MEADVILLE, Pa. – After a scintillating performance this past Saturday, the Allegheny men's cross country team extended its season by one week while qualifying for the NCAA Division III Championships as a team for the seventh consecutive season. In addition, sophomore Kristina Martin received an individual at-large berth to this weekend's national championship meet.
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CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Sophomore Kristina Martin led an inspiring effort for the Allegheny women's cross country team at the 2011 NCAA Division III Mid-East Regional Championships hosted by DeSales University. Hampered by an injury-plagued season, the Gators youth-laden squad authored a strong performance to end the year by finishing 10th out of 47 competing schools.
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Allegheny women's cross country finished sixth at the 2011 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Championships. Sophomore Kristina Martin earned First Team All-Conference accolades after finishing fourth overall in the 6k run.
OBERLIN, Ohio – Allegheny women's cross country is hoping to build on Saturday's performance at the 2011 Inter-Regional Rumble hosted by Oberlin as it prepares for the NCAC Championships in two weeks. The Gators, who have battled injuries throughout the campaign, was in line for a top 10 finish, although a large gap between the team's number four and five runners resulted in a 15th-place finish out of 34 teams.
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Sophomore Kristina Martin represented the Blue and Gold incredibly well at the 2011 DeSales Invitational on Saturday. Competing in her first 8k of the season, Martin finished seventh overall in a field of nearly 430 runners.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – After authoring a pair of impressive individual performances at the Calvin College Knight Invitational, Allegheny swept the conferences Runner of the Week accolades. For the men's team, it was their second league citation in as many weeks.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Allegheny women's cross country finish ninth overall at the 2011 Knight Invitational hosted by Calvin College in one of the nation's biggest meets of the week. Although the Gators went in short-handed, the Blue and Gold turned in a solid performance paced by Kristina Martin's superb individual effort.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Gators flexed their team muscle in the season-opening Bill Sudeck Invitational hosted by Case Western Reserve. Placing its top five in the first eight places, the men's cross country team cruised to the team title for the second consecutive season despite overwhelmingly hot race conditions.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Despite oppressively muggy conditions, the Allegheny women's cross country team opened the campaign with a second-place effort at the 2011 Bill Sudeck Invitational at the Case Western Reserve University Farm. Sophomore Kristina Martin delivered a strong statement in her first official race of the season after breaking the tape en route to the individual title.
MEADVILLE, Pa. - The men's and women's cross country programs at Allegheny kick off the 2011 season on Saturday at the Bill Sudek Classic hosted by Case Western Reserve University. Two programs ensconced by deep winning traditions, the teams will approach their goal of sweeping the NCAC's championship crowns through vastly different means.
MEADVILLE, Pa. - Markham Hyde has been named to the Gators' cross country and track and field coaching staffs as announced on Monday by head coach Brent Wilkerson. A 2006 graduate of Utah Valley University, Hyde was a three-time team captain and instrumental in the school's transition as a Junior College to classification as a NCAA Division I institution. During his tenure with the Wolverines, he set school records in the weight throw and the hammer. He also established a state record in the weight throw while attending Davis high school in Kaysville, Utah.
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Seniors Tony Dipre and Jeramie Parker were named to the 2011 Capital OneAcademic All-America® Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Teams on Tuesday, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The announcement marks the first time that Allegheny has ever had two track & field athletes selected to the national team in the same season. The Gators have now increased their all-time total to 31 honors since 1975.
DELAWARE, Ohio – Allegheny track and field closed out a record-filled 2011 outdoor season on Saturday at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships hosted by NCAC member Ohio Wesleyan. The three-day postseason finale included three athletes donning the Blue and Gold, including distance standouts Tony Dipre and Chris Marker, who capped memorable careers with the Gators.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. – The Allegheny men's and women's track and field teams made one last push to expand its contingent at the NCAA Division III Championships by competing in the Gregory Invitational hosted by North Central College. The Gators posted three NCAA qualifying marks and set one new school record, although it is unlikely that the Blue and Gold netted additional bids against a deep national field.
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Serving as a last-chance qualifier to the national track and field championships, 47 teams and a large number of unattached and professional athletes made the trek to Allegheny College on Friday to compete in the fifth annual Gator Invitational. Despite a sweeping change in the weather and a one-hour delay because of lightning strikes, the day yielded 46 NCAA Division II/III provisional qualifying marks, nine automatic qualifying performances, and nine new stadium records.
OBERLIN, Ohio – Senior Beth Muller became the first Allegheny runner to ever cop Most Valuable Performer recognition in the sprints/hurdles at the conference meet in leading the Gators to a third-place finish at the 2011 NCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Muller pulled in two individual titles and scored a bevy of points while junior Lauren Butler racked up her third consecutive league championship in the javelin.
OBERLIN, Ohio – Allegheny finished fourth overall in the final team standings at the 2011 NCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The Gators netted another NCAA qualifying mark and totaled 10 All-Conference performances on the final day of competition, including three league citations by junior Taylor Throckmorton.
OBERLIN, Ohio – Although Allegheny entered the 2011 NCAC Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championships short on numbers, the Blue and Gold were not short on talent is it proved during Friday's rain-soaked session. Thunder, lightening, and driving rain stole the headlines at the conference-wide meet while fantastic team-efforts in the 400m and 10,000-meter runs triggered a strong opening performance for the Gators.
