NEICAAA NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

Oct 8th at Franklin Park

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Team Scores:

Varsity 19th (6th DII) with 547 points

JV 12th with 289

 

Amherst Runners

 Varsity Race
     76  Andrew Erskine                26:16
      87  Patrick Grimes                26:25
      90  KC Fussell                    26:27
     135  Greg Turissini                26:59
     159  Dillon Buckley                27:15
    166 Adron Pitmon                  27:22
   196 Gus Greenstein                27:44

JV Race

34 Ben Scheetz 27:01

52 Romey Sklar 27:22

73 Alvaro Morales 27:37

84 Lucas Lebovitz 27:43

90 Eli Howe 27:46

152 Charlie Reighard 28:47

162 Geoff Ainslie 28:54

184 Nick Codola 29:14

232 Kevin Heintz 30:24

237 Alex Durkee 30:30

 

Race Recap

Runner of the Meet - Nick Codola

After the weekend off from racing last week, the team headed into Boston to compete against nearly all of the schools in New England at the NEICAAA Championships at Franklin Park. There were two races - the JV got underway first at 11:45 with the Varsity race at 1:15. Unseasonably warm weather saw temps in the mid 80's but otherwise good conditions for the race. In the varsity race, the team finished 19th overall and as the 6th DIII team. Andrew Erskine was the first finisher for the team coming through in 26:16 with Patrick Grimes and KC Fussell coming across the line within 10 seconds of Andrew. First year Greg Turissini made his racing debut and a solid one, as he finished 4th for the team, just dipping under 27 minutes. Dillon Buckley closed out the scoring with his 27:15 finish and Adron Pitmon and Gus Greenstein closed out the day for the men of Amherst. The heat, and a bit of a pileup early in the race, had an impact on some of the times but the guys competed tough and finished ahead of a couple of teams that were ranked ahead of of them in the regional rankings. In the JV section, it was NCAA 800 champ who found his XC legs, as Ben Scheetz led the team with his 27:01 race - a time that would have been good enough to factor into the scoring in the varsity race. Romey Sklar, quite familiar with the course, got to see it from a 5 mile perspective for the first time, coming through as the team's #2 runner while Alva Morales battled both the heat and illness to come through as the 3rd runner for the team, with first year Lucas Lebovitz making his 5 mile debut a sub 28 minute one, and Eli Howe would close out the scoring for the team as he came across the line 3 seconds after. Charlie Reighard and Geoff Ainslie came through a few seconds apart and then Nick Codola would have the race of the day as he would finish in 29:14 - well under 30 minutes - in his first 5 mile race, while class mate Alex Durkee hit his goal time of 30:30 on the money in his first crack at the 5 mile distance.