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

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

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Most Recent Meet


Little Three's

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Performer of the meet - Jesse Fajnzylber

On Saturday, the men headed down to Wesleyan for the first ever Indoor Little Three Championship. It’s a meet that is usually put on during the outdoor season, but looking to shake things up it has been moved to the indoor calendar this year. Leading up to Saturday, the men of Amherst had been hard at work with early morning doubles, lifts, workouts, and community service. Despite the big workload, everyone was excited to get on the track and throw down some fast times and big marks. Kicking things off for Amherst were the trio of – Mark Cort, Khalil Flemming, and Steven Hetterich in the long jump. They would certainly hold their own as Cort would take top honors with a strong leap of 6.61m and Khalil would grab second with his jump of 6.41m. Hetterich would finish 6th with a respectable jump of 6.00m. After a strong showing on the jumps runway, it was now time to turn to the track for the men’s mile. Leading a long contingent of Amherst men from the gun, Romey Sklar and Jeff Seelaus battled up front with the race leader from Williams. Working well together for a majority of the race, Romey and Jeff would go onto finish together in 4:23.65 and 4:23.66 for 2nd and 3rd overall. Next across the line for Amherst would be Ben Fiedler and Mohamed Hussein in 4:32.6 and 4:32.7 for 7th and 8th. Scott Nelson would not be too far behind in 4:37.0 and making his collegiate debut would be Jack Wesley running 4:38.5. After the mile we would shift our attention to the 60H and watch Jamie Sandel power home to a PR of 9.01. Sandel would have little time to rest, as he would shortly return to the track with freshman teammate, David Ingraham, for the 400. Ingraham would lead the duo with his 51.85 2nd place finish, while Sandel would hang on for 3rd in 52.60. Heading back to the jumps runway, we would see Khalil and Steve taking on the triple jump. In similar fashion to the long jump, Amherst would go 1-2 with Khalil winning with a mark of 12.84m and Hetterich picking up 2nd with a leap of 12.54m. Back on the track, Nick Codola and Christ Butko were toeing the line for the 600. Once the gun went off they both wasted little time and got to work with a quick opening 200. Joined by a fellow Williams runner, Codola and Butko were together until the final 100m when Butko went wide to cross the line in first with a time of 1:24.41. Codola certainly wouldn’t waiver and finished right behind Butko in 3rd with a time of 1:24.63. After an exciting finish in the 600, it was time for Josh Young and Mohamed Ramy to take the track for the 60M. Young would go onto cross the line in 7.42 for 6th and Ramy would run 7.80 for 7th. Looking to keep things rolling, a strong contingent of Amherst men lined up the 800. After a slow opening lap, Brent Harrison had enough and took off from the field. No one would challenge Harrison and he would cruise to a 2:00.6 victory. Finishing shortly after Brent would be Kevin Connors in 2:03.8 and Jeff Seelaus in 2:04.2. Looking to put on another fine display of Mid-Distance talent were Jesse Fajnzylber, Steven Lucey, and Aedan Roberts in the 1000. Biding his time well, Fajnzylber made a strong move at 500 and churned home to finish in second in a strong 2:35.9. Lucey would be next across the line in 2:41.2 and Roberts behind him 2:42.3. After a fine showing in the 1000, we would see a big group of Amherst runners going after it in the 3k. Early in the race, Greg Turissini, Craig Nelson, Raymond Meijer, and KC Fussell worked well together at the front of the race. Not too far behind that contingent were Justin Barry and Cole Hawkins running strong. Around halfway, Turissini and Nelson would breakaway from everyone else and stay out front for the remainder of the race. Turissini would go onto win in a strong early season time of 8:43.9 and Nelson would take second with his 8:51.4 performance. Raymond Meijer would cross the line in 4th with a time of 9:01.3 and KC Fussell took 7th in 9:14.4. Not too far behind Fussell, Cole Hawkins turned in a fine performance of 9:25.1, while Barry was right behind in 9:28.9. As the individual events came to a close, we headed into the relay section of the meet. In the 4x8 we would see Jesse Fajnzylber, Christ Butko, Brent Harrison, and Romey Sklar overpower the field and easily win in a time of 8:13.7. Finishing the day of would be the 4x4 relay of Nick Codola, Jamie Sandel, Aedan Roberts, and David Ingraham. Despite some tired legs, the boys would run tough and finish in 3rd with a time of 3:31.36. With the first real meet in the books, the guys now have just a few more days of doubles before all their classes and work start up for the spring semester. We will certainly look to capitalize on that time and get ready for another strong showing at the Smith Invitational next weekend.

 

Upcoming Meets

After a strong opening meet at the LIttle Three's, the guys will head across the river on Saturday to compete at the Beynon Invite hosted by Smith College with field events starting at 11 and running events at 12:30.

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