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May 20, 2001

Dawn Cleary smashed her own school record in the steeplechase with a 10:25.80, shaving more than 21 seconds off her record time and missing the NCAA automatic qualifying mark by just over five seconds en route to taking the silver in the ECAC Championships this weekend. Her teammate Inge Jorgensen won the ECAC title in the javelin throw with a toss of 52.10m. On the men’s side, Sam Jackson became the first Cavalier to break nine minutes in the steeplechase this season, running the race in 8:56.80 en route to an 8th-place finish. Overall, the women finished in fifth with a team score of 42 while the men finished 13th with a score of 24.

Other medallists for the Cavaliers included the 400m relay team of Natalie Randolph, Caroline Harvey, Kiamesha Otey, and Carielle Doe took third (46.16), Jarrett Hagwood in the 100 hurdles (3rd, 14.28)

Other scorers for the Cavaliers included Bill Johnston (8th, hammer, 57.50m), Brian Kollar (2nd, jav, 68.92m), and Jarrett Hagwood (8th, long jump, 7.32m). Carielle Doe also took fourth in the 400m with a time of 55.57 while Naccole Guinn was sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 12.71m and Natalie Randolph took sixth in the 400 hurdles (1:01.71). The men’s 3200m relay team finished seventh in a time of 7:33.07. Running for the Cavaliers were Matt Antunes, Brandon Alexander, Steven Gross and Walton Kingsberry. Three Cavalier women placed in the weight events:Eliese Mitchell (3rd, hammer, 53.78m), Hilary Wilson, (2nd, discus, 47.34m), and Inhar Chong (8th, discus, 44.06m).

A number of Cavaliers ran season-best times, including Bobby Thiele, who finished the 5000-meter run in 14:28.52. Also putting up season-best times and qualifying for the finals were Jarrett Hagwood (110HH, 14.33) and Natalie Randolph (400IH, 1:00.45).

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