Amherst College Men's Cross Country and Track & Field

 

Distance Medley Relay - New NCAA DIII National Record, 9:48.61!!!!

 

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All NESCAC LJer Mark Cort'15


 

Season Headlines

DMR earns All-American Honors The DMR grabbed a bronze at the NCAA Championships, while Mohamed and Greg run storng in the 3k & 5K Full Story

ECAC Champions!!! The men grabbed a nail biting 1/2 point victory, amassing 42 points, at the ECAC Championships on a solid 2 days of performances Full Story

The DMR named Athlete of the Week The USTFCCCA honored the Distance Medley Relay's record breaking performance over the weekend by naming at as the DIII Track & Field Men's Performer of the Week Full Story

Dr. Seuss Book Reading at the Fort River School Coach Ned along with Lucas, Craig, Scotty, Dennis and Raymond visited the Fort River School to read Dr. Seuss books to the 3rd and 4th grade in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday.

NCAA Record in DMR The DMistance Medley Relay made up of Romey, David, Brent and Greg ran 9:48.61 to win NE's and set a New NCAA DIII Record to highlight a slew of incredible performances on the weekend. Full Story

An All-American Reader! Freshmen Mohamed Hussein can turn head's on the track almost as fast as he can turn pages of a book. He and several student-athletes from the College participated in the Athletes Love to Read Program led by our associate athletic director Billy McBride. They read books to and with young students from Maple Elementary School in Easthampton Full Story

Great performances at DIII New England's A win by the DMR, to go along with some great performances across the board highlight a strong day at the DIII NE Championships at Springfield Full Story

School record in 3k at Valentine Classic Greg Turissini reset his own school record in the3000 with his 8:16.58 to highlight a great day of performances at the Valentine Classic. Full Story

Men's XC Earns Academic All-American Honors With a cumulative GPA of 3.57, the XC team again earned Academic All-American honors, and had the 2nd highest GPA amongst teams competing at the NCAA Championships. Individually - Greg, Romey, Mo, Ray and Craig also earned Academic All-American honors based on a combination of GPA and Regional finish Full Story

NCAA #2 DMR highlights Cupid The guys DMR ran a 10:06.16 for the 2nd fastest time in DIII to grab the lone win of the day at the Tufts Cupid Challenge. Full Story

Split Squad action results in a Team win, and great marks The team won the Springfield Invite, adn several guys run some great times at BU Full Story Springfield & Full Story BU

Great start to 2015 at Little Three's Arduous training over intersession did nothing to deter the guys from getting some awesome results in the first ever Little Three indoor meet. Full Story

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

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Most Recent Meet


NCAA Championships

It was quite an early start to the 2015 NCAA DIII Indoor Championship, as we departed the Amherst campus just before four AM on Thursday to begin our journey down south to North Carolina. Overall, it was a smooth travel day and we arrived at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem on a sunny and warm afternoon. The boys all enjoyed a nice shakeout outside in shorts / t-shirts, which certainly put everyone in good spirits and all seemed relaxed and ready for the next two days. We then fast-forward 24hrs later and we're getting underway on our first day of competition with Mohamed in the 5000m and the DMR to cap off the night. As he entered the 5000 with the fastest time by a freshman this year and seeing as he was also the only freshman in the field, Mo had little left to prove after already having a very strong freshman indoor campaign. The race got out well and for a majority of the first 3k, Mo would sit comfortably in a pack of guys that were in 7th - 10th place. Though as the tempo eventually picked up and the race stretched out, he would do his best to fight over that final kilometer. In the end, he would clock in at a time of 14:57 and take 13th place overall. While the race might have fallen short of Mo’s personal goals, he has had a stellar indoor season for a first year and there will certainly be more NCAA’s in the future! Forty-five minutes later we were back on the starting line for the Distance Medley Relay. Entering the race as the top seed and National Record holders, the guys had high expectations that evening and that certainly showed over the course of the race. Starting things off for us was, Romey Sklar, on the 1200m leg. He got out perfectly and put himself in a fine spot at the front of the race. Romey would remain in the front until about 800m, at which time three lead off legs from Wisconsin schools would take over. Though, he definitely did not back down and stuck right on the three Wisconsin competitors closely. Romey would come through the exchange zone in fourth place to split 3:04.6 and pass the baton off to first year, David Ingraham. Racing at his first ever NCAA Championship, David would hold his own to split 50.6 and hand-off to the 800m leg in 5th place. Junior, Brent Harrison would take the baton and get down to work right away. Probably turning in the best performance of his season and possibly career, Brent reeled in all but one of his competitors to split 1:52.5 and handed off to anchor leg, Greg Turissini in 2nd place. Once Greg received the baton he was off and there was no looking back. Greg was definitely out aggressive, as he came through the first 400 in 56.7 and wasn’t slowing down. Obviously that’s quite fast and a bit over his head, though it was a championship setting and competing to win was the main concern. Greg would then hit the halfway mark in 1:57.7 and had about a 20-30m gap on 2nd and 3rd place. Due to very fast early pace, Greg would begin to feel the fatigue shortly after 1k and come through the 1200 in 3:02. Behind Greg, UW-Eau Claire began to advance and UW-Lacrosse was close in tow. At the bell, UW-Eau Claire would advance past Greg and the UW-Lacrosse would eventually pass him in the final stretch. Though, Greg would hang tough and hold onto split 4:11 and help the DMR finish 3rd overall in 9:59.56, as well as earn All-American honors. Moving on to Saturday afternoon, Greg still had business to take care of in the 3000m. Despite a big effort the night before, Greg was excited and ready to toe the line. Once the race went off, he settled in around 8th -10th for the first kilometer. Though, as the race approached the halfway mark it began to heat up and the race would split. Unfortunately, Greg didn't make the necessary move to bridge the gap and would fade a bit in the later stages. Though with 400m to go, Greg would find some remaining strength and catch a few people to run 8:29 for 11th place. Overall, it was a successful NCAA meet that caps off a very successful indoor season for the entire team. With only a few weeks of reprieve, the outdoor season is just around the corner and we’re looking forward to some weather and big marks!

 

Upcoming Meets

The first outdoor meet of the season will be the Amherst Spring Fling, a 7 team meet here at home on Saturday April 4th at 11:00 with Brandeis, Coast Guard, Trinity, Conn College, Tufts and Keene State.

Family Gathering Information April 4th

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
email - elnedeau@amherst.edu