Gregory Turissini

Nickname: Greg, Pooky

Year of Graduation: 2015

Major: Undecided

Hometown & School: Maumee, OH (St. John's Jesuit High School)

HS Events & PRs: 800: 1:57.8r, 1600: 4:18.85, 3200: 9:34.21, 5k (XC): 15:36.00

College Events & PRs: XC 8k: 25:20 and 24:38 4.83m, 5k: 15:04.53, 3k: 8:29.31, Mile: 4:13.73, 1500 3:59.00, 1000 2:35.86, 800 1:56.1, Steeplechase: 8:29.77

Accomplishments: 2x All-Ohio (XC), 5x Academic All-Ohio (XC and Outdoor), 9x State Qualifier (XC, Indoor, Outdoor). All New England in 3k, Freshmen Record in the Steeple chase

Interests: Running, skiing, hiking, reading, Detroit sports teams.

Something random: I got run over by Willie Nelson while skiing in Park City when I was 5 years old.

Why you chose Amherst: Great academic reputation, the open curriculum, the great view from the top of Memorial Hill, the color purple.