American International Invite

AIC April 6, 2013


Team Score - 5th with 63 points


Full Results


Amherst Results

400 Matt Melton 48.75 1
10000 Andrew Erskine 32:12.21 1
1500 Patrick Grimes 3:57.36 2
10000 KC Fussell 32:19.28 2
HAM Denzel Duncan 44.70 4
HAM Josiah Terrell-Perica 42.72 5
1500 Greg Turissini 4:03.08 6
800 Patrick Grimes 1:56.76 7
1500 Charlie Reighard 4:03.45 7
SP Denzel Duncan 12.81 7
TJ Steve Hetterich 12.41 7
200 Ralph Washington 23.12 8
DIS Josiah Terrell-Perica 37.21 8
400 Brent Harrison 51.92 12
100 Ralph Washington 11.48 13
200 Javier Paulino 23.62 15
800 Romey Sklar 1:59.81 17
1500 Dan Crowley 4:10.84 17
100 Persie Gijima 11.62 20
200 Persie Gijima 23.98 20
1500 Dillon Buckley 4:11.46 20
LJ Mark Cort 5.48 21
100 Javier Paulino 11.64 22
1500 Jeff Seelaus 4:13.01 22
800 Nick Codola 2:02.32 23
LJ Steve Hetterich 5.29 23
400 Steve Hetterich 54.06 24
800 Judd Liebman 2:02.36 24
1500 Matt Woop 4:18.32 30
1500 Lucas Lebovitz 4:19.83 31
800 Eli Howe 2:04.73 32
1500 Brent Harrison 4:22.19 34
800 Matt Melton 2:05.65 38
800 Cole Hawkins 2:14.25 52




Performer of the Meet: Ralph Washington

A shorter drive down to Springfield helped to offset a long day at the track but the wind managed to keep things chilly and make the day feel a little longer. The 10k got the day started, and mid 30's with a strong wind combined with 25 laps made for a long race but Andrew Erskine and KC Fussell, along with Coach Mears who was also racing the 10k, worked well together to keep laps right around a 5:10 mile pace as they looked for a controlled effort on the day and ultimately went 1-2 at 32:12 and 32:19, with Ben in 3rd at 32:22. The days other victory came at the legs of Matt Melton who sped to an easy victory in the 400, opening up the season with a convincing 48.75 to win by over a second. In the Hammer, Denzel Duncan threw over 146 feet to grab 4th place while Josiah launched the ball to a new PR of 140 feet to grab 5th place. Both would score in other throwing events as Denzel grabbed 7th in the shot at 12.81m while Josiah grabbed the final scoring spot in the discus at 37m. Patrick Grimes led a strong 1500 contingent as he finished 2nd in 3:57 while Greg Turissini and Charlie Reighard would come in at 4:30 in 6th and 7th, while Dan Crowley would grab 2nd in the earlier section of the 1500 in 4:10 and finish 17th with Dillon Buckley and Jeff Seelaus also cracking the Top 25. Steve Hetterich grabbed a couple of points in the triple jump with his 12.41 jump as well as a good effort in the 400 earlier that deadened the legs a bit. In the short sprints, it was Ralph Washington leading the team this week as he grabbed points in the 200 as well as a big PR of 23.12 to go along with another PR in the100 from earlier in 11.48 - despite the chilly temps. He joined with Javy Paulino, Persie Gijima and Khalil Fleming to get the baton around the oval in 6th lace despite some shaky handoffs and both Javy and Persie finished in the Top 20 in the other sprinting events. Grimey led a strong contingent of 800 runners for the team as he won his section in a 1:56 and finished 7th overall, while Romey Sklar dipped under 2:00 to grab 17th and as they usually are - Nick Codola and Judd Liebman were separated in time by a couple of hundredths of a second, as they finished 23rd and 24th in 2:02. Brent Harrison stepped up to the 1500 but the bigger performance was the step down to the 400, with only the hurdles in between the two events, and ran a 51.92 just missing scoring in the event out of the slower section.