Minty 11th in mile at U.S. indoor meet

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 24, 2007
BOSTON, Mass. --- Colby College graduate Jess Minty (Concord, Mass.) finished in 11th place in the mile at the U.S. Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center.

Minty, a 2006 Colby graduate, came into the race ranked 12th in the 12-runner field. Her time of 4:46.49 was just slightly off her best previous time of 4:46.42 run at the Boston University's Valentine's Classic.

Minty, who runs for New Balance Boston, was less than one-half second out of 10th place while easily beating Andrea Parker (4:51.50). Two-time Olympian Shayne Culpepper won the race in 4:34.42.

Minty was an All-American in indoor track and field and cross country during her four years at Colby.

U.S. Indoor Track and Field Championships Women's Mile

1. Shayne Culpepper, 4:34.42; 2. Sarah Schwald, 4:36.12; 3. Christin Wurth, 4:36.78; 4. Natalie Hughes, 4:38.54; 5. Keira Carlstrom, 4:38.74; 6. Collette Douglas, 4:39.65; 7. Desiraye Osburn, 4:40.17; 8. Amy Mortimer, 4:40.18; 9. Lindsey Gallo, 4:40.87; 10. Sara Hall, 4:46.08; 11. Jess Minty, 4:46.49; 12.      Andrea Parker, 4:51.50