<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> 12 XC James Earley

James Earley Invite at Westfield

October 6th, 2012


Full Results


Team Results

2nd with 111 points



Amherst Results

Charlie Reighard
Dillon Buckley
Dan Crowley
Romey Sklar
Patrick Grimes
Jeff Seelaus
Eli Howe
Scott Gemmell-Davis
Nick Codola
Alex Durkee
Cole Hawkins


Meet Recap:

Runner of the Meet - Cole Hawkins

While some of the team's top runners to this point of the season) who had raced the weekend before sat out, the rest of the team headed to the James Earley Invitational at Westfield. The course is the same one that will be run on for the Regional Championships later in November so it provided a great opportunity to get the chance to see the course. Those not competing did a solid workout on the course prior to the start of the race while the others got to have a major role in the team success. Charlie Reighard took advantage of the opportunity to lead the team as he put himself in good position early and then moved up well in the 2nd half of the race and would finish in 20th - one position in front of captain Dillon Buckley, who had a nice rebound of a race after an off race the week before. First year Dan Crowley - very family with the Stanley park course having run on it numerous times in high school (over the 5k distance) had a great last couple of miles and a big finishing kick to work himself into the Top 25, just narrowly missing breaking the 27 minute mark. Romey Sklar and Pat Grimes had very different races but would finish back to back of each other in 30th and 31st as Romey moved up strongly over the 2nd half of the race while Grimey was amongst the early leaders for the opening miles and then falling off the pace before rallying with a nice kick. Jeff Seelaus and Eli Howe entered the homestretch together and it was Jeff with the bigger kick in the final meters as both finished out the Top 7 on the day, securing the teams runner-up finish. Scott Gemmell-Davis dipped under 29 minutes, throwing down a big kick in the last 200m to insure he would get under, while coming in shortly behind him - in PR fashion was Nick Codola, Alex Durkee and even Cole Hawkins really got up on his toes and dipped - ever so closely - under the 30 minute mark for the first time. After a few weeks of splitting the squads, the team will run together at the annual Little Three Championship on Saturday as we compete in front of friends and family on our home course.