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

Connors with a buge 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


New England DIII Championships

Performers of the Meet - Khalil Flemming and Thomas Matthew

This past weekend, the boys suited up and head east to compete at the DIII New England Championship at MIT. After a strong showing last week, everyone was ready once again to take full advantage of the strong competition, as well as the ideal racing weather. As with most large championship meets, it’s a two-day affair and on Friday night we saw first year, Justin Barry, get things rolling for the squad in the 10,000. With his first 10k coming a few weeks prior at the chilly and windy UMass Invitational, Barry toed the line with a large field on a near perfect night for distance racing. Getting off the line well and settling in with a solid chase pack, Justin hit the first mile in 5:07 and eventually came through halfway in 15:55, which was right on pace for a PR performance. Though shortly after 4.5 miles, Justin hit a small wall and target pace began to slip. But Justin would hang tough and he would soon right the ship to close hard in the final half-mile and cross the line in 12th with a new PR of 32:42.6. Earlier in the evening we saw sophomore, Nate Showalter close out his season with a 17.88 performance in 110H to take 21st overall. Twenty-four hours later we were back at MIT in search of more PRs on a picture perfect spring day. Looking to start the day off with a bang, Kevin Connors and Greg Turissini suited up to take on a competitive field in the Men’s 1500. From the gun, both Kevin and Greg got out well and positioned themselves comfortably at the front end of the race. Both would come through opening 400 around 62, and at the half we would see Kevin hit 2:05 and Greg right behind in 2:06. With 600m to go, Kevin would make a strong move to put himself right behind the race leader and come through 1200m in 306.8. Entering the final 200m, Kevin would put up two strong moves to challenge for the win, but unfortunately the leader was able to hold off each attack by Connor’s in the final stretch. Though he would have to settle for 2nd, Kevin had no reason to be upset as he crossed the line in a big PR of 3:53.3! Closing hard over the final lap as well, Greg took 5th overall in a strong season best time of 3:55.87.  Keeping things rolling in the mid-distance events, the trio of: Brent Harrison, Romey Sklar, and Steven Lucey all stepped onto the track for the 800m. Leading the charge was Brent Harrison who battled well in the seeded heat and was rewarded with a new PR of 1:53.77 to take 3rd overall.  In the previous section, we saw Romey Sklar also clock in a fine performance, as he took 4th in his section with a new PR of 1:54.56. Prior to Sklar and Harrison, Steven Lucey wrapped up his sophomore season with a 2:03.1 performance. While the Amherst men were busy on the track, Khalil Flemming was competing in the triple jump. After two mediocre first jumps, Flemming popped a season best mark of 13.34m on his third and final jump of the day! Entering the final stages of the meet, Jamie Sandel settled into the blocks for the 400H. Though he wouldn’t improve on his PR of 56.11 from last week’s NESCAC Championship, Sandel still turned in a very strong time of 56.33 to take 15th overall. Moving on to the relay portion of the meet, we had a strong 4 x 8 consisting of; Kevin Connors, Peter Horton, Jack Wesley, and Steven Lucey. Connor’s got things rolling with his 1:56 split, while Horton and Wesley held their own as they both split 2:00. Steven Lucey brought things home with 2:02 anchor split and brought the boys home in 7:59.7 for 12th. Closing out the day was Jamie Sandel, Harrison Haigood, Brent Harrison, and Thomas Matthew in 4 x 4. Due to some reshuffling of the relay for a variety of factors, TMatt would make his 400 debut which gave the guys the opportunity to compete. Jamie led off with a strong opener, but a hand-off bobble between him and Harrison set them back a little, but Harrison responded well with a huge leg, giving Brent an opportunity to throw down some speed as he handed the baton off to TMatt who ran a great 52 carry to bring it home. The boys held their own and the got the baton around to cross the line 3:27.1.Despite a small squad, the Men took 16th overall in the team race with a total of 18 points. A few competitors from this weekend will hang up the spikes for the season and kick up their legs for a little rest. While others will be in action once again next weekend at MIT for the Open New England Championship!

 

Upcoming Meets

The Championships will continue at MIT this Friday and Saturday with the running of the NEICAAA Championships. On Friday evening, Jamie will compete in the 400H at 3:50 while Dan and Craig will have a go at it in the 5k and Mohamed & Raymond will stretch their legs in the 10k. On Saturday, depending on entry acceptances, the meet will get under way for us at 12:00 and we will have guys in the steeplechase, 1500, 800 and 4x800.

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