OBERLIN, Ohio – Behind Lauren Butler's runner-up finish in the shot put and Kristen Collins' third-place effort in the discus, the Allegheny women's track and field team is five points out of second place with one day remaining at the 2011 NCAC Outdoor Championships.
GAMBIER, Ohio – Seniors Emily Norton and Caleigh Hughes provided Allegheny with a much-needed spark to ignite the team's title aspirations at the 2011 NCAC Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Both competitors factored into the scoring as Allegheny sits third heading into next week's championship final.
HILLSDALE, Mich. – The focus was on nationals for a trio of Allegheny distance runners making the trip to Hillsdale, Mich., to complete in the highly competitive Gina Relays. The Gators didn't disappoint, getting great results from Tony Dipre and Jeramie Parker in the 1500-meter run while Chris Marker headlined the trip with a national qualifying mark in the 5,000m.
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Two weeks ahead of 2011 North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, several of Allegheny's contingent was honored by the league office for a number of impressive marks at the Baldwin-Wallace Sparky Adams Invitational. Senior Beth Muller was named Sprints/Hurdles Athlete of the Week while junior Lauren Butler copped accolades as Field Athlete of the Week.
BEREA, Ohio – In a season that has been marked by numerous record-breaking performances, Saturday's headlines were not as overtly outstanding for Allegheny men's track and field at the Baldwin-Wallace Sparky Adams Invitational. However, a plethora of solid mid-season marks proved that the Gators are in prime position for an extended postseason run as the spring slate heads down the stretch.
BEREA, Ohio – Inching closer to the postseason, Allegheny women's track and field landed its first qualifier to the NCAA Championships at the 2011 Baldwin-Wallace Sparky Adams Invitational. Lauren Butler, a two-time All-American in the javelin, authored the championship-qualifying cut with her best performance in the event this year.
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Senior standout Tony Dipre was named North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Men's Distance Athlete of the Week following an outstanding race that resulted in the second-fastest 1,500-meter run in school history.
LEWISBURG, Pa. – Shrugging off the soggy conditions that dominated much of the region, Allegheny men's track and field continued to set itself up nicely for a strong postseason performance with a handful of inspring marks at the 2011 Bison Outdoor Track & Field Classic hosted by Bucknell University.
LEWISBURG, Pa. – Facing competition across all NCAA divisions, Allegheny women's track and field showed mid-season form with two weeks left until the start of championship season. The two-day non-scoring meet was highlighted by a plethora of outstanding individual performances, including several solid efforts from the Blue and Gold.
ALLIANCE, Ohio – Competing at the 2011 John Homon Open at the University of Mount Union, Allegheny's freshmen stole the show with several outstanding efforts. There were no points to be had in the non-scoring meet, although six top-five finishes delivered a clear notice that the Gators are continuing their march to what they hope will be a memorable postseason.
ALLIANCE, Ohio – Allegheny women's track and field continued its march to the postseason with a solid showing at the non-scoring John Homon Open hosted by the University of Mount Union. The Gators were paced by several strong performances in the field, including individual champions Lauren Butler and Deedee Evans.
WASHINGTON, Pa. – Competing in its first meet since returning from a sun-soaked spring break trip to San Diego, Allegheny men's track and field delivered some sensational runs especially given the less-than-ideal conditions. The day's top standouts were Bobby Over and Tony Dipre, who each smashed meet records while leading the Gators to a fourth-place finish out of 19 teams at the Washington & Jefferson Invitational.
WAHINGTON, Pa. – Behind 14 top 10 finishes and nine top five performances, Allegheny women's track and field continued its spring season with a third-place finish out of 16 teams at the Washington & Jefferson Invitational.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Taylor Throckmorton fueled an eighth-place finish for Allegheny men's track and field at the season-opening PLNU Multi-Team Scoring Meet hosted by Point Loma University. Throckmorton authored the only individual event win for the Blue and Gold while the 4x800-meter relay broke the tape with a commanding 18-second victory.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Allegheny women's track and field opened the spring portion of the 2011 calendar with an eighth-place finish at the scored PLNU Multi-Team Scoring Meet hosted by Point Loma University. Aided by beautiful weather throughout the week of training, the west coast trip provided a tremendous opportunity for the Gators to jump-start the outdoor season.
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Four student-athletes and one of the college's most successful head coaches comprise Allegheny's 2011 Hall of Fame Class. The group is scheduled to be inducted as part of reunion weekend on Sunday, June 5, 2011 in the Tippie Alumni Center. This year's class delivered an NCAA team championship in football, and combined for 15 NCAA Championship appearances, 10 All-America honors, and nine NCAC team title while collecting a bevy of national, regional, and conference honors in keeping Allegheny among the most successful athletic programs in Division III.
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Seniors Jeramie Parker and Rob Carlisle were two of 29 male athletes across all NCAA divisions to be awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships as announced by the National Collegiate Association of Athletics on Monday. Allegheny's dual selection marked the first time in school history that two athletes have received the highly coveted one-time grant in the same academic year.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – In an absolute stunning performance, Allegheny's distance medley relay powered to a men's national title at the 2011 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday night. The top six teams entered the race having broken the existing national record earlier in the season, although the Gators outlasted the outstanding field in a gripping race while setting a new Capital Center track record by 18 seconds.
