Amherst College Men's Cross Country and Track & Field

 

Mohamed Hussein earns All-American honors at the National Championships in the 10k!!

 

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Season Headlines

Men earn highest GPA in country and USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Honors With a team GPA of 3.55, the men nothced the highest GPA amongst DIII track & Field programs Full Story

6 Men earn USTFCCA Track & Field Academic All-American Honors Nick Codola, Greg Turissini, Romey Skalr, Brent Harrison, Kevin Connors and David Ingraham earn Acadmeic All-American Honors based on having a GPA above a 3.30 and being ranked in the Top 35 for Individual events OR on a relay ranked in the Top 20 Full Story

Romey Sklar earns CoSIDA Honors Romey added another honor to his collection, as the senior was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team Full Story

Mohamed captures 7th at NCAA's A great race by Mo in the 10k at the national championships to grab 7th overall, and earn All-American honors Full Story

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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NCAA National DIII Championships

Mohamed Hussein headed off through the Adirondack Mountains with Coach Ned & Luke, looking to put a great finish on an incredible first year of competing for the Purple & Black as he took to the line in the 10k at the NCAA Championships held at St. Lawrence. Opting to stay in Lake Placid and enjoy a little Olympic History (1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic site) prior to taking on the field, the atmosphere of the Olympic village certainly provided an extra charge for Mo. On Thursday night just after 7:00, the temps were fine for racing but the windy conditions had not died down at all - sprint and jumping wind measures were in excess of 4.0 readings - and as soon as the race got under way, it was clear that no one wanted to lead, and the race would be a very tactical affair. Having done some work to prepare for this kind of scenario, Mo was prepared and he stuck to the game plan as he put himself into the Top 8-10 runners, and was buried amongst the other runners getting a lot less wind. Through the first 2 Miles - coming through in 5:20 and 10:32 - the entire field was bunched together, and despite the pace picking up in the 3rd mile - coming through in 15:26 with a 4:55 mile - it did little to break things up as one strong move with a 68 second lap almost strung things out but the pace slowed again allowing for some of the break-up to catch back up. At the 4 mile mark, coming through in 20:17 and a 4:50 mile, things began to shake up and Mo was right in the thick of things with a group now of about 10 runners, and as the pace continued to pick up with a 4:45 mile, coming through the 8k in 25:02, he was in a great spot, battling with the 4-5-6 runners, with another pack of 3 runners just behind them and these 9 had cleared well ahead of the rest of the field so the battle for All-American (Top 8 finishers) would be a tough one. Coming into the bell lap, hitting the 6 mile in 29:56, Mo was sitting in 6th, holding a very slim lead over the next 3 runners and while one would go by in the last lap, mo would fight with everything he had to hold onto the 7th place, earning one of the coveted All-American spots as he finished in 31:01.77. What an incredible first year he had - adding to his AA honors from cross country, as well as many other honors and accolades - and could not make Amherst track & Field any prouder. This was an incredible season for Mo and all of the men in the program, and with the book closing on this chapter, we enjoy some down time as we start to think about next year. Enjoy the summer and we will be right back here in the fall!

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Time to enjoy the summer!!

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