Amherst College Men's Cross Country and Track & Field


The DMR runs 10:01.19 to finish 9th at the NCAA Championships - Romey, Matt, Brent and Greg


All-American Matt Melton'14

Season Headlines

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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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!

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Most Recent Meet

Yellow Jacket Invite - April 5th

Performer of the Meet - Thomas Matthew

The nearly full contingent of guys headed down the Interstate to compete at the Yellow jacket Invite held at American International College in Springfield in what would be a rather windy, chilly and long day. Despite the not so wonderful conditions, the guys competed great and posted many strong marks across the board. Matt Melton grabbed the top finishing spot for the Jeffs as he grabbed a runner-up finish in the 400, running a 49.37 to open up his season and then also grabbed a scoring spot in the 200 with a 22.81 clocking. Thomas Matthew had a great meet as he anchored the 4x100 relay of Josh Young, Javy Paulino and Dennis Kennelly to a section win in 44.84 to start the day and then raced to a new PR of 11.29 in the 100 and another PR later in the 200, dipping under 23 seconds in a 22.98. Khalil Flemming woke up his competitive demon and triple jumped to a 4th place finish with a 45+ foot jump to start the season, along with an outdoor PR in the long jump earlier in the day, as well as a very strong run in the 100 to finish just ahead of teammates Josh and Javy - while also in the jumps, Steve hetterich was out over 6 meters in the long and over 40 feet in the triple. Sam Wohlforth had a great run in the 5k, knocking off consistent sub 80 second laps before starting to drop further in the last 1000 to run a 16:29 while in the next section, KC Fussell raced into the twilight, grabbing a 3rd place running 15:22 just off the pace set by the front 2 runners. Most of the other middle and long distance runners got their season started in the 1500 and despite the chilly wind, opened things up on a great note. Nick Codola ran a 4:22 in the early section and then came back shortly after in the 400 to work on speed; the next section saw Ben Fiedler ran a Usain Bolt-like last 100m to close up a seemingly insurmountable gap and grab the win right at the line running 4:10 while Jesse Fajnzylber and Raymond Meijer each went 4:17. Kevin Connors took the top spot in the next section with a strong finish,as he ran 4:06 and would come back with a strong 800 a little later in the day. In the next section of the 1500, Dan Crowley would finish 2nd in the heat running a new PR in 4:01.40 with Jeff Seelaus coming through in 4:05 and Brent Harrison stepping up in distance to run a 4:08 - and then come back in the 400 to run a great 51.65 afterwards; while in the final and fastest section of the 1500 Greg Turissini would start his season with a 4:01 clocking in a very competitive field. Jamie Sandel made his foray in the world of 400 Hurdling successful as he grabbed a win in his section, and placed 7th overall with his 58.91 clocking. Dennis, in addition to a strong 3rd leg in the relay, had a nice 200 as he ran 23.40 in his first 200 of the year. Romey Sklar had the top time of the day for the team in the 800, just barley missing breaking 2 minutes as got his season started. On the other end of the track, Josiah Terrell-Perica opened with a 185 foot throw which would place him 7th but an awkward plant on his 2nd throw shut him down for the day after that. Josiah Terrell-Perica


Upcoming Meets

The team will stay really local, as we head down the hill to compete at the UMass Invitational this Saturday with things getting under way at 11:00 on April 12th


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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