Amherst College Men's Cross Country and Track & Field

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Season Headlines

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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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

New England Championships - October 11th

Runners of the Meet - Greg Turissini, Ben Fiedler & Aedan Roberts (though we could give this out to just about everyone!)

As the Amherst men arrived at Franklin Park on Saturday, it seemed they were in store for a cold and rainy day of racing. That day’s starting line up would feature regional rivals Middlebury, MIT, Colby, Tufts, and numerous other competitive DI and D2 programs. Open New Englands also served as the first meet of the season were the squads were separated between Varsity and JV. As both of these races went off during the second half of the meet, course conditions were not ideal once the boys toed the line. Kicking things off first, were the seven guys in the varsity race. As each race had close to 300 competitors, it was crucial the boys got hard and established their position early. Leading the team from start to finish, Greg Turissini got out well and gradually picked off competitors throughout the entirety of the race. Greg would eventually cross the line in 25:05 to finish 26th overall. Dan Crowley would be the next across the finish in 25:20, good enough for 49th place. Not too far behind Crowley was freshman, Mohamed Hussein. Mo struggled a bit with the course conditions, but hung on to run a respectable 25:26 for 65th place. Next across the line was KC Fussell in 101st place and a time of 25:47. Charging right on Fuss’s heels was Raymond Meijer who also clocked in at 25:47 and 104th place. Rounding out the varsity seven were Romey Sklar and Kevin Connors. Both did an excellent job of working off and relying on one another throughout the race. Eventually Romey would pull away to finish in 26:03 for 128th and Kevin was not too far behind in 26:10 for 149th. Once the mud had settled and the scores were tallied the boys would end up a respectable 12th (3rd DIII Team) with 345 points. Unfortunately, MIT and Middlebury trumped us, but we did manage to beat the Tufts and Colby squads. Though we competed well on not such an ideal day, there is still plenty of work to be done in the weeks to come. In a large meet such as Opens, every second/place counts and in order for us to be competitive down the road, we’re certainly going to have to work on closing up those gaps.

After witnessing the strong performances of their teammates, the JV squad was ready to take on the famous Franklin Park course. From the gun, Craig Nelson and Steven Lucey took off and established themselves in the top twenty of the field. Shortly after two miles Lucey would lose contact with Craig and spend the next three miles trying to make it up. Eventually the two would meet again on top of Bear Cage Hill and would work together until the final straightaway. Relying on his mid-d speed, Lucey kicked for home and finished in 26:02 for 11th place. A few seconds behind would be Craig in 26:07. Turning in a very respectable performance was Ben Fiedler who ran 26:20 and finished 30th overall – running a blazing final mile that saw him pick up nearly 30 places. Justin Barry and Scott Nelson were another duo that did an excellent job of relying one another throughout the race. Justin would come across the line in 26:42 and right behind him was Scott in 26:45. Despite his lack of sleep over the past few days, Zack Grand turned in a fine performance by running 27:02. Behind Grand were two mid-distance studs that performed quite well despite the conditions and race length. One of those studs was Brent Harrison who had a massive kick and hit the line 27:07. Right behind him was Aedan Roberts who was making his 8k debut and finished in a very respectable 27:14. Once again, Sam Wohlforth has stolen the show and turned in a massive 27:33 performance. Just three weeks ago, Wolforth dipped under 29:00 for the first time and this past Saturday he totally eclipsed the 28:00 barrier. Next across the line were Lucas Lebovitz, Chris Butko, Jesse Fajnzylber, and Peter Horton who finished in 27:39, 27:40, 27:41, and 27:47. Wrapping things up was Cole Hawkins who clocked in at 28:14, which is about ten seconds faster than he ran last year though he does not appear in the official results due to his inability to hold onto his race number long enough to get it pinned to his singlet!


Upcoming Meets

The men will compete next at the anual running of the Little Three Championships being held at Williams on Saturday, October 18th. The race starts at 1:15 and then we look forward to the Family Gathering following the guys getting there cool-down wrapped up.

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
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