men’s DMR team qualifies for ncaas
In 2003, a Mule distance medley relay team ran 10:01.59 at the ECAC Championships, smashing the previous school record by more than 15 seconds. It was the fastest time in Division III that season, and the team went on to earn All-America honors by finishing fifth at the NCAA Championships.
The time hadn’t been approached since, until the 2009 ECAC Championships. The foursome of senior Stuart Udis (right), freshman Peter Rice, sophomore Bobby Torphy and senior David Chorney crossed the finish line in 10:00.70 – the sixth-fastest time in Division III this season. The Muhlenberg team qualified provisionally for the NCAA Championships and will know on Sunday if it has made the field.
Chorney ran an incredible 4:11 split on the final leg, the 1,600 meters, and led until the last 100 meters, when a runner from host Tufts – spurred on by the home crowd – raced ahead to win by seven one-hundredths of a second.
The other Muhlenberg participant on the first day of the ECAC Championships, junior Alex Faust, finished seventh in the pole vault.
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