Women's Track All-America Honors


Contributed by Michael Warwick

Ithaca College placed 24th out of 83 scoring teams at the NCAA championships held at St. Lawrence over the weekend.

Two Ithaca athletes earned all-America honors (awarded to the top eight finishers in each event): senior Lynn Janovich in the 800-meter run and freshman Meghan Morningstar in the high jump. On Saturday, Janovich placed second in the 800-meter run, breaking her own school record with a time of 2:10.45. She earned all-America honors for the fourth time in her career. Morningstar also earned all-America honors on Saturday; she tied for seventh in the high jump, clearing 1.62 meters. Ithaca's third competitor on Saturday, junior Amanda Laytham, took 12th in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4:52.46.

In Friday's preliminaries of the 800-meter run, Janovich won her heat in a time of 2:12.26 and advanced to Saturday's final. Also on Friday, Laytham placed 12th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase final in a time of 11:06.60.

On Thursday, in the preliminaries of the 1,500-meter run, Laytham placed second in her heat with a time of 4:35.62. Junior Kristen Cravotta also competed in the preliminaries of the 1,500-meter run, placing 10th in her heat with a time of 5:03.35.

In Thursday's finals of the 10,000-meter run, senior Erin Boshe placed 18th with a time of 37:29.87.

Contributed by Michael Warwick