MEADVILLE, Pa. - On Wednesday, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the USTFCCCA Region Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the NCAA Division III indoor track & field 2011 season. Allegheny staff member Jason Headman was part of the recipient list as he was named Mideast Region Men's Assistant Coach of the Year.
View a complete listing of Allegheny's All-Conference performers and national qualifiers from the 2010-11 indoor track and field season.
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Brent Wilkerson has been named head coach for the men's and women's cross country and track and field programs at Allegheny College it was announced by Director of Athletics Betsy Mitchell on Tuesday. Wilkerson accepted the appointment after serving as the programs' interim head coach for the last eight months.
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Junior Lauren Butler was named NCAC Field Athlete of the Meet in leading the Gators to a surprising runner-up finish at the 2011 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships. Allegheny pieced together a first-place finish in the distance medley relay to highlight the final day of competition.
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Allegheny bagged two event victories and Ryan Sullivan delivered a clinching performance in the 3000-meter run as the Gators snuck past host Oberlin for third place at the 2011 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships.
OBERLIN, Ohio – Behind a dazzling array of personal and season bests, Allegheny women's track and field performed beyond expectations on the opening day of the 2011 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Gators currently sit second in the team standings and will have plenty of opportunities to cap a surprising showing on the final day of competition.
OBERLIN, Ohio – Fresh off the 2010-11 basketball season, junior Donte Briscoe showcased his versatility as an athlete after powering to the individual conference title in the triple jump. The victory served as Allegheny's signature performance as the team gears up for a promising second day of action.
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Fans looking to view the 2011 NCAC Indoor Track & Field Championships will be able to catch the weekend competition online at www.goyeo.com/NCACTrack. The entire event will be webcast free of charge while live results will also be available.
GAMBIER, Ohio – Senior Emily Norton and freshman Cameron Day jump-started the Gators' NCAC title hopes as the conference began its indoor track and field championships with the pentathlon on Saturday.
MEADVILLE, Pa. – For the second time this season, the Allegheny men's distance unit has been honored by the North Coast Athletic Conference. Although the Gators were previously acknowledged for an outstanding team effort as the college's distance medley relay has developed into one of the nation's premier attractions, an outstanding individual effort by senior Chris Marker resulted in this week's award, which was announced by the league office on Monday.
MEADVILLE, Pa. - Six entries. Six personal records. Five school records. Five NCAA qualifying marks. Those were the eye-popping numbers surrounding what some have recalled as the most eletrcifying performance in the history of Allegheny track and field.
BOSTON, Mass. – It’s difficult to overstate how tremendously successful the weekend proved to be for the Allegheny men’s track and field program. Although the Gators failed to net any individual victories against a field of competitors that included a plethora of professional runners and many of the region’s top Division I, II, and III programs, they managed to make every event memorable by shattering school records and punching ticket after ticket to the 2011 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Among the Blue and Gold’s contingent, no one enjoyed a better weekend than junior speedster Taylor Throckmorton, who etched his name into the record books three times in as many tries. Throckmorton took advantage of a good lane draw in the 400-meter run to win his section. Holding off Manhattan’s Carlos Petrovich down the stretch, Throckmorton broke the tape in a school-record 49.29, eclipsing Aaron Rape’s 2004 time of 49.58. Throck repeated the record-breaking feat in the 200m. Capitalizing on a tremendous start, he delivered another winning effort in his section while knocking Josh Brannan ’07 from Allegheny’s all-time annuls with a time of 22.73. Both efforts resulted in NCAA provisional qualifying marks. “This weekend’s meet was beyond my expectations,” remarked Throckmorton. “I worked very hard over the summer and today I was able to see it pay off. I felt strong in both individual races, but I didn’t expect to produce results this fast. I couldn’t have hoped for anything more out of the weekend, and it’s a great lead-in to the conference meet.” In addition to setting records in the 200m and 400m, Throckmorton also supplied the second leg on a distance medley relay that smashed the existing school record while netting an NCAA automatic cut. After an outstanding 3:02 split from late stand-in Mike Vlah in the 1200m, Throck split 48.9 before handing off to Mahone, who ignited a sensational weekend of his own with a clip of 1:55. Taking the baton on the final exchange, senior Tony Dipre anchored the relay with a 4:06 mile. The final time of 9:54.42 set an Allegheny record, an NCAC open record, and fell one second short of the previous national record. The Gators finished fourth among Division III schools and fifth overall while the top three teams, including eventual winner Amherst (9:49.11), shattered the open national record in what was the fastest distance medley relay in the history of Division III. “It was such an amazing weekend,” exclaimed head coach Brent Wilkerson. “So many things that went right. We took a small squad to this meet knowing that it would provide a great chance to qualify for nationals, and after being given a shot to perform, our guys didn’t disappoint. There’s a lot of excitement on the team right now because we showed that we can compete with the absolute best in the nation.” As for the record-setting relay, Wilkerson added, “In many ways, this weekend was all about the DMR. We brought our guys up here to prove they could compete for a national title and they showed they belong. Mike Vlah stepped in and delivered a phenomenal split in what may have been the run of the weekend. Tayor continued his stellar junior year with another strong quarter while Tony ensured a victory for us in our heat with a tremendous finish.” Dipre replicated his ridiculous relay performance with an even better effort in the open mile. Finishing 13th overall out of 199 entrants, he crushed his own school record with a three-second indoor PR and another section win. Dipre unleashed a furious final three laps and closed in 4:06.81, one-tenth of one second behind NYU’s Matt Turlip for the fastest time in the nation in Division III this year. “After our performance in the DMR, I came into today’s race with high confidence and no real pressure,” said Dipre. “I took the lead early to get on pace, settled in for the middle part of the race, and felt great heading into the final 600 meters.” Not to be left out of the celebration, Mahone added an individual school record to his place on the blazing distance medley relay. Mahone went out with the lead pack and looked strong throughout the duration of the circuit. Taking advantage of the deep and talented field, Mahone busted through the finish in 1:54.12, securing an NCAA provisional mark while topping his own school record by over one full second.
