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Menís Track and Field Relay Records Shattered in Two Places

   
  Nathan Gravel
   

The menís 4x100-meter and 4x800-meter relay teams each set new Bantam records, one at the Elmer Swanson Invitational at Wesleyan University and the other at the Sea Ray Relays at the University of Tennessee.

The 4x100-meter relay squad, consisting of senior tri-captain Sean Langton, sophomore Houston Gossett, and freshman twins James and Justin Harris, set a new Trinity record with a first-place time of 42.56 in the Elmer Swanson Outdoor Track and Field Meet. The group eclipsed the previous record of 42.69, set in 1996.

The 4x800-meter relay squad, consisting of senior tri-captain Thomas Walsh, sophomore Matt Anderson, and freshmen Sam Moorhead and Hunter Norte, set a new Bantam record with a tenth-place time of 7:47.29 in the Sea Ray Relays Outdoor Track and Field Meet. The group broke the previous record of 7:53.94, set just last year.

Senior Chris Orr posted first-place times at Wesleyan in both the 110-meter (15.48) and 400-meter hurdles (53.80), qualifying provisionally for the NCAA Division III National Championships in May. Junior Nathan Gravel finished fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Sea Ray Relays, posting a time of 9:44.34, while Norte came in 13th in the steeplechase with a time of 10:07.55. Taylor Garvin, of the University of Cincinnati, won the event with a time of 9:21.03. Gravel and Norte were the only Division III athletes in the event.

For the womenís team, sophomore Amanda Williams won the 1,500 meters and finished third in the 800 meters in the Swanson Invitational. Bantam sophomore Amanda White won the 100-meter hurdles and junior Sarah Bengston took first in the high jump for the Bantam women.  Williams won the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:49.16 and recorded a time of 2:22.04 in the 800 meters. White posted a time of 15.46 in the hurdles and Bengston cleared a height of 5í01.75Ē to win the high jump competition. Sophomore Rhenita Brade was right behind Williams in the 800-meter run with a fourth-place time of 2:24.21.

Trinityís Cox Earns All-NESCAC Womenís Basketball Honors

   
  Sarah Cox
   

Junior forward Sarah Cox has been selected to the 2006 All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Womenís Basketball Second Team. The Bantams, coached by Wendy Davis, posted an 8-15 overall record and finished tied with Tufts for sixth place in the NESCAC with a 3-6 league mark. Trinity earned its fourth bid to the league championship tournament in the last five years, losing at Wesleyan in the NESCAC Quarterfinals. The Bantam post-season bid is particularly impressive considering the team has just eight players on its roster, with none taller than 5-foot-9.

Cox led NESCAC in scoring at 18.6 ppg and finished second in the league in free throw shooting at .814 and 11th in rebounding with 6.7 per game. She started all 23 games, totaling 51 assists (third on the team) and 37 steals (second on the team). Cox, who is majoring in American studies, led the team in scoring 18 times and rebounding 12 times this season.

Trinityís Finch and Timmins Earn Menís Ice Hockey Post-Season Honors

   
  Brendan TimminsCameron Finch
   

Menís ice hockey senior tri-captain Brendan Timmins was selected to the 2005-06 All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) First Team and as a finalist for the Joseph Concannon Award as the best American-born Division II/III menís ice hockey player in New England.  Fellow senior tri-captain Cameron Finch was also a finalist for the Concannon Award. 

Trinity, coached by John Dunham, finished the 2005-06 season with a 13-10-3 overall record and a 9-7-3 mark in the conference. The Bantams qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament for the sixth consecutive season, winning a quarterfinal game at Colby, 3-2 in overtime, before losing in the semifinals to Bowdoin, 3-1, at Middlebury. 

A three-time all-NESCAC selection, Timmins played in all 26 games at defenseman and totaled eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points (fifth among defenseman in NESCAC). He finishes his career as the all-time scoring leader among defenseman at Trinity, totaling 28 goals and 65 assists for 93 points. Timmins is an economics major with a minor in legal studies. 

Finch, a second team All-NESCAC selection and a New England Hockey Writers Association All-New England honoree a year ago, played in all 26 games at forward this season and totaled 12 goals and 14 assists for 26 points. He finishes his career with 103 games played, totaling 56 goals and 48 assists (sixth all-time) for 104 points. Finch is majoring in economics.

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