ECAC Championships

At Springfield College May 16-17, 2013


Team Score - 38th with 8 points


Full Results


Amherst Results

10000 Andrew Erskine 31::38.26 4
400 Matt Melton 48.57 6
5000 Charlie Reighard 15:28.15 11
800 Brent Harrison 1:54.81 13
800 Romey Sklar 1:54.95 15
5000 Dillon Buckley 15:59.51 17
Javelin Josiah Terrell-Perica 49.89 21
1500 Greg Turissini 4:01.89 24
1500 Patrick Grimes 4:03.91 29
4x800 2:00.8 Howe 8:00.03 12
1:59.1 Seelaus
2:01.4 Melton
1:58.6 Grimes


Meet Recap:

The 2013 season came to an end at Springfield College, with the running of the ECAC Championships on Thursday and Friday. The combination of final exams, lengthy papers and lack of sleep do not usually equate to great results, and this year was no real exception. Some years the ECAC will be a week after finals, and things come together real well but this year was not the case, and while the desire and conviction was ever present - the effort needed to get work done ultimately seemed to take its toll - especially in the later stages of races. On Thursday, Josiah competed in the javelin and was throwing into a brutal cross wind that was wreaking havoc on the field, and he was only able to get the javelin out to 164 feet, good for 21st. Meet delays for whatever reason pushed the 5k & 10k start times back 45 minutes later but would ultimately make for better conditions - little cooler and less windy. Charlie and Dillon got after it in the 5k, and were both hoping to improve their times from early in the season but despite valiant efforts, it was not going to be in the cards. Charlie moved up a few spots over the last mile after a conservative start and would finish in 11th, while Dillon would come through in 17th. In the 10k, Andrew went after it with the early leaders going through the 3m in 14:50, but would start to fade just after the 4 mile but held on to grab a 4th place, running 31:38. On the second day, the 1500 was the first event to get under way and Greg was in good position through the first couple of laps but looked like the well was empty when he went to it in the final 300 and he would finish in 4:01. Grimey was in the 2nd section, and he took the lead into the win bringing the field through a solid opening 800 in 2:03 and continued to lead through about the 1000m mark before getting passed and the wind came out of his sails and he struggled home in 4:03 - unfortunately, shy of the time he would need to move on to NCAA's. Matt Melton was the next to go in the 4th of 5th sections in the 400m and he won his section decisively in a new PR of 48.57 and would ultimately grab 6th place. The 800 would be the days final individual events as Brent would use a big kick on the last 150 to run away with his section, winning in 1:54.81 and placing 11th overall, before literally running to the car to get back to school for a final exam. Romey would compete in the next section, and ran a 1:54.95 to place 15th overall. The 4x800 would be the final event of the year for the men, and it gave a chance for two guys to get one more race under their belts - the first being senior Eli Howe who would fittingly lead things off as he ran 2:00.8, and was followed by first year Jeff Seelaus who ran 1:59.2 before handing off to Matt whose 2:01 carry gave the stick to Grimey for his final collegiate race, as he finished things off with a 1:58 carry, helping the team to a 12th place finish.