March 2010 - Both teams were named as Academic All-American Teams as the team GPA's were in excess of 3.5, and individually, Daniel Murner, Hallie Schwab, Sophie Galleher and Melissa Sullivan each earned Academic All-American honors based on a combination of success in both the class room (GPA in excess of 3.35) and by virtue of finishing in the Top 35 at the regioanl meet.
Reunion Run - the plan at the moment is to again have the reunion run, on the saturday morning of reunion. The only hang-up this year, is that it is also the same weekend as we have the Nationals Championships in Cleveland. We will be leaving for the meet on Wednesday so I will not be in attendance, but will take care of arrangements for the the run so that the course is taken care of and there are people to make sure that the event goes smoothly. If planning to attend, please email me at some point in the weeks prior to the event so that we can get an accurate number - or at least a rough idea.a- or at least a rough idea.
November 2009 - Upcoming races for the teams - NESCAC's at Wickham Park in Manchester CT on Sunday November 1st 12 W / 1 M; ECAC Championships at Williams on Nov 7th 11 W / 12 M, District Championships (NCAA Qualifier) in Cumberland, ME on November 14th 11 W / 12 M, and then the National Championships hosted by Baldwin Wallace in Celevland Ohio on November 21st 11 W / 12 M. See the 2009 XC schedule for directions to any of the races.
October 2009 - Homecoming weekend / Little Three Championships at home. While unsuccessful at putting an end to Williams winning streak in the men's race, and despite a drenching rain, it was great to see so many alumni back for the weekend and while shorter then I would have liked due to the meet, it was great to catch up with you all. NCAA Woman of the Year Awards Dinner. Elise Tropiano was honored as one of the semifinalist for the 2009 Woman of the Year, and I was able to be in attendance wiwth her and husband, Sam Hayman.
August 2009 - NCAA Woman of the Year Semifinalist Announced Elise Tropiano was named as one of the 30 semifinalist for the 2009 Woman of the Year Full Story
June 2009 - The 2nd Annual Reunion Run was won by the Even's, with the 84's being the biggest turnout of all classes. Full story
April 2009 - As the date gets closer to the Reunion Weekend for those in the 4 and 9 classes, as well as those who have graduated within the last 4 years, we wanted to remind you that we will be having the 2nd Annual Reunion 5k Run on that Saturday at 9:00AM Full Story
February 2009 - USTFCCCA names Amherst Senior Elise Tropiano as their XC Scholar Athlete of the Year, and Hallie Schwab, Zandra Walton, Peter Foote and carlyle Eubank also named to the Academic All-American team Full Story
November 2008 - BElise Tropiano garners the highest finish ever for an Amherst runner as she finishes as the runner-up at the NCAA Championships to lead the team to a 28th place finish, while the men finish in 24th. Both teams qualify for NCAA's with their 2nd place (men) and 5th place(women's) finishes at the Districts, and will now compete at Hanover, Indiana.
September 2008 - Both teams have started off their seasons with victories and high hopes for a huge season. The women and men both sit atop the New England Rankings, while they are 1st and 8th respectively in the NCAA Polls.
June 2008 - 2008 XC & TF Reunion Run news - we had a tremendous turnout for this first time event, as we had 71 finishers and a huge turnout of supporters. Kip Gallant'93 and Helen Dole'04 were the top male and female finishers. The weather was beautiful, and there was a great food spread following the race that was enjoyed by all. We will definitely be trying to build on this year's success as we head into the future of the Reunion Run. For the Results and Photos from the run please Click on 2008 Reunion Run
May 2008 - At the end of the month, in conjunction with the Alumni Weekend, we will be having an Alumni Reunion Run on Saturday May 31st at 9:00AM. This will be a 5k race / run on the trails of our XC course and please click here for more information REUNION RUN Also that weekend, on Friday, is the 2nd Annual Friends of Athletics Golf and Tennis Outing and for information on that, please click here ALUMNI GOLF OUTING
March 2008 - Both the men and women's teams were honored with Academic All-American Team Honors. The women were selected as the USTFCCCA Academic Team of the year, as the sported a cumulative GPA of 3.64. The men maintained a GPA of 3.49. Srs Heather Wilson and Meg Ray, and Jrs Caitlin McDermott Murphy and Elise Tropiano earned individual Academic All-American honors while Sr. Florian Reichert, Sophomores Carlyle Eubank and Eric Holaday and First Year Ben Mears earned the honors for the men. Full story
November 19 , 2007 - NCAA Champions! The women took the final step as they won the program's first ever National Championship in a decisive fashion as the Top 7 runners were all in front of every team's 4th runner (if not even higher), while the men finished 12th in the country - their best ever finish.
At the New England Regional Championships at Conn College, both teams made a bit of history. The women put 5 runners in the Top 15, and all seven in the Top 23 to easily win the meet - the first victory at the Regional Championships in program history. In the second race of the day, the men put all 5 runners in the Top 35 (All- New England) and when the dust had settled, they had squeaked out a 1 point victory over Williams to capture their first ever victory at this meet. Not since I have been involved with the program have our men defeated Williams, and I do not know how far it would go back beyond my involvement? Both teams automatically qualified for the National Championships to be held at St. Olaf College in Minnesota on November 17th. We have launched a clothing site for anyone interested in purchasing Amherst XC gear - Alison has been working on it with an on-line company and we have it up and running now, so if you are interested in sporting a variety of Amherst XC clothing items, please check it out at Amherst XC Gear