Amherst College Men's Cross Country and Track & Field

 

 

 

1:51 800 Runner, Chris Butko'18


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Season Headlines

16 runners earn Fall Academic All-NESCAC honors Sixteen members of the XC team earn Academic All-NESCAC for XC - GPA above 3.40, and first years not eliigble Full Story

Top 12 at the NCAA's Despite a bit of an off day, the team fights for a Top 12 finish at the NCAA Championships in Kentucky. Full Story

Advancing to the NCAA's!! Mohammed Hussein led the way with his 5th place finish, as the 3rd place overall finish at the New England regional earns a ticket to Kentucky. Full Story

All-NESCAC Accolades Mohammed Hussein earned First Team while Cosmo Brossy grabbed Second team All-NESCAC Honors and Coach Ned earns a share of the Coach of the Year. Full Story

A repeat as the NESCAC Runner-up Mohammed Hussein and Cosmo Brossy finish 5th and 8th to lead the team to a runner-up finish in tightly contested Nescac Championship battle Full Story

Runner-up finish at Little Three's Mohammed Hussein led the team, with a great effort by the guys behind him, to finish second at the Little Three's. Full Story

Mohamed Hussein NCAA and NESCAC Runner of the Week Junior harrier Mohamed Hussein earns both the NCAA DIII and NESCAC Runner of the week for his performance at the New England Championships Full NCAA Story and NESCAC Story

Solid performance at the New England Championships Mohammed Hussein's 5th place finish leads Varsity to a 7th place finish while Scott Nelson's runnerup finish leads the JV to a team win at the NEICAAA New England Championships. Full Story

Kevin Connors is the Student-Athlete of the Month Senior captain Kevin Connors earns the nod as the Atheltic Departments Student-Athlete of the Month for October Full Story

Farm Plus One - The team got dirty at the Book and Plow Farm on Saturday sorting onions, garlic and hot peppers. Full Story

4th at Purple Valley Mohammed Hussein makes his season debut to lead team with his runner-up finish as Cosmo Brossy and Steven Lucey earn Top 20 finishes to lead team to a 4th palce finish. Full Story

Season kicks off at UMass Cosmo Brossy finished in the Top 10 to lead the team to a 4th place finish at the Minuteman Invite to get the season officially under way. Full Story

Selwyn Maxwell Jr joins the coaching staff Former UConn Husky, Selwyn Maxwell Jr joins the program this fall. He is a former standout hurdler / sprinter for the Huskies and will be working with thsos event areas this season Full Story

Five members of T&F Team earn Academic-All American honors Chris Butko, Kristian Sogaard, Brent Harrison, Jeff Seelaus and Kevin Connors earn Academic All-American honors based on having a GPA above 3.30 AND being in the Top 35 of the NCAA Rankings. Full Story

Team earns Academic-All American honors With a team GPA at 3.49, the track & Field team again earned Academic honors as announced by the USTFCCCA Full Story

 

2015-16 Alumni / Parent News Letter

 


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Welcome to the home page of the Amherst College Men's Cross Country and Track & Field Program. We hope that you find our website both a source of information and enjoyment, whether you are a team member, a parent of the one of student-athletes, a prospective student, an Amherst alum or anyone else who just may be interested in our great sport. The site is updated regularly, so it should be easy to keep informed as to what is happening with the Men's XC & TF program. We hope that you like the site!

 

Most Recent Meet

NCAA Championships -

The season came to a close in Louisville Kentucky, with the running of the NCAA Championships held at the EP Tom Sawyer State Park. The race was on a flat, spectator friendly course that would see the runners traverse a loop that skirted some athletic fields as well as head out through the woods two continuous times, before running up through some grass / gravel roads that ran parallel to the starting field then running the perimeter of the starting field and finally heading out on a rolling field loop with pine tree cover for the final mile before a nice gradual downhill finish. We started on the inside of the start line, which helped avoid some of the fray caused by the mass of runners that were ultimately heading towards our side of the diagonally crossing starting field before merging on the the wide course and beginning of the first of two loops - each about 2k in distance. As they came though about the first 600m, it seemed like we had done okay getting a decent start as Mo was in the Top 25, and not far behind him ,Steve had put himself into the thick of things and then probably about 30-40 spots behind Ray and Cosmo were together, and then another few seconds behind, the twins and Kristian were connected and a but further in the field. At the 2k chip mat, the results showed that we were sitting in 4th with scoring runners at 9th, 37, 38, 40 and 76. As they headed back through the 2nd time, Mo was at the front end of the 2nd chase pack - there were 4-5 guys at the front, then a pack of about 15 runners with a gap to Mo's pack. Steve had fallen back to Ray and Cosmo, while Craig had started to move towards them opening up a gap on Scotty and Kristian. Coming out of the 2nd loop and heading towards the side of the starting field loop, Mo had fallen through his pack and was now hanging on for Top 35 and behind him Craig and gotten up to Raymond and they were running together, while Steve and Cosmo were still very close and was what we were hoping to see. The 4k chip mat had us sitting at 5th in scoring spots of 18, 45, 49, 51 and 53 - we had dropped a little at the front but Craig had moved up. As they ran around the starting field and back towards the final 2k, things had started to slide further south as Mo was struggling to maintain form and was losing spots as he had now fallen out of All-American contention. Craig and Raymond continued to look strong working with each other, but Steve and Cosmo had fallen off them and were dropping through the field while Scotty had started to move up closer to each of them and at the 6k or so chip mat, we had dropped down to 8th with scoring places of 25, 43, 49 then 98 and 106. The final 2k was not real kind, as Craig and Ray would do a good job of keeping their positions relatively close but the others dropped a few more spots unable to move up through the field any more and ultimately, when the dust had settled, we finished 12th. Mo would, as he has done all year, finish as our top runner but his 68th place finish would be a bit off of what he would normally be - having earned All-American honors in his first two years - and then with 6 seconds of his finish came Craig and 2aymond who would hit the line in 83rd and 88th. 20 seconds later, Steve would finish at 145th in 25:14 while Scotty closed out the scoring 3 seconds later in 154th place. Cosmo was a few ticks above 26 minutes and Kristian was not far behind him. Coming in ranked 8th, we were hoping to finish around there but in looking at how things ended up playing out in the race, to finish in 12th - in a race where it seemed like everything went wrong in the later stages - was an unexpected bonus, as to have key scoring runners struggle like they did, and still have the strength and depth to be able to stay focused and come out of the race in the Top 12 certainly makes you wonder what a healthy Mo and Cosmo could have done. While it was not the finish we hoped for, we do return five of the guys next year and will look towards the future and what we need to do to get closer to the elusive podium finish at next year's NCAA's.

 

 

Upcoming Meets

We put a wrap on the XC season and now are looking ahead to the first track meet of the season - the SMith Invitational on Saturday December 3rd. While the majority of the team will not be in action, the meet will be a great way to get the sprinters/ jumpers / hurdlers and throwers a chance to see where they are at a few of those who did XC will have a little fun with events of their choosing. The meet gets started at 11:00.

Jack Wesley'18 and Jesse Fajnzylber'17 battling to the line

 

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