Amherst College Men's Cross Country and Track & Field

 

3x All-American Mohamed Hussein'18

 

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Season Headlines

PR's and Runner-ups at Cupid Challenge The guys competed hard in a very quality laden field at the Tufts Cupid Challenge, and were rewarded with a slew of season bests. While noone notched a victory, we finished 2nd in 5 events on the day. Full Story.

Fast times at Terrier and Boston The guys split squads as a few headed into Boston to compete at the Terrier Classic and posted some great performances while the majority of guys were at Springfield and knocked off PR's and even a school record in the 4x200. Full Story.

A 2nd place finish at Beynon Invite The guys grabbed a runner-up finish at the Beynon Invite hosted by Smith College on the strength of wins by Kevin in the 3k, Cosmo in the 5k as well as the DMR and 4x800 relays, plus a slew of great performances throughout the day. Full Story.

2016 gets underway at Little Three's The guys kicked off the New Year with the Little Three's at Wesleyan as Kevin Connors, Kristian Sogaard, David Ingraham and the 4x800 grab wins Full Story.

Track season kicks off at Smith Chris Butko picked up where he left off last year, as he grabbed the program's first win of the track season in the 800 Full Story

2 All-Americans at NCAA Dan in 24th and Mohamed in 27th lead team to a 10th place finish with their All-American winning performances Full Story

On to the NCAA The men grabbed 2nd place at the New England Championship - by a mere 1 point - to advance to the NCAA Championships. Mohamed grabbed the individual win in 24:39 while we had all scoring runners in the Top 25 Full Story

ECAC Champions!! Showcasing the depth of the program, the team was led by 3 runners in the Top 8 - Steven Lucey 2nd, Jack Wesley 5th and Justin Barry 8th - en route to capturing their 2nd ever ECAC Title Full Story

A 1-3 finish not quite enough to grab the victory at NESCAC's A huge day by Mo and Dan to finish 1-3; Raymond grabbing All-NESCAC honors and his brother Tucker finishing as the Top rookie were not quite enough to grab the overall win as the boys will have to settle for the runner-up plaque with a solid day of racing at Wesleyan. Full Story

A hard fought runner-up finish at L3's Competing on their home course, the men battled all the way to the end in a tight race against Williams but would come up just short. Mohamed led the way with a win, and despite 4 others in the Top 10 it was not quite enough. Full Story

A day off from classes so let's go and clear trails The guys headed down to the Emily Dickinson trails that connect the Bike Path and Groff park and spent a few hours clearing the trails that had become overgrown and difficult to pass.

Mohamed earns National Runner of the Week Honors for the 3rd Time On the heels of his runner-up finish at New Englands in 24:29, Mohamed Hussein garners his 3rd National Runner of the Week award. Full Story

Men earn Silver at the New England Championships Competing against teams from all Divisions, and racing on the historic Franklin Park course, the men grabbed the Runner-up Plaque with the best finish in program history. Mo and Dan grab Top 10 finishes, and the JV squad also grabbed silver Full Story

Mohamed earns multiple Runner of the Week Honors Again With his 2nd win in as many tries, this one at Purple Valley, Soph. Mohamed Hussein earns both USTFCCCA and NESCAC Runner of the Week honors Full Story

A Win at Purple Valley A strong finishing kick earned Mohamed the individual title, and with our Top 5 guys (Mo 1st, Dan 5th, Jeff 8th, Craig 12th and Raymond 16th) in the Top 16 of the race, the boys grab the team title by the smallest of margins Full Story

Mohamed earns multiple Runner of the Week Honors With his win at Umass, Soph. Mohamed Hussein earns both USTFCCCA and NESCAC Runner of the Week honors Full Story

Men get season under way at UMass With Mohamed's individual win and a strong effort behind him, the team got the season off to a great start finishing 2nd at the UMass Invite Full Story

