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

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


NESCAC Championships

Performers of the Meet - Steven Lucey, Harrison Haigood and Kevin Connors

Early Saturday morning, the Amherst men made the short trek west for the 2015 NESCAC Championship at Williams College. It was a bit chilly in Williamstown for most of the day, but with the sun shining and great conference competition the guys were more than ready to tackle the day. Starting things off for the team in the early morning was the trio of KC Fussell, Raymond Meijer and Mohamed Hussein in the 10k. From the gun, the race got underway relatively relaxed, allowing Mo and Raymond to settle in nicely at the back of the lead pack. As the laps began to tick off, Mo and Ray patiently remained in the pack as they clicked off 75/76’s and came through the first mile in 5:05, the second in 10:08 and third in 15:13. Eventually the field got down to business and a defining split amongst competitors occurred just around the 6k mark. At this time, Mo took off with the two leaders and Raymond worked at handling the chase pack. With a mile to go the race was really on—a Williams runner put down the hammer and left Mo to duke it out with a NESCAC foe from Tufts. Entering the final stretch, Mo injected one more move to take 2nd place and a new freshman school record time of 31:13.5. Behind Mo, Raymond fought hard over the last two kilometers and crossed the line in 10th place overall, earning a new PR of 31:59. Senior KC Fussell was the final Amherst finisher, taking 20th overall with a time of 33:33.6. As the distance guys were duking it on the track, the Amherst jump crew was soaring in the pit. In the first flight of prelims, Mark Cort and Khalil Flemming both put up strong season best marks of 6.46m, while Stephen Hetterich put up a respectable mark of 5.75m. After the conclusion of the second flight, Cort and Flemming both advanced to finals. While Flemming didn’t improve on his jump of 6.46m and eventually finished 7th, Cort jumped 6.64m in his last jump and took 4th overall. After strong action on the jumps runway, we then turned our attention to the backstretch for the 110H and 100 prelims. In the hurdle prelims, Jamie Sandel and Nate Showalter turned in solid performances of 16.66 and 17.50 to place 19th and 21st overall, respectively. Later in the afternoon, Sandel had a PR performance in the 400H running a fine 56.11 to take 9th, while Showalter came across the line in 59.50 for 22nd. Once the hurdles were cleared, Thomas Matthew and Josh Young settled into the blocks for the 100 prelims. In heat one, Matthew clocked in at 11.47 to finish 15th overall and, in heat four, Young ran 11.58 to take 19th.  As the sprints came to a close, the steeplechase barriers were moved onto the track; it was time for the trio of Jeff Seelaus, Craig Nelson, and Scott Nelson to attempt season best performances in the 3k Steeplechase. Although all men were in the unseeded section, they nonetheless battled competitively for seven-and-a-half laps and put up great times. Jeff was able to out-lean and a Bates competitor at the line, clocking a 9:46.35, which was good enough for 7th place overall. Craig and Scott also had solid races, running 10:03 and 10:21, respectively. After the Steeplechase, the 4 x 1 relay quartet of Nate Showalter, Nick Codola, David Ingraham, and Thomas Matthew got on the track and cruised to a 44.10 for 7th place. The 1500m would be another strong showing for the men of Amherst. In the unseeded heat, Greg Turissini and Jack Wesley got ball rolling. Getting out hard, Greg made a strong final move at the bell lap to run 4:00.0 for 14th overall and Wesley hung tough to run 4:08.6 for 28th overall. The seeded heat was soon thereafter with both Kevin Connors and Romey Sklar. The pace was fast from the gun, but both fought hard and in the end both churned out PRs. Sklar took 5th in a time of 3:55.5, while Connors was right behind in 6th with his time of 3:55.7. Later on in the day, David Ingraham led the Amherst contingency in the 400m with his strong 50.9 performance for 12th. In prior sections, Nick Codola won his heat running 51.17 for 15th overall and Harrison Haigood competed well running 52.42 for 26th place. After strong representation in the 1500, the mid-distance trio of Steven Lucey, Lucas Lebovitz, and Brent Harrison was ready to tackle the 800. Finally rounding into form, Lucey turned in a grand performance running 1:57.3 to win his heat and take 15th overall. Senior Lucas Lebovitz started out well in the second section and crossed the line in a season best time of 1:59.7. Brent Harrison was the final Amherst competitor in the Men’s 800 and his performance certainly was a great way to cap off the mid-distance events. Harrison shot off the line quickly and gapped the field, hitting the 600m in 1:21. Over the final 200m, Harrison did his best to hang on and eventually crossed the line in 1:53.9 for 5th place. In the final individual event of the day, Dan Crowley, Justin Barry, Peter Horton, and Ben Fiedler were more than ready to tackle the 5k. Crowley was the top finisher for the team, situating himself in the lead pack for a majority of the race and crossing the line in 14:57.4 for 3rd. Fiedler was the next Amherst finisher in 15:29.6 for 15th, while Justin Barry ran 15:56.7 for 24th and Peter Horton crossed the line in 16:23.7 for 26th. Rounding the NESCAC Championship out were our relay squads in the 4x4 and 4x8. After a long day, Ingraham, Sandel, Haigood, and Lucey all pulled together to run 3:27.5 and take 6th overall in the 4x4. In the 4x8, Connors, Codola, Sklar and Harrison collectively stepped up to clock in big splits and carry the team to a very respectful time of 7:51.7 for 2nd place overall. When all was said and done, the boys took 8th overall in a very competitive team battle with 47 points (a 16 point improvement compared to the 2014 meet). For a quite a few Amherst athletes, the conclusion of NESCACs marks the end of the 2014-2015 season and it’s time for some quality rest. For others, the season continues next week at the DIII New England Championships at MIT.

 

Upcoming Meets

The next stop on the Championship Train will be at MIT this Friday and Saturday, May 1st and 2nd for the DIII New England Championships. For us, the majority of guys will compete on Saturday but the Friday events will be Long Jump, 110 Hurdle Trials and the 10k - starting at 4:30.

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