Amherst College Men's Cross Country and Track & Field



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Season Headlines

Breaking in the new track at Little Three's! Six victories and a slew of PR's, combined with a great Family showing highlight the first meet on our new track Full Story

Two wins at UMass Invite Khailil Flemming in the triple jump, and greg Turissini in the steeplechase both grab wins at UMass Full Story

A Strong Day at AIC Strong performances across the board including a big day by Thomas Matthew highlight a chilly day at AIC Full Story

Josiah earns NESCAC Athlete of the week Josiah launches a big PR of 187 in the javelin to win at the Snowflake Classic at Tufts and earns NESCAC honors Full Story

A big heave at Tufts Josiah launches a big PR of 187 in the javelin to win and highlight the day at the Snowflake Classic at Tufts Full Story

Great efforts at the NCAA's DMR finishes 9th in 10:10.19 while Matt finishes 12th in teh 400 with a 49.23 clocking at the NCAA Championships in Nebraska Full Story

Crowley's 3k runner-up highlights ECAC Dan Crowley's 8:30.29 3000 PR and his runner-up finish highlight the ECAC Championships Full Story

DMR runs 10:01.04 to get 3rd at Tufts The guys 10:01.04 puts them 12th on the NCAA list, as they hope to survive the final weekend in hopes of earning a trip to NCAA's as the Top 12 teams will advance. Full Story

Melton run's DIII leading time in the 400 at NE's Matt Melton ran the fastest time in the country in the 400 - 47.91 to pace the team at the New England Championships. Full Story

Melton's 400 win, and a DMR victory at DIII NE's The men grabbed 7th place at the DIII NE Championships, highlighted by victories in the 400 and the DMR. Full Story

A great meet at the Tufts' Cupid Challenge The men wrapped up the regular season with a great meet at Tufts, and will look to build on the momentum as we head into the championship season.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

New School Record at Valentine Classic Greg Turissini took down the school record in the 3000, running 8:19.50 to become the first under 8:20 in school history. Full Story

Big Jumps at Springfield A win in the 600 by Matt Melton, and huge PR's in the LJ by Mark Cort and TJ by Khalil Flemming highlight a strong showing at Springfield Full Story

Big marks at Terrier Classic An NCAA leading time in the 400 by Matt Melton, and a slew of big PR's highlight a great day at the Terrier Classic at Boston University. 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

2014 starts at Tufts with a Runner-up finish Wins by Steve Lucey 800, Ben Fiedler 5k, Khalil Flemming TJ and the 4x800 highlight the first meet of 2014. Full Story

Track kicks off at Smith Matt Melton and Brent Harrison go 1-2 in the 600, and a big triple jump for Khalil Flemming highlight the season opener at Smith Full Story

Crowley races at NCAA's Dan Crowley finished up his incredible Sophomore season with a 175th place finish at the NCAA's in Hanover, Indiana. Full Story

3 earn All-New England at Regional Championships Dan Crowley's 18th place finish earns a berth at the NCAA meet while Greg Turissini and Charlie Reighard both finish in the Top 35 to lead an 8th place team finish. Full Story

Great run at ECAC's Gus Greenstein 9th, Kevin Connors 11th and Ben Fiedler 15th all earn All-ECAC honors to lead team to a 3rd place finish at the ECAC's. Full Story

7th at NESCAC's Times for most of the guys were their best of the season, as the front duo of Dan Crowley 25:35 and KC Fussell 25:42 lead team to a 7th place finish.Full Story

Little Three battle The guys put in a great effort to finish 2nd at L3's as we were led by KC Fussell in 2nd 25:57, Dan Crowley in 3rd 25:59 and Greg Turissini in 7th 26:18. Full Story

Return to Franklin Park The guys finished 21st at the NEICAAA's, led by the duo of KC Fussell 25:43 and Dan Crowley 25:45. 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

A solid day at Purple Valley The guys put forth a solid effort at the Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams, with the team split into the 5k and 8k races. Full Story

A great battle at USM A 9th and 11th place finish by Dan Crowley and KC Fussell highlight the 5th place finish against a great field at the USM Invite. Full Story

Season opener at UMass A pair of Top 10 finishes by Dan Crowley and KC Fussell lead the team to a 6th place finish in our season opener at UMass Amherst. 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