Men T&F 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

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

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

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


Cupid Challenge Feb 6th

Performers of the Meet - Steven Lucey, Justin Barry and Khalil Flemming

Despite a rocky start to last Saturday morning for the men of Amherst Track & Field, due to the late arrival of the bus, we would end our day at the Tufts Cupid Invitational with many strong performances and personal bests. This certainly bodes well, as we begin to enter the final stretch of the regular season and then turn our attention to championship meets. Though we arrived at the meet with less than ideal time to warm up for a 5k, our crew in the unseeded 5k remained composed and ready to tackle the task at hand. From the gun, Peter Horton, Tucker Meijer, Justin Barry, and Jack Wesley, took control of the race and traded off the lead during the early stages of the race. It wouldn’t be until the two mile mark when this quartet began to string out, as they came through just under 10:00 and Tucker Meijer took off from the front. After being out front for a few laps, Justin Barry would overtake Meijer with just 400m to and his quest for D3 qualifier. Barry would kick hard in the final two laps to not only win the unseeded section but notch a new personal best of 15:30.5. Tucker would hold on well after his strong move at two miles to take 2nd in 15:34.9, while Horton would close nicely to finish not too far behind in a PR time of 15:38.9. Competing well in his first ever track 5k, Jack Wesley stopped the clock in 15:49.6 and behind him would be Cole Hawkins in 16:10.1 and Aaron Zambrano in 16:13. While we had a strong contingency competing well in the 5k, Thomas Matthew was doing his part in the throws circle. Getting stronger and more proficient in the weight throw every week out, Matthew got the implement out to a new PR mark of 13.24m and finished 9th overall. First year, Sam Amaka also joined Matthew in the weight throw and put up a mark of 10.64. This duo would both compete in the shot put as well and Matthew led the way with a near PR throw of 13.02m, while Amaka set a big personal best of 12.94m. Thomas would close out his busy day with 7.29 in 60m and 5th place finish overall. Also shooting out the blocks in the 60m would be Josh Young at 7.46, Aziz Khan at 7.47, Stadtler Thompson at 7.53, and Hasani Figueroa round things out at 7.56. Taking on the 60H, Maxim Doiron made the most of his day by throwing up a PR of 9.26 and finishing 8th in the finals. After the fine showing in the sprints, we shifted our attention back to the track for the seeded section of the 5,000m. Specifically set up for a fast pace, the trio of Mo Hussein, Dan Crowley, and Jeff Seelaus, were well prepared and would just have to tuck in and hang on during the early stages. Similar to the unseeded section, the race took off right around 3k and Mohamed was well positioned at the front, while Jeff was working his race up to Crowley in the middle of the field. Trying his best to counter the effort set by the leader from Tufts, Mohamed would eventually have to settle for a second place finish with a very strong time of 14:36.6. After being a bit off the back in the early laps, Seelaus came home strong to run a strong new PR of 15:02.3, while Crowley finished in 15:14.1. At this time in the infield, Harrison Haigood and Jay Drain were representing the team well in high jump. Sophomore, Haigood got up to a height of 1.78m to 4th overall, while Drain cleared 1.68m to finish 5th.

Inspired by their teammates in the 5,000, our milers also took to the track in search of fast times. Turning in perhaps one of his best track races of his career, Steven Lucey stuck himself up with the leaders early on and never looked back. In the end, Lucey would rally hard in the final 200m and take second overall with a big personal best time of 4:17.07. Running well from the second heat, Jesse Fajnzylber ran 4:31.4 and behind him would be Jack Malague at 4:35.8 and Jacob Silverman at 4:36.0. Once the mile concluded, we would see David Ingraham as our lone competitor in the 400 and run a season best time of 52.13. Shortly after 400m, Kristian Sogaard would also be our lone competitor in the 600m and run quite well to take 2nd in 1:23.5. Getting into the later stages of the meet, our group of competitors would be a trio in the 800m. Doubling back from the mile, Jesse Fajnzylber was our first across the line 2:01.4, while Kevin Dooley finished in 2:04.2 and Jack Malague in 2:08.1. Despite missing the fast section of the 1000m, due to a slight misjudgment of the meet schedule. Kevin Connors soloed a 2:30.55 in the slow section and finished 2nd overall. In the first section, Brent Harrison competed well to 2:35.7 and Ermias Kebede was right behind him in 2:36.6. After the 1000, we would see David Ingraham led our sprints group once again and took 8th in the 200 running 23.59. Stadtler Thompson was right behind him running 23.76 and wrapping it up would be Aziz Khan in 24.23 and Josh Young at 24.71.Though he didn’t have any company from fellow men in black and purple, Cosmo Brossy got off the line confidently and turned in an excellent performance. Similar to the 5,000m and Mile, the 3,000 was a stacked and competitive race that got out fast from the gun. Not deterred by the fast early tempo, Brossy stuck himself in a pack just off the leaders and hung on. In the end, Cosmo exceeded expectations and put up an excellent time of 8:34.9 to finish 7th overall. Closing out our day at Tufts would be our 4x4 and 4x8 relays, as well as Khalil Flemming in the triple jump. After two early fouls and a mediocre mark to advance to finals, Flemming would finally find his flow in his last three jumps. In the end, Khalil wrapped up his day with a season best mark of 13.15m to finish fifth overall. Our 4x4 would churn out a respectful time of 3:35.07, while the 4x8 squad battled up front with MIT to dip under 8:00 and take 2nd in a solid 7:53.5.

It certainly was a rocky start to our morning on Saturday, but in the end we had one of the best days at the track this season. This certainly gets us fired up for the week of work ahead and the last regular season meet of the year at this Saturday’s BU Valentine Invitational. We will be at the track all day, so definitely swing by if in the area and cheer the guys on!

Upcoming Meets

This coming Saturday, the boys will head back into the city to compete at the highly competitive Valentine Classic hosted by Boston University. The first event gets underway at 10:30

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