Alison Parris (Saint Leonard, Md./Patuxent) turned in James Madison's top finish on Friday at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship at Weaver Stadium.PRINCETON, N.J., May 13, 2011 - Senior
Parris, who won the 5,000-meter run at last weekend's Colonial Athletic Association Championship, took third place in the same event with a personal-best time of 16 minutes, 32.17 seconds. The top-four finishers in the race were separated by just 1.53 seconds. Duke's Carly Seymour won in 16:30.80, which was 1.37 ahead of Parris.
In the 10,000-meter run, sophomore Katie Gorman (Lafayette Hill, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh), the CAA champion in the event, crossed the line in 36:23.23, good for sixth place, while junior Jess Zozos (Glenshaw, Pa./Shaler) was 17th in 37:37.90.
Sophomore Jennifer Monk (Bloomington, Ill./Central Catholic) competed in the first four events of the heptathlon and is in sixth position with 2,272 points.
Monk won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.70 seconds. She was sixth in the high jump after clearing the bar at 1.52 meters (4'11 3/4") and seventh in the shot put with a throw measuring 9.61 meters (31'6 1/2"). Monk rounded out day one with a fifth-place showing in the 200-meter dash when she crossed the line in 26.64. The sophomore will round out the heptathlon Saturday with the long jump, javelin and 800-meter run.
The Dukes sit in eighth place in the 23-team field with nine points following the first day of competition.
Day two of the ECAC Championship begins at 9:30 a.m. with the conclusion of the heptathlon, and time trials for running events are set for a 2:45 p.m. start with the 400-meter relay.
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