Men's Track's Lange Qualifies for NCAA Championship First Round
Lange places fourth in 3000m steeplechase at ECAC/IC4A Championship
Men's Results | Women's Results
PRINCETON, N.J. - Graduate student Matt Lange qualified for the NCAA Championship First Round in the 3,000-meter steeplechase after a standout performance in the event at this weekend's ECAC/IC4A Championship at Princeton University.
Lange placed fourth overall in the field of 32 competitors with a time of 9:00.11 to secure a place at the NCAA Championship First Round. He joins teammate Carter Day in the championship field as the first two student-athletes in program history to advance to the NCAA Championship First Round.
Also competing on the men's side over the weekend were seniors Chris Shaffer and Ryan DePinto. The duo competed in the 1500m twice this weekend, first on Friday at the West Point Twilight at the United States Military Academy. Shaffer placed ninth overall with a time of 3:49.90 while DePinto set a new personal record with a time of 3:50.15 to place 10th.
The duo competed the next day at Princeton in the event. DePinto won his heat and placed 14th overall in 3:53.37 while Shaffer wrapped his collegiate career with a time of 3:53.79 to take 16th place.
On the women's side, sophomore Suzanne Dannheim broke her own school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for the third time this season with a time of 10:38.36 on Saturday at the ECAC/IC4A Championship. The performance is a three-second improvement on her time from last week's Atlantic 10 Championship.
Rounding out GW's competitors this weekend was junior Halley Brown. She competed in the 1,500m at the ECAC/IC4A Championship and finished in 4:33.94 for 23rd place.
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