paulsen are No. 4 seeds in the pole vault (16-4 3/4) and mile (4:55.92), respectively. The Hopkins women's distance medley relay is seeded third (11:51.64).

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Schedule of Events

Women's Pentathlon - Friday
9:00 - 55 Hurdles; 9:45 - High Jump; 12:15 - Shot Put;
1:30 - Long Jump; 3:00 - 800 Meters.
Jessie Belden, Haverford

Women's Pole Vault - Friday, 12:00
Alex Faust, Muhlenberg.

Men's Long Jump - Friday, 3:30
Chaz Thomas, Haverford; Kwaku Anno, Franklin & Marshall.

Women's Mile - Friday, 4:00
Laura Paulsen, Johns Hopkins (heat 1); Cait Mullarkey, Swarthmore (heat 1); Jennifer Lynch, Muhlenberg (heat 2).

Women's Weight Throw - Friday, 5:00
Alyssa Catalano, Franklin & Marshall.

Women's Distance Medley - Friday, 6:05
Johns Hopkins (Rachel Hogen, Jordan Ireton, Paula Osborn, Laura Paulsen).

Men's Distance Medley - Friday, 6:25
Muhlenberg (David Chorney, Peter Rice, Bobby Torphy, Stuart Udis.

Men's Pole Vault - Saturday, 12:00
Stephen Hendrix, Dickinson.

Women's Mile FINAL - Saturday, 2:00

Men's Triple Jump - Saturday, 3:00
Chaz Thomas, Haverford; Travis Youngs, Ursinus.

Women's 5000 - Saturday, 3:55
Laura Paulsen, Johns Hopkins; Christa Johnson, Ursinus.

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