October 27, 2012 at Bowdoin

Conditions perfect!

Full Results


Team Results

Amherst 7th with 196 points

Amherst Results

Andrew Erskine 25:02
Patrick Grimes 25:41
KC Fussell 25:42
Charlie Reighard 25:50
Alvaro Morales 26:00
Gus Greenstein 26:05
Romey Sklar 26:17
Dan Crowley 26:27
Dillon Buckley 26:42
Greg Turissini 26:47
Eli Howe 26:50
Jeff Seelaus 27:35




Meet Recap:

Runner of the Meet - Romey Sklar

The men headed to Bowdoin for the NESCAC Championships and the conditions were absolutely perfect - the course flat, dry and fast while the temperatures were ideal and then , when combined by the incredible strength of the conference you could not ask for anything more. The race got out quick and would just continue to hammer away with some of the countries best teams and runners pounding away at one another. Andrew Erskine put himself in the front pack for the first time this year, and while he would fall off that group in the last 2k and finish 16th, it as a great step forward for him and should provide some valuable momentum as we head into the District Championship in 2 weeks. Pat Grimes also put himself up in the front 15 for the majority of the race before sliding back to 39th and finishing 2nd for the team, but again the presence of being where he belongs for the first time this season should be extremely valuable in 2 weeks when all the chips are on the table. KC Fussell grabbed the 3rd spot for the team but was not up as far towards the front as ideally needed to be and while he tried valiantly to get up there in the later stages, it would be a little tough to make the moves that were needed, though he worked very well with Grimes for the majority of the last 2 miles, as they would finish within 2 places. Our 4-6 guys - Charlie Reighard, Alva Morales and Gus Greenstein formed a great working trio early into the race and would run as a pack before splintering a little bit in he waning stages of the race but would still finish with 5 spots of each other as all three runners would record 5 mile PRs on the fast course. Romey Sklar certainly had his best race of his young career as he not only secured his first varsity 7 showing but also ran significantly faster then he has, running a very strong 2nd half of the race to grab a Top 60 finish in 26:17, with first year harrier Dan Crowley coming in a few ticks behind him in 26:27 to run his first race under 27 minutes. Eli Howe dipped under 27 minutes for the first time this season, as he ran to a 26:50 time finishing 82nd overall. With some good came some not so good, as regular scoring runners Dillon Buckley and Greg Turissini - our top runner all season thus far - struggled throughout and both were well outside of the scoring points which had an impact on the overall finish as the team grabbed 7th place. With the Top 5 teams all ranked in the Top 17 of the country, and knowing that only a maximum of 5 teams will advance on to the National Championships in 2 weeks, the guys know that they have their work cut out for them and will get ready to prepare to have their best performances at Westfield in 2 weeks. As a prep to that, some of the runners will compete at the ECAC Championships this coming weekend at Williams and will look to take a shot at winning the team's first ever ECAC title.