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Season Headlines

Seelaus and the 4x800 score bronze at New England's Jeff Seelaus had a great run in the Steeple to grab a bronze while the 4x800 finished the day with a bronze of their own as Kristian, Vernon, Lucey and Butko dipped under 7:40 Full Story

Pair of silver medals lead team to 9th place at DIII NE's Craig Nelson in the 10k and Jeff Seelaus in the 5k grab silver medals to lead the team at DIII NE's, while Steven Lucey unleashes in the 800 Full Story

Big performances at home for the NESCAC Championships Jeff Seelaus and Mohamed Hussein grab bronze in the steeple and 5k, while Chris Butko and Brent Harrison scorch the 800 to highlight a near perfect day for the NESCAC's right here on our home track Full Story

Mo sets new PR in the 10k at Penn Relays Competing against a field of largely DI and Open runners, Mo held his own to run a 30:05.88 and place 8th in the 10k. Full Story

Sogaard with the Win at Sunshine Classic Kristian Sogaard`19 grabbed the day's sole victory in the 1500 to highlight a great day of track and field at the Tufts Sunshine Classic Full Story

Great marks at the UMass Minuteman Invite Jeff Seelaus had the best placing of the day with his runner-up finish in the 1500 to highlight a day in which the team saw a slew of PR's broken. Full Story

Crowley breaks 5k school record Dan Crowley put his name in the record books with his 14:29.98 clocking in the 5k to highlight a great night at the Silfen Invite. In the same race, Cosmo Brossy set a new freshmen record in the 5k with his 15:03 Full Story

Four wins lead the way at home! Wins by Dan Crowley in the 1500, Chris Butko in the 800, Jeff Seelaus in the Steeple and the 4x800 relay of Butko, Lucey, Sogaard and Harrison lead the way as Amherst hosted the Spring Fling on Saturday. Full Story

The men get the outdoor season kicked off at Tufts Despite the not so spring like weather, the lads got the season rolling on Saturday at the Snowflake Classic at Tufts and had a lot of impressive performances. Full Story

Mohamed earns Top 10 finishes in 5k and 3k at NCAA's Mo grabbed All-American honors in the 5k on Friday night with a 7th place, 14:30 run and then finished 10th in the 3k with an 8:33 to put a solid finish on the indoor campaign. Full Story

Mohamed Hussein to compete in 5k and 3k at NCAA's Mohamed Hussein will compete this weekend in the 5k - on Friday at 5:25 - and Saturday in the 3k - at 4:25 at the NCAA DIII National Championships being held at Grinnell College in Iowa.

Mo hits 3k time for NCAA at Last Chance Mohamed took advantage of his Last Chance by running 8:19.85 in the 3k to advance to NCAA's at the Tufts last Chance meet. Full Story

Mo captures another NEICAAAA Title Mohamed Hussein ran away from the field in the 5k to easily win the title (also winning the 10k last spring), Chris Butko runs a big PR of 1:53.70 while the guys in the DMR ran under 10:00 out of the unseeded section to highlight the NE Championships. Full Story

Meet Record for the 4x800 at DIII NE The 4x800 relay of Butko, Espinoza, Sogaard and Harrison break the meet record set back in 1984 with their 7:48.06 victory. Full Story

Great performances for Valentines! The guys ran away with some awesome performances for Valentine's at BU including PR's and heat winning marks by Kristian Sogaard inthe 800 and Aziz Khan & Stadtler Thompson in the 200. Full Story.

2015-16 Alumni / Parent News Letter

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

New England Championships

Performers of the Meet - Jeff Seelaus and Justin Barry

As the school year officially came to a close last Friday, we headed to New Haven for two days of competitive racing at the Open New England Championship. Our weekend of racing would start on Friday evening under a slight drizzle, but warm and relatively ideal for distance racing. A decision to move the meet well ahead of the listed time schedule due to pending rain, led to some frantic and shortened warm-up time for the 5k, as the race was slated to begin at 5:00 BUT instead was now being called shortly after we arrived and had exited the van. Without a solid warm-up, and the field not wanting to do a lot of work, Dan Crowley tried to infuse a little life after a slow opening mile but with a fast time now in arrears, we made the decision to step off the track and save the legs for another shot at a fast time on wednesday with hopes of running fast enough for NCAA. Despite being our lone competitor in the 10,000m, Justin Barry toed the line with confidence and was poised to end his sophomore year on a high note. Getting out aggressively from the gun, Justin would come through the first half in 15:57 and well on his way to a new personal best. While things would get a little bumpy around seven kilometers, Barry never backed down and continued to hang tough in pursuit of a PR. Closing hard over the last half mile, Justin would cross the line in six second PR of 32:36.4 and take 9th overall. As that marks the end of Justin’s sophomore year, he will now take some well-deserved time off and then gear up for a big fall!

Back at the track on Saturday afternoon and under clear skies, Jeff Seelaus and our 4x8 quartet were ready to make the most of an ideal day. In the steeplechase, Jeff would certainly set the tone with a very strong PR performance. Despite being in the back of the pack during the early laps, Jeff moved up extremely well over the second half to go on and take 3rd with a nine second personal best of 9:21.3. Motivated by Seelaus’s big effort, our 4x8 quartet of Kristian Sogaard, Vernon Espinoza, Steven Lucey, and Chris Butko were ready to chase after a win. Doing their part in the early stages, Kristian and Vernon would both split 1:55 to keep us well situated in the lead pack. Getting the baton as the penultimate leg, Steven Lucey challenged the field well and would split 1:54 to give the squad a slight lead on the final leg. Assuming his role as the anchor leg, Chris Butko took the baton and began the quest for victory. Butko would hold onto the lead until the bell lap when two foes from Northeastern and Bowdoin pulled up alongside. Giving it his best to challenge the two competitors down the homestretch, Butko would come up just shy of victory with his 1:53 split and the squad finished a very respectable 3rd place with a time of 7:39.06.

we now shift gears for the ECAC Championship this Wednesday and Thursday. It will once again be a small squad competing, as we will have Steven Lucey and Chris Butko in the 800, Jeff Seelaus in the Steeplechase, as well as Mo Hussein, Cosmo Brossy and Dan Crowley in the 5000. It should be a great two days of racing and we hopefully will be heading back to Amherst on Thursday with numerous big performances!

 

Upcoming Meets

We now shift gears and get ready for the final meet of the season within our regiona, as we have the ECAC Championship this Wednesday and Thursday at Westfield State College. It will once again be a small squad competing, as we will have Steven Lucey and Chris Butko in the 800 on Thursday at 2:00 while we will get the meet started on Wednesday with Jeff Seelaus competing in the Steeplechase at 5:20 and then Mo Hussein, Cosmo Brossy and Dan Crowley in the 5000 at 6:50. It should be a great two days of racing and we hopefully will be heading back to Amherst on Thursday with numerous big performances!

Jeff Seelaus 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