Amherst College Men's Cross Country and Track & Field

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Season Headlines

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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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

Purple Valley Invite - Sept 27th

Runners of the Meet - Mohamed Hussein & Sam Wohlforth

The men headed up to Williams College for the Purple Valley Invite in the first real test of the season, as well as the first 8k for the majority of the freshmen. With 6 nationally ranked teams on the line, the meet provided plenty of competition as well as great test to see where the guys stand at this point of the season. Finishing a close 4th - behind Colby, Williams and MIT - and ahead of Tufts and Middlebury, the results were solid but leave plenty of room for improvement as we continue to work hard. The guys did a super job of working together throughout the race, and with the unseasonably warm temps combined with the strength of the Williams XC course, they took a conservative approach in the opening portion of the race before starting to work the 2nd half of the course, and they did a great job of moving up through the race and keeping packs tight. Mohamed Hussein broke from our front group a little after 3 miles and would move from about 15th up to 4th at the end of the race, coming through the line in 26:25 while Dan Crowley would be charging hard to grab 9th in 26:33. A bigger then normal gap back to our 3rd and 4th runners, KC Fussell and Greg Turissini should close up considerably in the coming weeks with a return to full health with both runners, but the 30 second difference would be a little too much to offset at the end of the day as KC would finish 23rd and Greg 26th, with a strong race by Raymond Meijer to close out the scoring with his 27th place, just steps off of Greg. Jeff Seelaus, who did a great job of working with Ray for the majority of the race, wasn't able to move as well in the last mile or so and finished 53rd in 27:40 with Romey Sklar hammering the last mile of the course to make up a lot of ground, finishing in 27:46. Freshmen Craig Nelson came through just under 28 minutes in his first 8k, and was in a group with Romey for most of the race while also in that group were classmates Kevin Connors, Steven Lucey and Ben Fiedler who finished in 28:11, 28:17 and 28:19. A group freshmen classmates did a super job of working together, and at different times, each found themselves pushing things at the front with the rest of the group doing a great job of responding as Justin Barry, Aaron Zambrano, Peter Horton and Zack Grand would all finish within seconds of each other in the mid 28 minute range. Sam Wohlforth had a great run, showing the mileage is paying off as he dipped under 29 minutes on the challenging course just a few clicks behind Jesse, and then Brent would close out the day. A handful of guys opted to run in the JV 5k race as a couple raced for the first time this season while others used the shorter race as a segway to the full distance later in the season and Lucas Lebovitz came across the line first for the guys in a 17:24 just ahead of Scott Nelson - who despite 2 falls on the day - came through in the mid 17's, while Chris Butko and Cole Hawkins came in under 18 minutes, and then Aedan Roberts got a valuable lesson of what not to eat on race day as he endured some mid-race GI struggles to finish the race and close out the team scoring. We will see the course again 2 more times this season - the most important of those being at the Regional Championships in November, and looking forward to being able to see our improvements from this point to then.

Upcoming Meets

The men will compete next at the NEICAAA New England Championships held at Franklin Park in Boston on October 11th, with the varsity race at 11:45 and then the JV Race at 1:15

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
413 542 8117 Phone, 413 542 2026 Fax
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