Amherst College Men's Cross Country and Track & Field

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Season Headlines

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 Championships - October 18th

Runners of the Meet - Raymond Meijer & Cole Hawkins

Hoping to build upon their strong showing from last week’s race at Opens, the team headed out Williams for the famous Little Three Championship. Coming into the weekend, Williams was ranked US #4 and certainly were the favorites with their long standing L3 win streak. Though we hoped with a little strategy and simply just competing man versus man, we could come out on top. As Little 3’s is just Williams, Amherst, and Wesleyan, the field is quite small and the race tends to go out conservatively. We wanted to shake things up from the gun on Saturday and immediately we had Greg Turissini, Raymond Meijer, and KC Fussell throw down an honest race pace. As those three did the work up front, Mohammed Hussein and Dan Crowley sat back in the chase pack waiting for a Williams move. At the halfway mark, our front three came back to the large chase pack and the race was on. Unfortunately, we would falter and not be able to cover the decisive moves made by the Williams lead pack and would end up finishing second with 45 points. First year, Mohammed Hussein, would battle with Williams #3 runner over the final 800m, but would get nipped at the line to take 4th in 26:01. Next across the line for us would be Dan Crowley who ran 26:22 for 8th place. Not too far behind Crowley was Raymond Meijer in 26:36 for 10th place. Once again, Raymond stepped up the plate when things were rocky and proved himself as one of the most consistent racers this fall. Taking the remaining scoring five spots was Ben Fiedler who ran 26:45 for 11th and KC Fussell in 12th with a time of 26:48. This weekend marked another great performance by Ben and he seems to be rounding into form at exactly the right time. Also following up a strong performance from last week was Craig Nelson who crossed the line in 26:50 for 14th overall. Greg Turissini and Kevin Connors were our next finishers in 26:52 and 26:59. A bit behind those two was, Steven Lucey, who struggled to stay engaged and would finish 22nd running 27:33. Behind Lucey, there was a solid first year duo of Zach Grand running 27:54 and Scott Nelson in 27:55. Next across the line were Lucas Lebovitz, Cole Hawkins, Sam Wohlforth, and Peter Horton who all worked nicely together throughout the race and would all finish in the mid 28s. Not too far behind that large pack was Jesse Fajnzylber running 28:48 and Brent Harrison finishing in 28:54.  Wrapping up the day, were Chris Butko and Justin Barry in the mid to low 29:00s. It definitely hurts losing once again to Williams and especially since our frontrunners did not perform to the levels they are capable of on race day. Though, we still had some strong performances and guys battled very well with Williams 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th runners. Despite the disappointing team scores, we still walked away from Saturday with faster performances overall from Purple Valley and also another solid look at the regionals course. As we head into an off weekend, there is plenty of work to be done from now until NESCACs.

 

Upcoming Meets

The men will take this weekend off from racing and then next week, make the trip north to Vermont to compete in the NESCAC Championships being held at Middlebury on Saturday, November 1st. The race starts at 12:00, and because of the Championship - the squad is limited to having just 12 guys on the starting line. As there are 7 teams in the conference who are ranked in the Top 35 Nationally, this will certainly be a great test for the guys!

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