Amherst College Men's Cross Country and Track & Field

 

Mohamed Hussein will head to NCAA's for the 10k on Thursday night!

 

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Season Headlines

Crowley and Connors grab bronze medals to lead team at ECAC's - Dan Crowley in the 5k and Kevin Connors in the 1500 each grab bronze to lead the team at ECAC's Full Story

Mohamed Hussein wins NE 10k Title Mohamed took control of the 10k late to run away with the victory in a 30:43 to highlight a weekend of great performances Full Story

Connors with a huge race at DIII New England's Kevin Connors knocked a couple seconds off his 1500 PR en route to a runner-up finish to pace the team at DIII New Englands at MIT Full Story

Two runner-up finishes highlight NESCAC's Mo set a new freshmen record in the 10k (31:13) to grab 2nd, and the 4x800 team of Kevin, Nick, Romey and Brent also grabbed a runner-up spot to finish the day and highlight a great day of competition at the NESCAC Championships at Williams. Full Story

Great performances at Wesleyan Despite a very small meet, the guys made big things happen with some incredible performances across all event groups! Full Story

Battle at UMass Victories by Dan Crowley in the 10k and Brent Harrison in the 800 highlight a windy 5th place finish at UMass Full Story

Team 2nd at Home Opener The team kicked off the Outdoor season with a 2nd place finish at the Spring Fling here at home. Dan Crowley and Kevin Connors grab victories to lead the team in front of a rowdy and raucous crowd! Full Story

DMR earns All-American Honors The DMR grabbed a bronze at the NCAA Championships, while Mohamed and Greg run storng in the 3k & 5K Full Story

ECAC Champions!!! The men grabbed a nail biting 1/2 point victory, amassing 42 points, at the ECAC Championships on a solid 2 days of performances Full Story

The DMR named Athlete of the Week The USTFCCCA honored the Distance Medley Relay's record breaking performance over the weekend by naming at as the DIII Track & Field Men's Performer of the Week Full Story

Dr. Seuss Book Reading at the Fort River School Coach Ned along with Lucas, Craig, Scotty, Dennis and Raymond visited the Fort River School to read Dr. Seuss books to the 3rd and 4th grade in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday.

NCAA Record in DMR The DMistance Medley Relay made up of Romey, David, Brent and Greg ran 9:48.61 to win NE's and set a New NCAA DIII Record to highlight a slew of incredible performances on the weekend. Full Story

An All-American Reader! Freshmen Mohamed Hussein can turn head's on the track almost as fast as he can turn pages of a book. He and several student-athletes from the College participated in the Athletes Love to Read Program led by our associate athletic director Billy McBride. They read books to and with young students from Maple Elementary School in Easthampton Full Story

Great performances at DIII New England's A win by the DMR, to go along with some great performances across the board highlight a strong day at the DIII NE Championships at Springfield Full Story

School record in 3k at Valentine Classic Greg Turissini reset his own school record in the3000 with his 8:16.58 to highlight a great day of performances at the Valentine Classic. Full Story

Men's XC Earns Academic All-American Honors With a cumulative GPA of 3.57, the XC team again earned Academic All-American honors, and had the 2nd highest GPA amongst teams competing at the NCAA Championships. Individually - Greg, Romey, Mo, Ray and Craig also earned Academic All-American honors based on a combination of GPA and Regional finish Full Story

NCAA #2 DMR highlights Cupid The guys DMR ran a 10:06.16 for the 2nd fastest time in DIII to grab the lone win of the day at the Tufts Cupid Challenge. Full Story

Split Squad action results in a Team win, and great marks The team won the Springfield Invite, adn several guys run some great times at BU Full Story Springfield & Full Story BU

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


ECAC Championships

Performer of the Meet - Kevin Connors

A small group of guys were able to have some semblance of sanity left after final exams to be able to compete at the ECAC Championships, and despite the rigors of exams and papers that were on going throughout the week (including the day of the meet) they competed extremely well. On Thursday night in near perfect conditions, Dan Crowley lined up for the 5k hoping to best his performance from a week earlier. An opening mile saw him in 3rd place, coming through in 4:42, and then another mile at the same pace and holding the same position - 9:24 for the deuce - showed that a PR to finish the season could be had. The leader broke from the pack, and Dan would remain in a battle for 2nd, and ultimately would finish in 3rd place as he ran to a new PR of 14:47 and a great way to cap the season. Day two would start out in PR fashion as well, as Kevin Connors and Romey Sklar would line up in the fast section of the 1500 and both runners put themselves in great up in the front of the race as they came through an opening lap of 61-62 seconds, and then came through the 800 in the mid 2:04 range and were in 3rd and 4th. Kevin would drop a 61.5 3rd 400 with Romey just behind him as they came through in 3:06-07 for the 1200 and Kevin got onto the leaders shoulders and raced hard down the homestretch to capture 3rd in 3:52.65 while Romey would find an extra gear to finish 4th in a new PR of 3:53.20. Brent Harrison would be the next to take the stage, and he lined up in the fast section of the 800 and got himself into decent position in a race that went out pretty quickly from the gun as he was through in 54 seconds for the first lap, and running in about 6th. he moved up well through the 600 hitting that mark in 1:22.2 but unfortunately did not have the legs for the homestretch and would come home with a valiant effort producing a 1:53.60 and a 9th place finish. Jamie Sandel would put a close on the day as he got after it one last time in the 400 hurdles, and while hoping to run in the elusive 55 second range for the first time, Mr. Consistency with the 56 second hurdles prevailed as he charged home in a 56.59good for 21st place. With the points scored in the 5k and 1500, the guys would finish 13th place overall and put a great cap on the season and for Romey - a great career in the purple and black. With only Mo remaining - heading to St. Lawrence for the NCAA Championships this Thursday, competing in the 10k - the season is almost wrapping up but looking for one last HUGE performance to really put a cap on this great year!

 

Upcoming Meets

The Championships will come to a close with the NCAA's at St. Lawrence University in New York this Thursday at 7:00 when Mohamed Hussein toes the line in the 10,000 looking to put a cap on a phenomenal freshmen year!

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