BOSTON, Mass. – Competing in one of the most electric college meets of the indoor season, Allegheny women’s track and field delivered a strong effort as the team measured itself against some of the best teams across all NCAA divisions at the 2011 BU Valentine Invitational. All-American Lauren Butler topped the highlights after closing seventh overall in the shot put with a new indoor personal record. Butler’s top mark of 40’6.25” was achieved on her fourth throw and resulted in the best finish among Division III competitors. On her second toss in the weight, Butler measured 40’11.5”, good enough to secure eighth in a highly competitive flight and 20th overall. Allegheny capped the evening on a high note as it flashed a strong presence in the 5000-meter run. Kristina Martin authored the top individual time, crossing the line in a career-best 17:52.39 to finish second overall in the third section of the event. Senior Katie Stancik crossed fifth in the same heat, while also delivering an indoor personal record (18:09.40). Kelly Gallagher rounded out the Gators’ contingent with an 11th-place time of 18:19.61. At the other end of the distance spectrum, Beth Muller and Rebecca Lendyak continued to shoulder the load for the Blue and Gray. Both delivered their best efforts of the campaign while earning respectable finishes against a tough slate of competitors. Muller finished second in her section of the 400m in 59.02 while closing 26th out of 106 entrants. Lendyak just missed eclipsing the 60-second barrier in the open quarter, although she came back with a fourth-place section finish in the 200m (27.09). Muller split 26.74 in her 200m try while both athletes finished among the top third in a very deep field.
ALLIANCE, Ohio – Allegheny men’s track and field demonstrated its ability to win close in a strong performance at the 2011 Jim Wuske Invitational hosted by Mount Union College. The Gators authored three individual event victories, all at the finish, while producing several solid mid-season marks in Saturday’s non-scoring meet. All-American Tony Dipre continued his march to the national stage with another signature win in the mile. Dipre broke the tape in 4:15.27 to slip past Carnegie Mellon’s Nate Bussiere (4:15.40) in an electrifying finish. Fellow All-American Jeramie Parker made his season debut in the mile and split 4:17.95 en route to fourth overall. Making his return to the active lineup for the first time since the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, senior Chris Marker did just enough to ensure another win for the Blue and Gold. Marker completed the 3000-meter run in 8:56.66, a tepid clip for the reigning 5000m All-American, but strong enough to outlast senior Matt Hussey of Roberts Wesleyan, who closed in 8:58.07. In a slow final, senior Andrew Mahone also found a way to orchestrate a winning effort down the stretch in the 800m. Mahone finished with a time of 1:58.74, one second ahead of Brian Picciotto of Roberts Wesleyan, and three seconds in front of a six-man chase pack. Junior Taylor Throckmorton delivered a season-best performance in the 200m, finishing third overall with a mark of 23.23. Throckmorton circled back to finish eighth in the 400m with a time of 51.77. Rookie speedster Marc Funderlich finished one step ahead of his Allegheny teammate after closing seventh behind a clip of 51.66. The Gators also received a nice effort from senior Matt Brush and freshman Lee Swaydis, who finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 5000m.
ALLIANCE, Ohio – In a non-scoring meet with many of its top competitors sidelined for the weekend tilt, Allegheny used the opportunity to highlight other parts of its lineup at the 2011 Jim Wuske Invitational. Junior All-American Lauren Butler delivered the top individual performance on Saturday after finishing third overall in the shot put with a throw of 39’7”. Senior Beth Muller, who has developed into one of the top sprinters in the North Coast Athletic Conference, authored a strong double after finishing seventh overall in the 400m and eighth in the 200m. Outside of Butler, rookie Deedee Evans was the only other Gator to bag a top-five finish. The freshman standout finished fifth overall in the triple jump after closing just off last week’s pace with a mark of 33’10.25”. Allegheny also received notable performances from rookie Sarah Moss, who finished sixth in the high jump; sophomore Sara Mitrano, who took sixth in the 3000m; and senior Angela Dyer, who finished eighth overall in the 500m.
