Amherst College Men's Cross Country and Track & Field




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Season Headlines

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

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

DIII New England Championships

Performers of the Meet - Craig Nelson

The guys kicked off the championship season in rousing fashion, as they did an awesome job at the DIII New England's held at Springfield. Talking about the meet the night before, the focus was to be competing hard, being as tough as possible and not worrying about times or marks, only about competing and laying it on the line and they did a great job of adhering to this throughout the day as they came up with many huge performances. The days lone victory came from the Distance Medley Relay quartet of Jesse Fajnzylber, Nate Showalter, Chris Butko and Greg Turissini as Jesse did a great job of keeping us right in the thick of things with his 3:13 1200 leg, and Nate ran 53 for his 400 (running a leg on a winning relay when back in December the talk was about simply getting back into track mindset with an eye on outdoors as returned to the sport after football season!), then Chris ran a strong leg to close things back up and give Greg the stick just behind the leaders and he wasted no time making it a decisive victory as he cruised through the first 1200m in 3:06 before conserving energy some energy and coming home in 4:14 to win with a 10:19. Craig Nelson had the performance of the day - and this is certainly not to take away from anyone else as the guys came up big over and over - in the 5k. After an off race last weekend, did he ever rebound! The race got out pretty well and he hung back just on the fringe of scoring and hit the first mile in 4:45 running in 8-9th, and then over the next mile, would move up to 5-6th and came through in 9:33 and then as the front groups started to break up in the last mile, he continued to move up to 5th then 4th, and using a big last lap, finished in 3rd running a 14:54 - the fastest 5k ever run by a freshman at Amherst. The race immediately before Craig saw another first year have an awesome race as well, and likewise posting the fastest 3000 time by a freshman, as Mohamed Hussein kept himself right up in the thick of things throughout the race, hitting the first mile in 4:35 and finishing up in 6th place overall running an 8:30.28. Romey Sklar and Jeff Seelaus each competed in the Mile, and from the sound of the gun, they put themselves in contention for scoring and with a strong last lap finish that has been a little lacking so far this season, Romey was able to move up a couple of places, finishing 3rd in 4:17 while Jeff came through in 9th in a 4:22. Scoring big from the unseeded sections was the word of the day in the middle distance events, and the guys did a great job of running tough from the front and winning sections to put the pressure on the seeded heats. Butko was in the 2nd of 3 sections of the 600, and he showcased his 800 strength in the final lap to move from 4th to running away with the win in a big PR of 1:23.53 and grabbing a 4th place overall. In the final section of the 600, Nick Codola would finish 5th in his heat and grabbed 9th overall while in the first section, Jamie Sandel would run 1:27. The next event was the 800, and Brent Harrison immediately went to the front of the unseeded section and ran completely unchallenged as he sped through the 400 in 55.9 and 600 in 1:24.8 before coming home in a 1:55.75 - winning by a huge margin, and then ultimately finishing 5th overall after the seeded section got finished. In the same section, Steve Lucey plagued by an ailing hamstring gamely battled but wasn't able to have the race he had hoped for. The next event saw a very similar tactic, as Kevin Connors and Lucas Lebovitz lined up in the unseeded 1000 and from the gun, KConn took the lead and never relinquished nor was ever challenged as he sped to a PR of 2:32.28 and would ultimately grab 5th overall, while Lucas struggled from a week long battle with illness that took it out of his legs for the last 2 laps. Mark Cort returned in the long jump after a couple of weeks trying to recover from Turf toe, and while the results were not quite as high as personal expectations, the 3 jumps he got off were all strong ones and he looks to be on the mend and hoping for a big performance in 2 weeks as his 6.35 would get him 11th, just missing the finals while Khalil would finish 18th in the long jump, and 19th in the triple jump. In the first section of the 400, David Ingraham won his heat convincingly and finished in the Top 20 overall and then later in the meet, would acnhor the 4x400 relay which finished 4th in their section, and would grab 7th overall with their 3:29 as Jamie, Duncan Norton, Nick competed solidly to accomplish the goal of scoring and finished where they were seeded coming into the meet. A bit of bad luck struck on the final event of the day, as in the 4x800, in the very first leg, as the guys came through the first 200 we had the baton knocked out of our hand and amongst the mass of bodies the baton could not be found and thus put a bizarre ending - had been looking to try to win the 2 longer relays, and while could'ves and should'ves mean nothing at all, we were confident that the guys could have run away with a win BUT didn't,. and despite the mishap, super proud of how the guys battled and stepped up and looking ahead to this weekend's meet at the All New England Championships.



Upcoming Meets

As long as Mother Nature allows, we will head back into Boston again this Friday and Saturday for the highly competitive, NEICAAA New England Championships at BU on Feb 27 & 28th with Fridays events slated for 4:30 start and Saturday kicking off at 11:00.

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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