Amherst College Men's Cross Country and Track & Field

 

 

Top Ten at the National Championships!!!

 

Asics America

All NESCAC LJer Mark Cort'15


 

Season Headlines

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

 


2013-14 Headlines

2012-13 Headlines

2011-12 Headlines

2010-11 Headlines

 

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


NCAA National Championships - November 22nd

Runner of the Meet - Mohamed Hussein

For the first time in 5 years, the men's team returned to the National Championships and were looking to capitalize on their momentum from the weekend before at the region Championships that earned them an automatic qualifying spot, as well as its highest NCAA ranking in program history at 7th. The race was run on the Kings island Golf & Tennis Center Golf course, and while the course itself was very flat and ideal for running fast times the couple of inches of snow early in the week, and then a rain storm early that morning made the course a little tougher as there was a good deal of mud and some of the turns in the course were real dicey. The men started in Box 4 so were on the far left of the starting line and it was towards their direction that most of the field would be breaking to after about 400m so we felt like we had a decent spot. With the cannon booming announcing the start, the guys did a great job of getting off the line and quickly and aggressively establishing themselves in decent spots. As the field really came together, and the course became more of the narrowed section they would race on, the guys had put themselves in pretty good position despite the very fast pace. Getting around the course to various spots in time to cheer would certainly prove challenging at times, especially with the hordes of screaming, and often scantily clad fans and the ringing of cow-bells probably drowns out any attempt to get the runners to hear anything you may be trying to scream to them but the guys were very focused on what they needed to do, and didn't need to hear it from anyone else. As they went through the first mile or so, Greg, Dan and Mo - as they have done pretty much all season - quickly found each other and worked as a group up in the Top 30-40 runners while Ray and Romey were racing together in the Hundred range, with Fuss a few seconds behind and Steve was struggling with a hamstring strain that he got in the first step off the line when he slipped in the mud. By 2 Miles, Greg and Mo were right around the 30 mark which was their target (Top 35 earn All-American) in about 9:30 while Dan was only a couple of seconds behind them, with Romey and Ray coming through around 9:50 for 2 Miles and still holding strong around 120. As they began to do the 2nd loop of the course, the guys pretty much maintained their positions with Mo and Greg still racing with each other around the 30 mark, while Dan was back around 60th while Romey and Ray had moved to about 100th and all were battling with scoring runners from some of our familiar New England foes. Fuss and Lucey were struggling a bit at this point as they were towards in the high 100 range. Before the 4 Mile mark - where the guys would do an extended outer loop of the golf Course before returning back towards the middle of the lay-out and beginning the final push to the finish - Mo made a strong move to move up a pack that put him around 30th while Greg struggled to make the same surge and fell back to about 42nd, and Dan was around 20 seconds back in the 60-70 range. Romey and Ray - never more then a body length from each other - continued to battle those around them in the low 100-120 positions. As the guys came around the final turn around, and started the last 400m straightaway to the finish, Mo was racing his freshmen legs off and kicking his way to a 30th place finish, earning All-American honors and running to a 24:34 - the 2nd fastest XC time in program history behind only Rob Mitchell - and finished as the first 2018 runner. Greg had slid back to the low-mid 40's, falling out of contention for AA but in the last 1k he started to throw down a furious finish and despite the mud, moved up through a string of runners and charging all the way to an incredible time of 24:37 but, in a heart-breaking manner, finished 36th place - 1 spot out of an All-American finish. Dan would move past a couple of guys in the home stretch to finish in 68th, just barely missing breaking the 25 minute barrier and coming down the finish was Romey Sklar to crack the Top 100 in 98th, running a big PR of 25:20 and followed closely by Raymond in 25:28 for 118th, while Fuss and Lucey would close out the day with a 26:21 and 27:38. When the mud finally dried on the shoes, and the results had been sorted the guys would wind up finishing 9th overall with 263 points. It was the best finish for the program and will provide the challenge for the guys returning next year. New England had a great day as the other teams finished 5th, 6th, 8th, 13th and 22nd. It has been an incredible season, and one of a lot of improvement and progression from last year to now - where we finished 8th in the region to grabbing a runner-up region spot and 9th in the country! The bar has been raised, and the expectations for next year, and the years to come will be to continue to race and compete at this level! With his All-American honor, Mo becomes the first freshmen to earn the honor and only the 4th runner in program history to earn AA - but looking forward to adding to the list next fall!

 

Upcoming Meets

With the XC season now finished, we move on to the warmer, cozier confines of the Indoor Track & Field season. While the majority of the guys on the team will not be competing, the sprinters, jumpers and throwers will kick off the 2014-15 campaign at Smith College on December 6th and test their legs and see where they are at.

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