MEADVILLE, Pa. – On Saturday, the Gators’ distance medley relay sacked the season’s first NCAA qualifying mark while establishing a new open record in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Two days later, Allegheny was rewarded for the accomplishment by being tabbed the NCAC Men’s Distance Athletes of the Week. The Gators broke their own record en route to a final time of 10:08.66. Senior Jeramie Parker opened the record-breaking run with a 1200-meter clip of 3:07. After the first exchange, Marc Funderlich split 50.5 for the quarter before passing the stick to Andrew Mahone, who covered 800 meters in 1:57.8. With victory clearly in hand, senior Tony Dipre hammered out a 4:12 mile to anchor the finish. The distance medley relay has aspirations to eclipse the NCAA Division III national record, which was set by Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2009 with a time of 9:56.79. Last season, Allegheny ran 10:18.76 to win the NCAC title while this past weekend’s result would have place eighth at last year’s NCAA Championships.
OBERLIN, Ohio – Allegheny women’s track and field caught its first glimpse of the North Coast Athletic Conference on Saturday as the Gators finished fourth overall at the NCAC Relays hosted by Oberlin College. Senior Beth Muller and rookie Kristina Martin authored individual wins to pace the Blue and Gold at opposite ends of the distance spectrum. Muller orchestrated a winning effort in the 55-meter dash after breaking the tape in 7.63. Rebecca and Dominique Billingslea tied for fourth in the race with a time of 7.75. After closing two points outside of the NCAC Cross Country Championship, it was no surprise to see the Gators assert their muscle in the 5000m. Freshman Kristina Martin, who split 18:26.98, pulled away from the pack to earn a nine-second victory over Wittenberg’s Mary Pfiefer. Kelly Gallagher crossed the line one second back of Pfiefer in 18:36.81 while senior Katie Stancik finished fourth after completing the circuit in 18:38.70. All-American Lauren Butler continued her solid start to the new campaign by breaking up an impressive attack by Ohio Wesleyan. Butler finished second overall in the shot put (39’7”) and third in the weight throw (40’.75”) to prevent an effective sweep in those events by the Battling Bishops, who won the meet with 107 points. Oberlin (79), Kenyon (72), Allegheny (70), and Wooster (67) rounded out the top five. “The team scores didn’t reflect our effort as many of our athletes competed in two or three events for the sake of the relay scoring,” expressed head coach Brent Wilkerson. “We did have some nice performances, especially from our younger talent, and we’re looking forward to seeing the progression throughout the season.” In other action, rookie Deedee Evans leaped 32’4.25” to finish second in the triple jump despite entering the day as the top seed in the event. In a hotly contested 4x200m relay in which the top four places were seprated by less than one-half of one second, the Gators finished fourth with a time of 1:50.62.
OBERLIN, Ohio – Allegheny men’s track and field unleashed its distance medley relay for the first time this season as the Gators measured their skill against the conference slate at the NCAC Indoor Relays. Allegheny, which has expressed its intentions to challenge for the national record in the mixed relay, enjoyed a strong opening performance while the team closed fifth overall on the team board. Ignited by Jeramie Parker who ran the 1200-meter leg, the team of Parker, Taylor Throckmorton, Andrew Mahone, and Tony Dipre split 10:08.66. In cruising to a 13-second victory in the race, the Gators delivered their first NCAA provisional qualifying mark of the season. “We just wanted our guys to get a feel for the DMR,” said head coach Brent Wilkerson, “I was happy with our result today and we’re looking forward to improving our NCAA seed at the BU Valentine Invite.” The Gators finished third overall in the 4x400m as the unit of Mike Vlah, Mahone, freshman Marc Funderlich, and Throckmorton manufactured a time of 3:30.23. Allegheny also closed fourth in the 4x800m, with Dipre, Greg Eyer, John Conant, and Lee Swaydis comprising the Blue and Gold’s contingent. Although Allegheny deployed only part of its outstanding distance arsenal, the Gators earned two top-five finishes in the 5000m. Senior Ryan Sullivan closed fourth overall in a time of 15:29.17 while junior Pat McLaughlin crossed the line in 15:37.05. “The team scores didn’t reflect our effort as many guys competed in two or three events,” added Wilkerson. “While we didn’t have great results across the board, today provided another building block for our team as we prepare for Mount Union next week.”
BEREA, Ohio – Allegheny men’s track and field authored three individual event victories en route to a fourth-place finish at the 2011 Baldwin-Wallace Invitational. The mid-distance and distance crews supplied most of the power, although Taylor Throckmorton delivered a second-place finish in the 400-meter run with a decent early-season clip of 51.36. Led by senior All-American Tony Dipre, the cross country crossovers emphatically signaled their dominance in the 3000m. The Gators grabbed an astounding eight of the top-10 places with Dipre breaking the tape in 8:41.20. Fellow All-American Jeramie Parker split 8:49.94 to take second overall while junior Pat McLaughlin completed the circuit in 9:05.16 en route to fourth. “It was a pretty good day for the men all together,” offered head coach Brent Wilkerson. “We were able to get some conference qualifiers out of the way while producing a few surprises. This meet was about identifying our fitness and competiveness levels, and by the look of the results, most of the guys were doing what they needed to do over break.” The Gators also looked sharp in the mile as Mike Vlah and Andrew Mahone coasted to a 1-2 finish. Vlah was especially impressive after crossing the line in 4:22.79. Making his season debut, Greg Eyer opened the campaign with a great result as he cruised to a two-second victory in the 1000m (2;47.5). Although thin on numbers, Allegheny track and field will make significant progress in several areas as the season progresses while relying on its deep and dominant distance unit to lead the way. Allegheny finished 64 points ahead of fifth-place Geneva and 18 points back of John Carroll. Baldwin-Wallace won the meet with a score of 208.