XC team ranked 7th in NE Pre-Season Poll While the season is just about to get started, the team has started the year ranked 7th in the New England Regional poll to begin the year. 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

Track & Field Team earns USTFCCCA All-Academic status Highlighted by Matt Melton earning Academic All American Honors, the track & field team earned the 4th highest GPA in the country - 3.462 - to earn All-Academic status. Full Story

Andrew Erskine earns COSIDA All-American Academic Honors Andrew Erskine earned a spot on the COSIDA Academic All-American team Full Story

Erskine and Melton earn COSIDA All-District Academic Honors Andrew Erskine and Matt Melton earn COSIDA All-District Honors as they were among 12 Athletes named to the District 1 All-Academic team. Full Story

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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2014 Outdoor Track Little Three Family Gathering

Most Recent Meet

Little Three's - April 19th

Little Three Pictures

Performers of the Meet - Steve Hetterich, Javy Paulino and Jeff Seelaus

On a beautiful - albeit a little windy at times - day day in Amherst, the team christened the new track & field complex with the annual running of the Little Three Championships. In the first meet run on our new track, the guys did an awesome job of competing and brought in a bunch of huge marks, several victories in front of friends and family and the 128 points tied the highest point total for the team in the last 20 years. The team won 6 of the 17 events on the day, and the victories were spread out across a range of events showing the versatility of the team. Senior Matt Melton - who won the 400 as a freshmen when we were on out old track - would go out on top of the 400 as a senior as he ran 49.30 to handily win, and would also grab a runner-up spot in the 200 with a fast PR of 22.16 as well as PR in the high jump, clearing 6 feet without any practice. It would be Jeff Seelaus who grabbed the first Amherst victory on the new track, as he led from the front in the 3000 Steeplechase, as he and Kevin Connors both were doing the event for the first time, and with Jeff's hard running from the front combined with a late last homestretch flurry that brought him from 4th up to the runner-up spot, the two would go 1-2. The junior classmate jumping tandem of Mark Cort and Steve Hetterich would grab the victories in the long and triple jump, as Mark went 6.87 meets to win with steve jumping a big PR of 6.38 to get 3rd, and Khalil Flemming in 5th at 6.20 while it would be Steve's turn for the win in the Triple, as he leapt to a 12.86 win. First year hurdler Jamie Sandel won the 400 hurdles in 57.55, as well as grabbing runner-up honors in the 110 hurdles as he gets closer to breaking the 16 second barrier in that race. Dan Crowley would grab the final win on the day, this time in the 5000 as he ran a controlled race to come across the line in first at 15:20 while Greg Turissini would grab runner-up points, and coming in 6th in 16:29.88 was Cole Hawkins. The 4x100 relay of Josh Young, Javy Paulino, Khalil and Thomas Matthew got the day started on the track with a runner-up finish and later in the day, in the 100 TMatt would finish 3rd in an 11.29 while Javy - on senior day - had a great day, running a PR of 11.41 just ahead of Josh's 11.45 and then they both came back strong again in the 200, with *avy running a great time of 23.29 just ahead of Josh while in the seeded section, Dennis kennelly would run 23.26 - after warming up for that event by placing 3rd in the Javelin, capitalizing on "his near MLB pitching career" arm strength as Josiah (doing a standing throw), he and Romey Sklar would go 2-4 in that events. Romey would push the pace in the 800 before finishing 3rd in a 1:54.81 with Brent (doubling back from the 1500) in 5th, and Steve Lucey cracking 1:59 in his first real race of the year. Football converts, Rob Perdoni and Sam Caldwell came out for the meet and contributed big time in the shot put where they would go 3-4, as well as scoring in the hammer and discus. The 1500 was a little lackluster overall for the guys, and while most racing it are ultimately focused on other events and used this either for a speed tune-up or a strength builder, they had let the pack get way early and were not able to close as well as had anticipated with "rent coming in 1st fro the team with his 4:10 with Senior Charlie Reighard - completing his Thesis the night before - having a solid race despite the thesis, coming through in 4:13. It was a great day for a track meet, and a huge thank you to the parents nad families who came out in force to cheer on the teams and for an awesome foodspread following the conclusion of the meet as it was greatly appreciated.



Upcoming Meets

The team will head to Maine and Colby College for the NESCAC Championships on Saturday April 26th with the first events getting under way at 9:00.

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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