Amherst College Men's Cross Country and Track & Field

 

Distance Medley Relay - New NCAA DIII National Record, 9:48.61!!!!

 

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All NESCAC LJer Mark Cort'15


 

Season Headlines

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


NEICAAA New England Championships

The boys headed back to Boston for the 2nd meet of the Championship portion, this being the NEICAAA Championships and competing against schools from across all Divisions in the region on BU's track. To say that the guys kicked some serious butt would be an understatement, as the guys did a fantastic job of competing well across both days of the two day meet. While results were fantastic, and the guys did some incredible things, the talk starts with the Distance medley Relay consisting of Romey, Sklar, David Ingraham, Brent Harrison and Greg Turissini who not only won a thrilling race BUT did so in a new NCAA DIII Record time - eclipsing the old mark held by an Amherst College quartet from 2011 - of 9:48.61!! Romey got things started as he took the pace out in his opening 1200 leg, coming through the first 600 in 131 and kept it going with another 60 second quarter through the 1k mark in 2:31.1 and charged home hard to hand off in 3rd place with a 3:00.7 split. David took the 2 lapper, and closed up a bit on the 2nd place team with his 49.7 split and then Brent threw down the 800 run that he has been working hard on, as he blitzed the first 400 in 53 seconds, and moved ahead of 2nd place quickly and set his sights on the leader and at the hand-off, he and Stonehill's runner handed off at the exact same time - with Brent coming through his split in a 1:51.3. 'reg got on the shoulder of the Stonehill anchor and together they flew through the early laps, hitting the 400 in 58.5 and the 800 split in 2:00.6. After hitting the 1200 in a 3:04.3, and sensing it was time to move, Greg stepped into the lead and continued to push the pace and was able to hold off a hard charging Northeastern anchor leg to grab the win and subsequently the New Record of 9:48.61 with his 4:06.7 anchor leg. Perhaps as an extra bit of motivation, and certainly some great inspiration, moments before they stepped on the line for the DMR, the guys got to watch Mohamed Hussein and Raymond Meijer have an awesome 5000. The pair went through the opening mile in 4:39 and were in a line that was strung out a little bit back around 7-8th or so. Over the next Mile, Mo moved up through the ranks and was in about 4th, hitting the 2 Mile mark in 9:20 while Raymond was running in 10th, coming through the deuce in 9:27. With 3 laps to go, Mo took the lead and tried to push the pace as he got a little daylight on the field except for the Colby runner who came back hard in the last lap to grab the win but Mo would finish 2nd with a huge PR of 14:29.11 - the 2nd fastest time ever run by an Amherst runner - while Raymond cranked the last lap to dip under 15:00 for the first time, running 14:59.38 and grabbing 9th. Nick Codola and Jamie Sandel got the Friday portion of the meet started by competing in the trials of the 500 where Nick ran 1:07.15 while Jamie was in the final section, and after coming through in 51.2 seconds, came home in 1:06.39. Chris Butko - despite not having run all week due to illness, battled gamely in the 800, running a 1:57.52 and in the next event, Lucas Lebovitz ran his best time of the season for the 1000, as he came through the first 800 in 2:02 and kicked home in 2:33.31 to grab 3rd in his section.

The times and performances from Friday night certainly provided a lot of excitement for the guys competing on Saturday, and the great weekend of competing hard was in full effect from the very start of the day in the mile. Kevin Connors and Jeff Seelaus competed in the first section of the mile, and an opening 800 of 2:07.5 for Kevin and 2:08.9 for *eff put them on pace for good races, and shortly after that, KConn took the lead and continued to push the pace and was rewarded with a big PR of 4:14.07 while *eff came through in a PR of 4:18.76. The next section saw Romey competing, and despite some heavy legs from the night before and not the best execution of placement throughout the race, he was able to finish strong after getting out of traffic and finished in a mile PR of 4:14.11. Craig Nelson, coming off a big race last weekend in the 5k, dropped down to the 3000 to try to post a big mark there, and he certainly delivered. After coming through the mile in 4:34 (near PR from a year ago) he never slowed down, as he finished 5th in his section, running an 8:36.45 or the equivalent of about a 9:10 2 Mile. There was a break in action for us until later int eh afternoon, when Greg came back for the seeded section of the 3000, and as the pace dawdled in the early stages - in comparison to what guys had run 9a few of the guys had already run other races) - as no one really wanted to lead or push the pace, and they went through the mile in 4:35 and the 2k in 5:45 before the pace dropped quickly, and Greg surged to the lead and pushed hard, ultimately finishing in 2nd in an 8:23 - running his last 1000 in 2:38. The 4x800 was up next, and competing in the unseeded section, the guys knew they would need to race for the win and hope the time would hold up for scoring. Romey took the first leg, and despite his 3rd race in less then 24 hours, came through with a 1:56.9 carry to hand off right amongst the leaders, and put Jesse Fajnzylber in a great spot to do some chasing and boy did he deliver as he opened up in a 55.6 in chasing after the leader and finished strong running a 1:57.1 leg (best split ever), giving KConn to race for the lead, which he delivered in with his 1:56 carry and sent Brent off with the lead, and he made it clear that he was not going to get caught, as he ran a 1:54 carry to finish with the win in a 7:44.92 and they held on for 8th overall. The 4x400 was the final event for us, and Jamie led things off with a super lead-off leg, nearly getting under 50 seconds with his strong 2nd lap, and Duncan - who has quickly gotten into shape and should be in great position for outdoors, ran a 50. leg and came through with a strong finish passing a couple of guys near the end that ultimately caused a bit of confusion at the hand-off but got it to Nick, who also came through with a strong leg in the 50 range with David finishing things off and helping the team to a 3:23 carry. With the 27 points we scored, the guys finished 10th overall in the championships and will look to carry that momentum forward to ECAC's this Friday and Saturday at the Armory in NYC.

 

 

Upcoming Meets

We will head into New York City this Friday for the ECAC Championships being held at the Armory, with competition on both Friday and Saturday..

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