Amherst College Men's Cross Country and Track & Field

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Season Headlines

XC kicks off Season at UMass The guys grabbed 5th at the UMass Amherst Invite in a controlled effort to open up the 2014 campaign Full Story

XC Team 22nd in NCAA Pre-Season Rankings The guys head into the 2014 ranked 22nd in the NCAA DIII Pre-Season Poll, and as the 5th ranked team in the New England Region. Full Story

Track & Field Academic All American Honors The Track Team, on the basis of their 3.55 GPA (2nd highest in the country) earn Team Academic All-American honors. Individually, Matt Melton, Greg Turissini, Romey Sklar and Brent Harrison earn Acadmeic All-American honors Full Story

XC's Team GPA of 3.66 leads the Country The men earned Team Academic-All American honors on the basis of their 3.66 team GPA which tied with Ithaca as the highest in the country Full Story

5 Earn Academic All-American XC Honors On the basis of GPA (3.30 or above) and Regional finish, Amherst landed 5 runners on the Academic All-American team - Greg, Charlie, KC, Raymond and Alva Full Story

2014 Alumni / Parent Letter Former TF & XC athletes, as well as parents of the current members, please check out the January Newsletter. Full Story

The Farm Feeds the Speed The TF & XC team got together to help put in some man-hours at Amherst College's Book and Plow Farm as a way to give back to the community and bond together. Full Story

Amherst College Ranked #1 for Best Value Washington Monthly has selected - based on a variety of criteria - Amherst College as the #1 "bang for your buck" college in the country. Full Story

Coach Ned article in Athletic Management magazine Coach Ned wrote an article for the magazine, Athletic Management, about student-athlete leadership Full Article

Amherst College one of best campuses to run Amherst College ranked as one of Top 50 Colleges to go for a run. Full Story

Check us out on Facebook A Men's Track and XC page has been set up on Facebook Facebook Page Link


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Welcome to the home page of the Amherst College Men's Cross Country and Track & Field Program. We hope that you find our website both a source of information and enjoyment, whether you are a team member, a parent of the one of student-athletes, a prospective student, an Amherst alum or anyone else who just may be interested in our great sport. The site is updated regularly, so it should be easy to keep informed as to what is happening with the Lord Jeffs' Men's XC & TF program. We hope that you like the site!


Most Recent Meet

UMass Invite - Sept 13th

Runners of the Meet - Steve Lucey & Zack Grand

The men kicked off the 2014 season by staying local, as they headed down the road to UMass for a Six-team Invitational. With the long season in front of them, and heavy into some great mileage and base work, coupled with a large group of first year runners the team opted to focus on development with the meet at the expense of true racing as we split the team into 4 groups that each had a specific plan to implement that would keep efforts controlled and ease the transition into the racing season. Working to our benefit as well was the fact that the course was a 6200m rather then typical 8k so it bridges the gap to the normal race distance which most will see in 2 weeks. The front group of Dan Crowley, KC Fussell, Jeff Seelaus, Mohamed Hussein, Kevin Connors and Craig Nelson stayed intact through to a little before the 5k, and then the first 4 would run through the line together, coming through in a very controlled 19:54 while Kevin and Craig came through in 20:15 and 20:18 respectively. The 2nd group of guys likewise keep mostly intact through to close to the 5k before guys started to separate a little bit with Romey Sklar at the front end of that group finishing in 20:17, with pack mates Brent Harrison in 20:28, Jesse Fajnzylber 20:32 and a pair of first years Justin Barry and Aaron Zambrano in 20:34 and 41 respectively. The 3rd group's plan was to run as a group through about the first 2.5 miles and then if feeling good, start to move from there and did they ever. After staying intact through to the "Hole in the Wall", Steve Lucey hammered the last Mile+ moving all the way up to 5th man with his 20:10 finish while first year peter Horton also had a great finish to come through in 20:27 while Ben Fiedler and Lucas Lebovitz - finally getting the chance to race at UMass in his final year! - ran 20:51 and 21:06. Aedan Roberts fought through an early fall cold and for an 800 runner, did a solid job with his 21:21. The final grouping for the race implored a similar plan to group 3, and likewise, they stuck to the plan through to the hole in the wall and then it was first year harrier Zack Grand who found is sea-level lungs (coming from Santa Fe) and blasted home in 20:51 while Sam Wohlforth and first year 800 ace Chris Butko came through separated by 2 seconds at 21:29 and 31. It was great to get the season kicked off, in the lower key approach helped ease the transition back to racing but the guys will be gearing up for a bigger race experience in a couple of weeks.

Upcoming Meets

The men will compete next at the Purple Valley Classic at Williams on September 27th, with the 5k at 11:30 and 8k at 12:00

Jeff Seelaus en route to a Little Three title in the Steepechase

Erik Nedeau, Men's Track & Field and Cross Country
Amherst College, Box 2230
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
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