Amherst College Men's Cross Country and Track & Field




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All NESCAC LJer Mark Cort'15


Season Headlines

Indoor track kicks off A win by Nick Codola in the 600 and a couple of PRs by Thomas Matthew in the 60 / 200 highlight the Smith Winter Classic that kicks of the Indoor track campaign. Full Story

Top 10 at NCAA's Mohamed raced to 30th place - earning All-American honors - to lead the team to its best ever finish at the National Championships at 9th. Full Story

NCAA's here we come!!!! A total team effort gets a runner-up finish at the Regional Championships as Mo & Greg go 4-5, and we have all scoring runners in the Top 26 to help punch the ticket to the NCAA's on Saturday Full Story

Steve Lucey wins ECAC's Steve threw down a big kick in the finishing stretch to pull away for the win at ECAC's in 25:37 Full Story

Three All-NESCAC Performances highlight the Championships. MDan Crowley 8th, Mohammed Hussein 12th and Greg Turissini 13th all grab All-NESCAC honors as the men fnish 4th and throw down some great times. Full Story

Mohamed Hussein named ECAC Rookie Runner of the Week Mo grabbed ECAC Rookie of the Week Honors after his 4th place, 26:01 run at the Little Three's Full Story

Coming up short at L3's The guys posted some great times and very nice time improvements from last time on the course, but was not enough to grab a win at the Little Three's Full Story

Fast times at New England's The guys posted some great times and a 12th place finish despite the cold, rain and muddy conditions at the New England Championships at Franklin park. Greg Turissini's 26th place, 25:06 run led the team. Full Story

It's On Us On Thursday, the College took a Pledge to Stand up to Sexual Assault called "Its On Us" and the team took the pledge, and got some coverage in the Springfield Republican Full Story

A day at the Farm The guys headed down to the Book and Plow farm and helped to harvest the Potato field. Full Story

Men 4th at Purple Valley Led by Freshmen Mohamed Hussein's 4th place finish, the men grab 4th in a loaded field at the Purple Valley invite at Williams. Full Story

Senior Greg Turissini Student-Athlete of the Month The Athletic Department honored Senior Captain Greg Turissini as the Male Athlete of the Month for September Full Story

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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Most Recent Meet

Smith Winter Classic - December 6th

Performers of the Meet - Nick Codola & Thomas Matthew

A small contingent of men officially kicked off the 2014-15 Indoor Track & Field season by heading across the river to compete at the Smith College's Winter Classic meet. The large majority of those who raced XC this fall are just coming off a break and were not competing so the uniforms were donned by the sprinters, jumpers and thrower who have been working hard this fall and looking at the meet as a good starting point to see where their work has brought them. For the jumpers, it was their first time in the sand this fall so expectations were minimal and just looking to try and get back into a jumping rhythm - which took a few attempts! Khalil Flemming had the farthest effort in the long jump, hitting a 6.20 for 4th while Mark Cort was just over 6 meters though a couple of huge attempts were fouls on his final 2 attempts showed that he has still got it! Steve Hetterich made the finals as well, finishing 9th while Harrison Haigood got his spikes dirty for the first time. The Triple jump immediately followed the long jump so not a lot of time to rest, and Khalil and Steve both were out around 40 feet - though looking a little sluggish with their phases, most likely from the 6 attempts in the long moments earlier. Captain Nick Codola grabbed the day's lone victory in the 600, as he made a strong move around the 500m mark to take the lead and powered through to a 1:23.65 win. In the next section, Jamie Sandel would make a strong move in the last lap to win his heat and run a 3 second PR of 1:26.47 to go along with his qualifying for the finals in the 60 Hurdles earlier in the day by running 9.21. David Ingraham nearly opened up his Amherst track career by grabbing a victory, but just before the finish line, he was caught from behind after leading wire to wire in the 400 but posted a great opening time of 51.85. In the next section, Harrison would grab a win in his heat where he and freshmen classmate Jeff Ewing would finish 1st and 3rd running 54.31 and 55.93. Thomas Matthew would head the short sprint crew as he won his section in the 60m by running 7.24 to advance to the finals, and then in the finals would knock more time off from his PR by running 7.18 to finish 2nd, while Josh Young would finish 10th with his 7.49. Later in the day, both would compete in the same section of the 200 with TMatt again taking the team honors with his 23.56 for 4th overall (but a section win) with JoYo just over the 24 second mark in 8th. While most of the XC guys did not compete, a quartet did want to jump on the track and compete in the 800 but despite no preparation for the meet, and following the same training schedule as everyone else, they competed well as freshmen Chris Butko would grab 3rd with a 1:59.29 while Jesse Fajnzylber and Peter Horton would battle all the way to the line with Jesse in top, and then Justin Barry just missing breaking 2:10 despite being more of a longer distance guy. Another newcomer to the team and sport, Mike McCall would compete in the Shot Put and the Weight throw for his first ever track met. The day ended up with the guys running a 4x400 that would easily win their section and place 4th overall as David, Harrison, Jamie and Nick would run 3:35 to put a cap on a real solid opening season meet. With the next meet not being until the middle of January, the guys will return to building strength and after getting A's on their finals exams and end of semester papers, will look to carry the momentum through the New year top start of the crux of the season.

Upcoming Meets

We will now be off through the New Year, and return to competing on January 17th at the first ever Little Three Championships Indoors (as opposed to Outdoors) at Wesleyan

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

Erik Nedeau, Men's Track & Field and Cross Country
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