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Lisa Sussman '09 Highlights ECACs with Second Place in 800m While Nearly Setting School Record

Lisa Sussman '09

Three of the four women who represented Wesleyan at the annual ECAC Division III meet, this season hosted by Tufts Fri.-Sat., March 6-7, picked up team points as Wesleyan placed in a tie for 23rd among 51 scoring teams. The Cardinals collected 11 points.

Tops on the list was Lisa Sussman '09 (photo), who finished second of 19 qualifiers in the 800m race. Her time of 2:16.34 was a personal best and was a scant .03 above the Wesleyan school record set a year ago by Steph O'Brien '08. Sussman's time was just under the NCAA Division III provisional threshold but she is unlikely to make the national field as she ranks 22nd in Division III. Both Ravenna Neville '10 and Liz Wheatley '09 came through with points in the 5000m run. Neville finished seventh with a time of 18:03.61 while Wheatley was eighth with her 18:04.94 clocking.

With the likelihood that Sussman will not advance to NCAA competition at Ohio Northern Fri.-Sat., March 13-14, the indoor season has concluded. The team will move its act outdoors for its next action when Conn. College serves as host for its invitational Sat., March 21.