Scott Ryan's ECAC Title Highlights W&J at Moravian
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Sophomore Scott Ryan (Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville East) won the 10,000 meters title to highlight Washington & Jefferson College at the two-day ECAC Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships which wrapped up Friday at Moravian College’s Timothy Breidegam Track & Rocco Calvo Field.
Ryan provided 10 team points for the Presidents after taking the 10,000-meter title with a school-record time of 31:12.41. His time was also a NCAA Division III Championship provisional mark.
Ryan then claimed fourth place in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:49.76. That time also eclipsed his previous school record by 23 seconds.
Junior C.J. Corcoran (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton) performed well for the women’s team by grabbing third place in the javelin on Thursday with a 41.54-meter throw (136’ 3”). Corcoran’s toss moved her into the 18th spot nationally for the top-ranked throws in NCAA Division III this spring.
Senior Michelle Wuenstel (Pittsburgh, Pa./Keystone Oaks) collected fourth place in the 200 meters with a time of 25.89 seconds. Classmate Katelynd McElhany (Canonsburg, Pa./Canon-McMillan) placed seventh in the 100-meter hurdles (15.21) after posting a time of 14.88 seconds in the preliminaries.
Junior Taylor Hockman (Martinsburg, W.Va./Hedgesville) earned the Presidents’ only other men’s team points by claiming fifth place in the long jump (6.92 m; 22’8”), while classmate Bryant Wang (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury) took 17th place in the 110-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 15.53 seconds.
The Presidents have five student-athletes with NCAA provisional marks who will learn Sunday afternoon if they receive an invitation to compete at the national championships in Delaware, Ohio (May 26-28). Wuenstel entered this week with the third-fastest time in the 200 meters, while McElhany earned her NCAA mark in the 100-meter hurdles. Corcoran (javelin), Hockman (long jump) and Ryan (10,000 meters) could also receive invitations.