Lauer a champion in 5,000 meters for Colby women

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 5, 2012
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Eva Lauer (Dustin Satloff '15 photo)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --- Colby College's Eva Lauer (Wellesley, Mass.) won the battle of first-year runners and is a New England Division III champion in the 5,000-meter run after winning the event at the 2012 New England Division III Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at MIT.

Complete results: http://scripts.mit.edu/~hwtaylor/otf/2012/ned3.res.php

Lauer, who will get to defend her title next year at home when the Mules host the New England meet at Harold Alfond Stadium, had a time of 17 minutes, 21.19 seconds to hold off fellow first-years Alison Smith (17:23.96) of Williams College and Elaine McVay (17:26.37) of MIT in the field of 18.
 
Brittany Reardon added a fourth in the pole vault (11-1.75) and was fifth in the 100 hurdles (14.73). Brittney Bell also had a fourth in the 400 dash (58.20), Berol Dewdney had a time of 11:04.35 to take sixth in the 3,000 steeplechase, Annabelle Hicks (Coventry, Conn.) was seventh in the 100 dash (12.53) after finishing second in prelims (12.35), Karyn King was ninth in the heptathlon (3,528 points), and Frances Onyilagha took ninth in the 200 dash (25.87).
 
Colby's 400 relay team of Bell, Reardon, Onyilagha, and Hicks were third out of 21 teams in 47.70. Meanwhile, the 1,600 relay squad of Laura Duff (East Greenwich, R.I.), Kate MacNamee (Rye, N.H.), Bell, and Hicks took fourth in 3:58.49.
 
Maeve McGovern (Stowe, Vt.) took 11th place for Colby in the 3,000 steeplechase (39:24.36) and Abbott Matthews (Wilson, N.C.) had the same finish in the hammer throw (140-09).
 
 




 
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