Amherst College Track & Field


Susie Wasserman'11



10k Qualifier Fresh off her win at NCAA's, Elise Tropiano raced the 10k at Rhodes College earning an automatic berth at NCAA's with ehr 35:37 victory. Full Story

NCAA's A National Championship in the 5k by Elise Tropiano, and an All-American performance by the Men's DMR highlight the National Championships Full Story

ECAC's Two victories by Daniel Murner in the 3k and 5k (school record in the 5k) and another victory by Jimmy Swanson in the mile lead the men to a runner-up finish at the ECAC Championships Full Story

NE's Victories by Elise Tropiano in the 3k, an NCAA Provisional mark by Daniel Murner in the 5k and a ton of seasonal bests highlight the New England Championships Full Story

USTFCCCA Scholar Athlete of the Year Elise Tropiano named the Women's Cross Country Scholar Athlete of the Year Full Story

Sports Capital Article on Elise Tropiano Anthony Caruso III interviews senior captain Elise Tropiano Full Story

Sports Capital Article on Anthony Fuller Anthony Caruso III interviews senior captain Anthony Fuller Full Story

DIII NE's Victories by Elise Tropiano in the 3k and the DMR of Elise, Sophie, Mary Doris and Carly; and Peter Foote's 3rd place finish in the 5k highlight the DIII New England Championships Full Story

Sports Capital Article on Kate Silverman Anthony Caruso III interviews senior captain Kate Silverman Full Story

Valentine Classic A school record and NCAA qualifier in the Men's DMR (9:59.60) and a runner-up finish and NCAA qualifier in the 5k by Elise Tropiano highlight the Valentine Classic Full Story

Sports Capital Article on Steve Stewart Anthony Caruso III interviews senior 800 runner Steve Stewart Full Story

Sports Capital Article on Peter Foote Anthony Caruso III interviews senior captain and distance runner Peter Foote Full Story

Tartan invite Invite Victories for the 4th week in a row by Zandra Walton and Ben Scheetz, to go along with a dominating performance in the running events highlight the Tartan Invitational Full Story

Tufts Invite Victories for the 3rd week in a row by Zandra Walton and Ben Scheetz, to go along with victories by the women's DMR and 4x400 as well as Elise Tropiano (5k) and from Jimmy Swanson (1000), Steve Stewart (600) and Peter Foote (5k) highlight the Tufts Invite Full Story

Brandeis Invite Victories from the women's 4x400, Zandra Walton (3k),Liz Dalton (5k) and wins by Ben Scheetz (600), Steve Corsello (800), John McGrail (3k) and Daniel Murner (5k) highlight the Reggie Poyau Invite at Brandeis Full Story

Wesleyan Invite Victories by Carly Levenson (500), Jordan Roehl (Shot), Zandra Walton (mile), Molly Priedeman (800) and the 4x800 for the women AND Ben Scheetz (1000), Tommy Moore (500) and Daniel Murner (3k) highlight the Wesleyan Meet Full Story

Smith Classic Victories by Kat Loomis (400), Carly Levenson (800), Jordan Roehl (Shot), Zoe Pagonis (1000) and from Steve Stewart (800) as well as from both of the 4x400 relays and the women's 4 x 800 highlight the season opener at the Smith Winter Classic Full Story

2008 Headlines


Welcome to the home page of the Amherst College Men's and Women's Track & Field Team. We hope that you find the newly designed website both a source of information and enjoyment. The site is updated regularly, so it should be easy to keep informed as to what is happening with the Lord Jeff's program at all times. Team members, parents and family, prospective students, alumni, or anyone interested in track in general should be able to find a wealth of information here. Enjoy yourselves! 

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NCAA National Championships March 13-14th


Performers of the Meet - Elise Tropiano and Jimmy Swanson

The indoor season came to an official close in Terre Haute Indiana, as Elise Tropiano in the 5k and the Men's Distance Medley Relay of Will Bell, Tommy Moore, Kit Callahan and Jimmy Swanson would be competing at Rose Hulman in the National Championships with the hopes of attaining All-American status. The men got things started on Friday night and the foursome - with Kit replacing an injured Ben Scheetz who had run the 800 leg when the team qualified with it's school record of 9:59 - primed and ready to try and improve upon their 8th place seeding. Will ran the opening 1200 leg and took over the lead after the first lap and held onto the lead through the 1000 before succumbing to the late race fatigue and battling to hand off in 7-8th. Tommy ran a strong 400 leg - using some acrobatic maneuvers to avoid a runner who fell in front of him during the 2nd lap, and handed off in 7th. Kit went out with his pack, through the 400 in 54 seconds and the hard pace set in during the last lap as he battled to keep the team close and handed off in 9th, after running a 1:57.6. Jimmy got the baton a little behind a Tufts runner who was in 8th and then a sizeable gap to the rest of the field but an opening 400 in 58.7 and hitting the 800 in 2:02.7 put him in the middle of the chase pack as 2 teams had broken clear of the field. Through the 1200 in 3:08, the last of the All-Americans would come from this pack as the teams placed 3rd through 9th were all in a pack, and Jimmy was able to stay right in the middle of it finishing in 7th place with a 4:10 split, and he - along with the other three - all garnered All-American accolades with a great performance.

Elise Tropiano would be the lone women's representative, and Saturday's only performer for the team but she was committed to making the most of it. Having finished 7th at the last 2 indoor nationals, and fresh off her runner-up finish individually in XC this fall, she was very determined to become just the 6th Amherst national Champion in track and field, and she made good on her guarantee following the XC season of winning the indoor title. She took the lead after the first lap, holding it for a few laps before sliding back into the pack and going through the first mile in an honest 5:27 which pretty much left the entire field still very much in the mix. The pace slowed slightly through the 2 mile, as Elise hit 11:01 with the leaders going though about one second faster and still having a pretty sizeable pack. As they hit a mile to go, it started to separate a little bit and string out, leaving a pack of 5 runners up near the front and with 5 laps to go, Elise jumped into the lead and started to push the pace and break away from the pack as she would run 5:20 for her last mile and 3:15 for her last 1000 to capture the win by nearly 4 seconds over the next runner. This was Elise's 6th Track & Field All-American honor to go along with 2 form XC, and her first individual National Championship. Her time of 16:58 was a new PR and she joins Carter Hamill'05 (3 national Championships in the Indoor 5k) as Amherst runners to win the 5k title indoors.




Upcoming Meet

After a weekend off, we get started with our first Outdoor Track Meet (please cooperate Mother nature!) at Trinity College on March 28th.





Photos by Alison Wade