KENT, Ohio – Senior Tony Dipre, who was a key ingredient in the Gators’ third-place finish at the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championships, kicked off his final season of track eligibility with a strong performance at the Golden Flash Gala at the Kent State Indoor Fieldhouse. Dipre finished fourth overall in the 5000-meter run, and was the top collegiate performer in a field of 39 competitors.
MARIETTA, Ohio – Allegheny track and field kicked off the new season with a strong performance at the Marietta College First Glimpse meet at the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center on Saturday. Competing with a limited roster, the Gators tested the legs of some of its sprinters, jumpers, and throwers, while giving head coach Brent Wilkerson his first glimpse of Allegheny’s non-distance talent.
MARIETTA, Ohio – Allegheny track and field kicked off the new season with a strong performance at the Marietta College First Glimpse meet at the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center on Saturday. Competing with a limited roster, the Gators tested the legs of some of its sprinters, jumpers, and throwers, while giving head coach Brent Wilkerson his first glimpse of Allegheny’s non-distance talent.
MEADVILLE, Pa. – After a tense evening of uncertainty, the Allegheny men’s cross country team secured its sixth consecutive berth to the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships. The Gators were one of 16 at-large teams selected to the field following a fifth-place finish at the 2010 NCAA Mideast Regional.
COOPERS LAKE, Pa. – Led by freshman Kristina Martin, who was the fifth-fastest rookie finisher, Allegheny secured 10th out of 51 teams at the 2010 NCAA Division III Mideast Regional on the campus of Slippery Rock University. Martin and sophomore teammate Kelly Gallagher earned All-Region honors for their performance, although a lack of depth proved costly as the result put an end to the Gators’ fall season.
COOPERS LAKE, Pa. – Senior Jeramie Parker finished second overall at the 2010 NCAA Division III Mideast Regional, although the team endured its most disappointing day of the season as the Gators fell to fifth overall at the national-qualifying meet. Allegheny was denied an automatic bid to the national championship and will need to hope for an at-large berth if it hopes to replicate its third-place finish from last year.
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – One week after being tabbed with its highest national ranking in school history, the No. 2 Gators backed up the pundits by showcasing a dominating performance at the 2010 North Coast Athletic Conference Championship. Paced by NCAC Runner of the Year Chris Marker, Allegheny pounded out its seventh consecutive league crown and conference-best 10th overall championship.
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – Allegheny women’s cross country delivered a tremendous effort at the 2010 North Coast Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday. Despite enduring a heartbreaking second-place finish, the Gators flashed their potential for a brilliant future and will be high in the mix at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in two weeks.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Senior Chris Marker picked up weekly honors from the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) after a stand-out performance at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble on Saturday. Finishing second overall out of 284 runners, Marker’s fleet feet powered Allegheny to its second team title of the fall slate. The nationally-ranked No. 3 Gators finished first out of 31 teams in the regional showcase that also doubled back as a mini NCAC preview. Although Allegheny failed to manufacture its best effort, the team still delivered a dominating performance after defeating runner-up Elizabethtown by 63 points. Marker paced the strong team showing. Despite being outkicked for medalist honors coming out of the final turn, the reigning All-American from Arlington, Va., still managed to set a course record with a final clip of 24:47. With two weeks until the 2010 conference race, Marker’s excellent finish served as an excellent sign for a team heading into the postseason with lofty expectations.
OBERLIN, Ohio – Paced by sophomore Kelly Gallagher’s superb individual effort, Allegheny women’s cross country wrapped up the regular portion of its schedule with a ninth-place finish out of 26 teams at the 2010 Regional Rumble hosted by Oberlin College. In what served as a mini-preview for the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships, the Gators finished second against its league opponents as reigning NCAC champions Oberlin closed sixth overall on the team board. The Yeowomen were led by individual winner Joanna Johnson, while Allegheny finished 24 points back with two finishers inside the top 20. Gallagher set a personal record for the second consecutive week, running 22:35 in the 6000-meter circuit to finish 11th out of 284 runners. Freshman Kristina Martin also enjoyed a great race, finishing in 22:46 en route to 19th overall. “It was a nice change to run on a dry course,” joked Gallagher. “I thought our top group worked well together, and I personally felt strong throughout the entire race.” Allegheny’s top group also included senior Katie Stancik, who slipped off the pace in the final mile to finish 35 seconds behind Gallagher. Stancik recorded a time of 23:10, and closed 37th overall. There was a significant drop off for the Gators after their first three, not the best indicator for a team looking to close the gap among its top five ahead of the conference meet. Junior Amber Wetzel ran 23:48 to finish fourth for Allegheny, while sophomore Sara Mitrano closed out the team scoring after crossing the line in 23:56. “It wasn’t the best performance for our women,” lamented head coach Brent Wilkerson. “Kelly had a nice pr, and some of our ladies continued to show a consistent level of improvement, but as a team we’ll need to be much better if we want to contend for an NCAC title.” There was a 48-second gap between the squad’s No. 5 and No. 6 runners. Senior Laura Heltman paced a group of four fourth-year runners that also included Angie Dyer, Amanda Horth, and Sam Zink.
