MacPherson races to third place finish in the mile at New England Championships
BOSTON, MASS. 2/28/09 - Recovering from a mid-season illness, Keene State sophomore Craig MacPherson (Derry, N.H.) raced to a third place finish in the mile at the New England Track and Field Championships at Boston University on Saturday.
MacPherson posted a time of 4:08.62, the top mark in Division III so far this season.
In other races, junior Jared Samuel (Londonderry, N.H.) placed fourth in the 3,000 (8:26.42), senior Jason Garrity (Topsfield, Mass.) was sixth in the 1,000 (2:30.09), and senior Peter Najem (Derry, N.H.) placed ninth in the 800 (1:52.69).
The Owls finished 11th in the 31-team field with 21 points. They placed second among Division III team. The University of Connecticut won the team title with 128.50 points.
In the women's field, the Owl 4x400 relay team of juniors Christina Bourbeau (Manchester, N.H.) and Kimber Stannard (Higganum, Conn.), sophomore Amy Knoblock (Plymouth, Mass.), and freshman Haley Lydstone (Bedford, N.H.) had the best showing of the day, placing 17th with a time of 4:04.57.
The KSC women didn't score at the meet which was won by UConn. with 186.50 points.