Yellow Jacket Invite

April 7, 2012


Full Results




Amherst Results

100m Dash 1500m Run
14 Krampa Selasie 11.73 13 Reighard Charlie 4:08.72
26 Paulino Javier 12.16 19 Pitmon Adron 4:10.72
34 Thaffe Wren 12.66 33 Durkee Alex 4:23.56
200m Dash 5000m Run
19 Krampa Selasie 23.35 12 Grimes Pat 15:58.85
20 Gijima Persie 23.35
22 Paulino Javier 23.61 Discus Throw
10 Terrell-Perica Josiah 40.39m
400m Dash DNF Duncan Denzel ---
4 Melton Matt 49.63
22 Codola Nick 52.29 Hammer Throw
28 Erickson Chris 54.84 6 Duncan Denzel 42.35m
32 Skurman Pete 56.33 13 Terrell-Perica Josia 22.62m
800m Run Long Jump
8 Sklar Romey 1:59.98 9 Hetterich Steve 5.98m
9 Lebovitz Lucas 2:00.23 12 Cort Mark 5.81m
25 Reighard Charlie 2:12.96
26 Burnett Dan 2:15.30 Triple Jump
7 Cort Mark 12.23m
8 Hetterich Steve 12.07m
4x100m Relay 4x400m Relay
8 Krampa Selasie 5 Codola Nick 52.8
Cort Mark Pitmon Adron 52.3
Gijima Persie Durkee Alex 52.5
Paulino Javier   Melton Matt 51.1
44.96 3:28.95
9 Hetterich Steve 53.6
Sklar Romey 52.7
Erickson Chris 54.6
Thaffe Wrenford 53.9
10 Krampa Selasie 54.5
Gijima Persie 54.0
Skurman Pete 58.8
Burnett Dan 61.7


Performer of the Meet: Steve Hetterich '15

On April 7, 2012, the Amherst College Men’s Track and Field team traveled the short distance south on I-91 to American International College to compete in the second annual Yellow Jacket Invitational.  The meet opened successfully for the Jeffs with an eighth-place finish in the 4x100m relay by a team that comprised junior Selasie Krampa, first-year Mark Cort, and sophomores Persie Gijima and Javier Paulino.  The squad marked a respectable 44.96 in their first crack at the event on the season.  Soon after, a trio of Lord Jeff mid-distance runners took to the track for the 1500m run.  For much of the race sophomore Charlie Reighard and junior Adron Pitmon – making his return after having been sidelined for all of the indoor season by several injuries – stayed in close contact, though in the race’s final lap Reighard pulled ahead, crossing the tape in a personal best 4:08.72.  Pitmon would finish exactly two seconds behind, while first-year Alex Durkee rounded out the field of Amherst harriers.  Further notable finishes came from Amherst mid-distance runners competing in the 400m dash and the 800m run.  In the former, first year Nick Codola ran 52.29 PR to substantially surpass the conference mark, while sophomore speedster Matt Melton placed fourth with a 49.63, a time that extends his season through ECAC championships.  In the latter event, first years Lucas Lebovitz and Romey Sklar held excellent positions in their race at third and fifth until the final 150 meters, where Lebovitz began a successful hard charge to the top position.  Not to be outdone, however, Sklar began a kick of his own – one that propelled him past his classmate and earned him the heat victory by a margin of less than a half second.  The 200m dash saw outstanding races from the three of the four members of the 4x100m squad who competed in the race.  Junior Krampa and sophomore Gijima raced in the same heat and finished with the exact same mark: 23.35, to qualify for NESCAC championships, while sophomore Paulino ran his fastest time of 2012 at 23.61.  The afternoon’s 4x400m relay races saw the Amherst A squad, comprising Codola, Pitmon, Durkee, and Melton grab fifth place at 3:28.95.

In the field, Amherst had as accomplished a day as on the oval.  Junior Denzel Duncan made noise in his return to throwing competition with a big PR and a sixth-place finish in the hammer throw, heaving the implement 42.35m.  First-year thrower Josiah Terrell-Perica nailed a PR of his own in the discus, increasing his best mark by six meters with a thunderous toss of 40.39m, just out of finals.  In the jumps, first year Steve Hetterich nailed a PR in the long jump at 5.98m, just out of points, while Hetterich and classmate Cort both marked over 12.00m (Hetterich for another PR) in the triple jump to finish eighth and seventh.  All marks from the field were good for conference championships.