OBERLIN, Ohio – The men’s cross country team was finally given the chance to flex its muscle against the best teams in the region, and the Gators did not disappoint. In a race that featured 31 teams and six nationally-ranked squads, Allegheny powered its way to an impressive victory at the 2010 Regional Rumble hosted by Oberlin College. Taking advantage of its first sunny meet since August 2009, Allegheny provided glimpses of a team that has its sights set on a national crown, even though the team didn’t race its best. Totaling 66 points, the No. 3 Gators easily out-paced runner-up Elizabethtown, which finished with a team score of 129. Nationally-ranked No. 13 Carnegie Mellon finished third. “Our race went better than last week, although we know that we can perform better,” said senior Chris Marker. “Today was only the second race we’ve had as a complete team, and we’ll use this meet to help us work toward achieving our ultimate goal of a national championship.” Maker finished second overall at the Rumble, getting outkicked by St. Thomas’ Ben Sathre in the homestretch despite running 24:47. It was a great bounce-back effort for Marker, who didn’t run as well as he had hoped at last week’s Paul Short Invitational. The runner-up finish paced a first-time victory for this group at the Regional Rumble. Senior captain Jeramie Parker finished seventh overall in 25:06. After staying with the lead pack through the first four miles, Parker dropped off the pace and was unable to replicate the strong finish from his last outing. Fellow fourth-year harriers Ryan Sullivan and Zac Ross finished next for Allegheny. Sullivan closed 11th in 25:29, while Ross ran 25:38 en route to 19th in the individual standings. The Gators’ race strategy played out well through the first 5k, but the final spread will need to improve as Allegheny heads toward the postseason. Junior Pat McLaughlin finished 27th in 25:50 to cap the scoring, although the team delta was justt over one minute. Senior Andrew Mahone orchestrated a strong personal effort in the meet, closing in 26:04. “I was happy with the way our guys performed today, although it’s clear that our training isn’t there yet,” noted head coach Brent Wilkerson. “The goal is to continue to improve, and I think we’re doing that successfully.”
CLEVELAND, Ohio- Senior Jeramie Parker was named the North Coast Athletic Conference Runner of the Week after delivering a leading effort in Allegheny’s strong performance at the prestigious Paul Short Invitational.
LEHIGH, Pa. – Allegheny’s distance unit traveled across the state on Friday to compete in one of the nation’s largest cross country meets. Competing in the College Women’s Brown 6k, the Gators finished 22nd out of 41 teams. Sophomore Kelly Gallagher was the Gators’ top finisher.
LEHIGH, Pa. – After being away from the competitive slate for three weeks, the top varsity of the nationally-ranked No. 3 men’s cross country team returned to action on Friday at the Paul Short Invitational, one of the largest and most prestigious college cross country meets in the nation. The Gators, who finished ahead of the University of Pittsburgh as well as Patriot League powers Bucknell and Army, finished 21st overall and were the top Division III team in the field.
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Members of the Allegheny cross country program provided the team with a good look at the site of the 2010 NCAA Mideast Regional, racing to ninth out of 16 of the region’s top varsity squads at the Pre Regional meet hosted by Carnegie Mellon. The Tartans, who are one of the best distance units in the region, showcased their top talent en route to the team title.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The nationally-ranked No. 3 Gators opened the season with a sensational start at the Bill Sudeck Classic hosted by Case Western Reserve University on Saturday. Paced by a sweep of the top three places in the team standings, Allegheny easily powered to a first-place finish in the six-team competition.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Sophomore Kelly Gallagher finished fourth overall and Allegheny women’s cross country battled its way to a third-place finish at the 2010 Bill Sudeck Classic hosted by Case Western Reserve University. The Gators fought the elements as well as two of the top teams in the Great Lakes region during Saturday’s rain-soaked meet, finishing the day with 69 points. Nationally-ranked No. 23 Case captured the team title, while Baldwin-Wallace, who is ranked fifth in the region, finished just ahead of the Blue and Gold with a score of 61.
The Allegheny men’s cross country team heads into the 2010 campaign with a deserved amount of confidence as well as a high level of expectation. Coming off its sixth consecutive North Coast Athletic Conference victory, an NCAA Mideast Regional title, and a third-place finish at the NCAA Division III National Championship, this year’s senior-laden group is poised for yet another outstanding year. Five members of the team have participated in multiple NCAA championships, while the spring track season provided even more incentive for a serious run at the program’s first national crown as the development for its returning group of harriers was evident. Allegheny, which is ranked first in the Mideast region, enters the new campaign ranked third in the NCAA according to the USTFCCCA Cross Country Coaches Poll.
