Keri Lambert of Amherst earns bronze in final NCAA meet
Amherst native Keri Lambert finished her collegiate track and field career with a medal.
The Amherst College senior, who won the event in 2012, took third place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships in La Crosse, Wisc. She finished the event in 10:27.14.
The finish earned her All-America status for the seventh time in her college career including cross country and both indoor and outdoor track.
Minutewomen compete — Neither UMass participant at the NCAA East Preliminary meet advanced to the NCAA Championship meet.
Becky Stoyle finished 28th in the triple jump with a leap of 40 feet, 3.25 inches, while Rachelle Bourque was 33rd in the javelin with a throw of 140-8.
Ithaca 3, Kean 1 — Amherst native Jasper Adams allowed one run on five hits and no walks while striking out two as the Bombers (40-7) won at the NCAA Division III World Series at Foxi Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wis., Sunday.
Ithaca plays Linfield on Monday.
After dropping the first set of Saturday’s final match, Amherst college juniors Jordan Brewer and Gabby Devlin rallied to win the next two and capture the NCAA Division III women’s tennis doubles championship, Saturday in Kalamazoo, Mich.
It was the second title together for the duo, who won the crown in 2011. It was Devlin’s third title as she won with then senior Laura Danzig last year when Brewer was injured.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ team of Kristin Lim and Caroline Ward won the first set 6-4. But Amherst battled back to take the second 6-3. The two teams were even for the third set before the Jeffs squeezed out an 8-6 win in the tie-breaker to earn the title.
Amherst nearly grabbed a second championship in men’s singles where senior Mark Kahan advanced to the final before falling to Washington-St. Louis’s Adam Putterman, 6-3, 6-1.