Allegheny women’s cross country will feature a nearly-entire new look in 2010 as the team positions itself for a run at its first conference championship in three years. Under the tutelage of first-year head coach Brent Wilkerson, the Gators will boast a young, but dynamic squad with great pack running potential.
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) recently identified Allegheny College for its academic prowess by including both the men’s and women’s squads on its All-Academic Teams for the 2009-10 campaign. The Gators were one of 66 schools nationwide to earn the distinction for both programs.
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Ryan Hanson and Tony Dipre capped a strong athletic campaign with additional plaudits for academic excellence as the duo earned All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Monday.
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Brent Wilkerson has been selected to serve as interim head coach for the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs at Allegheny College it was announced by Director of Athletics Betsy Mitchell on Wednesday. Wilkerson’s promotion fills a void left by the departure of long-time head coach Bill Ross, and follows a successful one-year stint as an assistant coach for the Gators.
MEADVILLE, Pa. – After 14 years at the helm of one of the most dominant cross country and track and field programs in the region, Bill Ross shifts into a key role within the college’s athletic administration after being named Associate Director of Athletics and Recreation Services. Director of Athletics and Recreation Betsy Mitchell made the official announcement on Friday.
Allegheny senior Tony Dipre of the men’s cross country and track & field teams was named to the 2009-10 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America ® Third Team as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A national broadcast by CBS Sports will feature the inspirational story of Allegheny College student Chris Marker on Saturday, June 19 at 4 p.m. (Eastern time). An environmental science major and religious studies minor, Marker has achieved All-American status in both cross country and track and field despite being diagnosed with Tourettic Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Due to lack of interest, Allegheny College Athletics has canceled its Speed Clinic, which was scheduled to run June 14-18.
The Allegheny men's track and field and cross country teams finished 11th in the final standings for the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Al Carius Program of the Year.
Allegheny runner Tony Dipre was name to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Men's Track and Field/Cross Country Team. A neuroscience major, Dipre was eligible for the award by having a grade-point average above 3.30.
Allegheny runner Chris Marker won his second consecutive All-America outdoor track and field honor in the men's 5,000-meter run during the NcAa Championships at Baldwin-Wallace.
BEREA, Ohio -- For the second straight year, Lauren Butler earned All-America honors in the women's javelin at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She placed eighth while teammate Mia Symoniak finished 10th in the women's 10,000-meter run.
Three Allegheny track and field athletes are set to compete at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which will take place at Baldwin-Wallace in Berea, Ohio on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Gator representatives are Lauren Butler, Chris Marker and Mia Symoniak.
Allegheny's Chris Marker ran a provisional time while placing seventh in the men's 5,000-meter run while Lauren Butler finished fourth in the women's javelin at North Central's Gregory Outdoor Track and Field Invitational on Thursday and Friday.
Brennan Hamilton was the top place-finisher for the Allegheny men's outdoor track and field team, taking second place at the fourth annual Gator Invitational at Frank B. Fuhrer Field. He finished behind Allegheny graduate Tom Lee, who won in 33:56.66.
Lauren Butler was the lone first-place finisher for the Allegheny women's outdoor track field at the Blue and Gold's fourth annual Gator Invitational. Butler won the javelin with an NCAA Division III provisional toss of 137 feet, 2 inches (41.81 meters).
The return of pole vaulter Jeremy Scott will be one of many highlights at the Fourth Annual Gator Track and Field Invitational, which will take place at the Robertson Complex on Friday.
Three different Allegheny men -- Ryan Hanson, Andrew Mahone and Chris Marker -- won individual events on day two of the North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Ohio Wesleyan, helping the Gators place third overall. Allegheny had 93 team points and trailed champ Ohio Wesleyan (220) and Wabash (161.5).
Lauren Butler claimed her second individual crown, winning the women's javelin, while Beth Muller was the 200-meter dash champion and Mia Symoniak won the 5,000 on day two of the North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Ohio Wesleyan. The Gators placed third overall with 127.5 points, finishing behind champion Ohio Wesleyan (223.83) and Oberlin (146.5).
Allegheny's Lauren Butler and Kelly Gallagher were individual champions on day one of the North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Ohio Wesleyan. Butler won the women's shot put with a toss of 40 feet, one-half inch (12.20 meters) while Gallagher claimed the 10,000-meter run title in 39:40.42.
Ryan Sullivan won the men's 10,000-meter run, leading a trio of Allegheny runners who placed 1-2-3, on the first day of the North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Ohio Wesleyan.
The Allegheny track and field program is set to compete in the North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships this weekend at Ohio Wesleyan. Of the eight event championships they claimed in 2009, the Gators will return only three athletes to defend their titles: Chris Marker in the men's 5,000-meter run, Jakeb Zimmerman in the men's 10,000 and Lauren Butler in the women's javelin.
Allegheny's Emily Norton finished seventh and teammate Caileigh Hughes placed 11th, but was the top javelin thrower, on the final day of the North Coast Athletic Conference Women's Track and Field Pentathlon at Oberlin on Sunday.
Allegheny women's track and field athlete Lauren Butler earned second place in the javelin and sixth in the shot put at the Baldwin-Wallace Sparky Adams Invitational on Saturday.
Grove City, Carnegie Mellon and Grove City runners are included in the NCAA.com pre-season runners-to-watch list.
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